McHugh Creek Day Use Area, Girdwood

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#10 of 16 in Nature in Anchorage
McHugh Creek Day Use Area is located in Girdwood. A visit to McHugh Creek Day Use Area represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Anchorage online travel planner to plot your vacation.
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  • We flew into Anchorage a few days before our cruise left Seward & did the Turnagain Arm Drive & the Portage Valley drive (which can both be found on alaska.org) - not sure if I can put a hyper link he...  more »
  • I took a nice hike on the Turnaround Trail starting at McHugh Creek Recreational Area yesterday. The trail climbs for a few hundred feet before running along the ridge above the Turnaround Arm of Cook...  more »
  • Was there twenty years ago in July, first stop south of Anchorage on the way to Homer, great hour stop over, saw and photographed a few mountain rams there, jumping from rock to rock, and other wildli...  more »
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  • Great place for a day hike. There are lots of scenic over looks by the parking lots, and longer trails to hike. They have grills in the parking lots on the second level for picnics. The cost per day is $5 and there is no overnight parking. They close the gate at nine in the summer and leave it closed in the winter I believe.
  • This is a beautiful spot although busy most times. Thick with bears so need a gun but the hike is so pretty and we'll worth it
  • Best place to go for a person that's never been in the woods or by mountains. It'll do the trick.
  • Perfect day trip from Anchorage. The grills and water is free the parking is not.
  • Nice trails up to the ridge although pretty overgrown. Beautiful view from the top.
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