McHugh Creek Day Use Area, Girdwood

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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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  • Lovely Prince William Sound Scenery! Beautiful to Hike towards the mountains. Be aware in bear territory. Great low key picnic area also!
  • If you're looking for a place to have a large group picnic then consider the McHugh Creek Recreation Area. There are plenty of picnic tables and parking here. The only caution is the chance of having a large moose visit. The McHugh Creek is beautiful and worth the trip, so enjoy a BBQ next the creek.
  • Very pretty spot. Bring good boots or crampons in winter
  • Great place to hike along the turnagain arm
  • Great vistas both north and mountains along with Cook Inlet.
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