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McHugh Creek Recreation Area

Mile 112 Seward Highway, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK 99587
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Mile 112 Seward Highway, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK 99587

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very pretty area. There's a waterfall, hiking trails, restrooms & picnic tables. My brother who lives in Anchorage took my grandson and I for a hike along a trail, it was so serene, lush and beautiful.

Thank annmP4932ND
Reviewed 25 June 2017

This was a nice stop along the turnagain arm. We love waterfalls so it was a must stop for us. The slight climb to the overview was easy and offered a very beautiful panoramic. We didn't hike much of the trail itself because it started...More

Thank Keabu
Reviewed 1 June 2017

This stop my family really enjoyed. From the easy hikes, the picturesque views of Turnagain and the mountains to the babbling creek we ended up spending a lot more time here than I anticipated. It was also clean but the bathroom facilities needed a little...More

Thank bobaloo000
Reviewed 20 May 2017

I love this walk. It can be a little challenging for visitors, but the fact that it's right off the highway and that there are lots of others making the trip allow for new hikers to try out their boots.

Thank mw13
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Great hike with outstandun mountain and bay water views- lots of bear activity from May thru September- greeted by 2. Grizzlies on trail- watch fir bear scat- travel either others- wear bells and talk

1  Thank Cocokayak
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I love this trail as it is close by the city but a bit isolated from all the noise. you can blueberry pick here and spot some local wildlife as well.

Thank Rosie J
Reviewed 10 October 2016

McHugh Creek Recreation Area is placed beside the main road 1 to Seward. A wonderful place with picnic tables. The road climbs up a few dozen meters above the sea level which gives the place a good point of view on Turnagain Arm . Also...More

Thank davidkalir
Reviewed 13 September 2016

But area is now closed for hiking due to a forest fire in August 2016. The trail is washed out and many fallen trees. They hope to open the trail next year.

Thank geraldmf
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful overlook. The fire changed the look. We'll see how erosion affects the area. Fee to park. Rest room. Belugas might be visible if you're lucky. The summer fireweed provides the extra splash of color.

Thank Becky H
Reviewed 30 August 2016

July wildfire has made this a study of how quickly life returns after a fire. We are SOOOO lucky the winds were not in a way to damage more homes. And even luckier that rains cam when they were so needed. I have not hiked...More

Thank michaelfU8928UH
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ethan f
2 June 2015|
Response from AbsolutelyA-Z | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking lot that is free and a parking lot that requires a fee. You can park in the free parking lot and go. You can spend as much time as you wish to. You can see a lot of great views in just a short time from... More