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Day Hiker's Mini Expedition

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737 W 5th Ave
737 W 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USAWe meet at our office above the Glacier Brewhouse. If you are looking at the main entrance to Brewhouse (from 5th Ave), we are through the orange door 10 feet to the right, and up the stairs.
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    Chugach State Park
    Stop: 7 hours -
    This is great option for individuals with hiking experience seeking a moderate to difficult full-day adventure. Depending on trail & weather conditions, and overall fitness level of group, we’ll take you to one of two special areas of the Chugach State Park. Both hikes involve a fair amount of uphill hiking, especially Little O’Malley & The Ballpark. That said, the elevation gain is typically spread out over the course of the hike, making them both very achievable. During the hike, we have the opportunity to see moose, bear, dall sheep, mountain goats, plus a variety of small mammals like arctic squirrels and marmots. There are plenty of birds to gaze at like bald eagles, thrushes, chickadees, and jays. If you are feeling wary about your safety, don’t fret! All our guides are experienced in the back country and will educate you on animal safety before we set out. Along the way we will enjoy lunch featuring Alaskan berries, smoked salmon, and a variation on a classic: a sun butter & jelly sandwich. We also have fresh fruit and granola for this full-day tour. At the turnaround point, we’ll have plenty of time to enjoy some casual banter about all things Alaskan and take spectacular photos and video. After that, we will head back while enjoying the sights and sounds which make Alaska so amazing. We will even have you back in time to visit our great local restaurants, or even take a museum or brewery tour if you aren’t whipped! Experience Requirements: You should have a fair amount of hiking experience before attempting this hike. At a minimum, you should be able to walk roughly 10 miles on flat pavement, or 8 miles of uneven rolling terrain over the course of 6 hours. You should also be able to easily climb many flights of stairs over the duration of the hike. Some parts of trail are steep and hilly, placing additional stress on areas of the body not impacted by level terrain. Not recommended for those with cardiac or respiratory issues/illness. May be difficult for those with severe joint issues. If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know and we will accommodate you with a different snack option.
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Important Information
Departure Point
737 W 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA
Departure Time
10:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Day Packs, Trekking Poles
  • Bottled water - Reusable bottles filled with water
  • Coffee and/or Tea - Yerba Mate, and caffeinated/non-caffeinated options with thermos
  • Snacks - Sun Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Fruit, Smoked Salmon & High-Calorie Trail Bites
  • No hotel, B&B, Air B&B, or other accommodation pickups. Must meet at designated meeting location.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Participation waiver signature required prior to departure.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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By: Hike Alaska
9 reviews
Utqiagvik, Alaska
Experience of lifetime
Mathhew is such a wonderful friend !!! Best tour ever! I had a blast while hiking in such beautiful scenery
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Frozen Barbara Falls
It was a great time learning about the backwoods of Anchorage. Seeing a frozen waterfall was amazing! Definitely
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Awesome hike with lots of learning
Matt is AWESOME. Not only did he serve this beautiful country, he also shares his knowledge of nature and Alaska.
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Great Customer Service
Was visiting Anchorage for a couple days and only had one day to fit in some hiking. Matt with Hike Alaska was
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Claire L
Matt's hike was just what we wanted
If you want to take a hike in the Chugach but don't know where to go or want to have a guide, then go with Go Hike
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Fairfax, Virginia
Amazing time
Matt set up a great time with us. He listened to what we wanted and didn’t want to do and came up with a great
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Julio S
Looing for An Awesome Time!
is hike was exactly what I was looking for during my trip to Anchorage! Matt picked us up and headed out gave some
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Maki P
Seminyak, Indonesia
Beautiful Scenery - Brilliant Guides
We had a gorgeous day hike to Flattop and beyond to Peaks 1 & 2 with Matt and Taylor. These guys are excellent !
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Outstanding guided hike experience at Hatcher Pass
We felt blessed to find Matt and Hike Alaska. Matt listened to what we were looking for and helped us select an
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Key Details
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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