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Bodenburg Butte

Bodenburg Loop, Palmer, AK
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This is where I live

Lakes, mountains, moose, fishing, close to great restaurants and the small quaint town or Palmer... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Palmer, Alaska
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The Butte is Butte-iful

My husband and I hiked this in early May after a gentle rain. We understand this can be a dusty... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Bodenburg Loop, Palmer, AK
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lakes, mountains, moose, fishing, close to great restaurants and the small quaint town or Palmer. You can climb the Butte and go horse back riding and kayaking or canoeing. I have lived here for 33 years.

Thank Beverly1942
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I hiked this in early May after a gentle rain. We understand this can be a dusty hike, but the conditions during our hike were awesome! A bit strenuous in various sections of the hike, but it was sooooo worth it! Beautiful...More

Thank Monarch0708
Reviewed 6 January 2017

A classic valley hike for both locals and visitors. The Butte is about an 800ft elevation gain and the top has a 360 degree view of the valley featuring the Knik Glacier, Lazy Mountain, Sleeping Lady and Pioneer Peak. The "old side" (by the reindeer...More

1  Thank Mariah W
Reviewed 22 November 2016

This is a favorite hike for us. We prefer the route starting from Mothershead Lane. Approximate one mile hike with a lot of stairs. Well worth the effort as when you reach the top you get a 360-degree panorama with great views of the Knik...More

Thank wrodster
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

A relatively easy walk before hitting stairs up the steep sections. Approximately 800 foot elevation gain, a bit of a work out, but there are several obvious places to take a breather and enjoy the growing views if needed. The effort is rewarded by great...More

Thank 1never2late
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful hike that is relatively easy, depending on the speed at which you engage the climb. There are quite a few stairs but if you take your time there's no problem with this hike and once you're on top you'll enjoy the...More

Thank Anthony D
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Amazing view. Two path a long winding, some places are steep. But good for the novice climber. Take water...good shoes and go with friends. The shorter way is across the street from Reindeer farm. Steep, short and rocky and dusty in some places. Take water,...More

1  Thank alaskatrini
Reviewed 12 September 2016

A moderate pace will get you to the top in about 30-35 minutes. There are a lot of steps! But it's better than it used to be when it was one long slide! It's through the woods most of the way, but opens up a...More

Thank Bob-in-AK
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We hiked ot the top of the butte as a family. It took about 20 minutes to get to the top, walking rather quickly. It's got a lot of stairs, so those with very small children or bad joints might want to plan for more...More

Thank Dustin10
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Using the well maintained trail with stairs of the west/north side, this hike is one of the best in this area. The view from the top of the butte is spectacular from valley floor to glacier to mountain top. Although some of the trail is...More

Thank Timmie2015
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How is the condition of the hike during this time of the year? Has anyone hiked it recently? Would like to hike it this weekend.
19 March 2016|
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Response from Anthony D | Reviewed this property |
I'd wait unless you have I've cleats. If you have cleats, it's just fine.