Matanuska Peak Route

 3 votes

9.8 Miles 15.8 Kilometers


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Singletrack

5,348' 1,630 m

Ascent

-5,348' -1,630 m

Descent

5,896' 1,797 m

High

548' 167 m

Low

21%

Avg Grade (12°)

115%

Max Grade (49°)

Unknown

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The most direct route to the summit of Matanuska Peak.

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Overview

A steep and challenging route from the Matanuska River Valley floor to one of the highest peaks in the area. Spectacular panoramic views can be had from the summit.
Features: Views — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

Description

This trail begins on an access road and continues about 1.4 miles to a small hydroelectric dam on McRoberts Creek. At this point, a singletrack trail begins to wind through vegetation and parallels McRoberts Creek for a while until reaching treeline around 2,500 ft. From here, climb through alpine tundra until reaching a large talus field that leads to the summit of Matanuska Peak.

The end of this trail is extremely steep, and the talus slope presents a somewhat formidable obstacle. Use caution, and keep an eye out for cairns that mark the way.

Flora & Fauna

Bears, moose, and other native wildlife.

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Aug 19, 2017
Cary Strahan
Jun 3, 2017
Greg Stocker
May 20, 2017
Ken Middendorf
Sep 11, 2016
Mark Stock
Did this hike on beautiful cloudless day. 5 hours 30 minutes total

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