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April Bowl Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

1.2 mile 2.0 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 889' 271 m
Descent: -2' -1 m
High: 4,791' 1,460 m
Low: 3,904' 1,190 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 14% (8°)
Max Grade: 59% (30°)

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Trail shared by Joseph Anderson

This scenic trail starts at the April Bowl Trailhead parking lot and heads to the summit of Hatch Peak.

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Features Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

Family Friendly It is not too difficult and gets to great views very quickly without needing to go far.

Description

This is a consistently steep and scenic trail up to a set of glacial lakes. The trail gets rocky as you traverse up along the ridge to the first peak with great views of the lakes below as well as willow on one side and the Mat-Su Valley down the other. The trail continues up the ridge until you reach the top. This point is roughly 1,000 feet in elevation gain from the starting point at Hatcher Pass. This is the most common turnaround spot, but from here the trail continues in multiple directions, so you can continue to hike ridgelines to wherever you feel like going.

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Sep 2, 2019
Sarah Bender
Sep 30, 2018
JP T
Jul 21, 2018
Kate Incarnato
Sep 4, 2017
Nathan Luke
First hike with Jailynn! 1.3mi

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  4.0 from 6 votes

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#103

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