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April Bowl Trail

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 4.2 (9)

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


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Map Key

1.2

Miles

2.0

KM

Point to Point

4,791' 1,460 m

High

3,904' 1,190 m

Low

889' 271 m

Up

2' 1 m

Down

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

59%

Max Grade (30°)

Dogs Leashed

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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Joseph Anderson

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  4.2 from 9 votes

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  4.2 from 9 votes
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#78

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#6,715

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Aug 3, 2020
Leann Mason
beautiful view of the layers of mountain ranges It was very windy. 1.9mi — 1h 45m
Jun 27, 2020
Ben Neff
Roundtrip on the ridge. Great 260 views 2.3mi — 1h 15m
Sep 10, 2019
Megan Althuis
Sep 2, 2019
Sarah Bender
Sep 30, 2018
JP T
Jul 21, 2018
Kate I
Sep 4, 2017
Nathan Luke
First hike with Jailynn! 1.3mi