McHugh Peak Trail South
ElevationAscent: 3,038' 926 m
Descent: -58' -18 m
High: 4,214' 1,284 m
Low: 1,233' 376 m
GradeAvg Grade: 23% (13°)
Max Grade: 112% (48°)
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“A stiff climb leads to great views atop McHugh Peak!”— Abe H
Continue northeast along the ridge for nearly two miles until you see the finger rock formation. An easy scramble up the formation is required to reach the true summit.
This trail has a black diamond rating due to some route finding in the wildfire zone, steep grades, and minor scrambling at the summit.
Other routes up to McHugh Peak include the north ridge from Bear Valley and east ridge from Rabbit Lake (requires logistics). The northwest ridge is not recommended due to access concerns.
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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Flora & Fauna
Land Manager: Alaska DNR - Parks and Outdoor Recreation