Need to Know
Parking at the Glen Alps Trailhead requires a $5 parking fee per day or an annual Alaska State Parks pass.
This trail has an extremely difficult rating due to exposure at the very top of the peak.
The Ramp is #75 of the Chugach State Park Peaks as listed on Peakbagger.com. While there is a long approach, at 5,240 ft., the Ramp is one of the easier 5,000 footers and provides stunning views of the Turnagain Peaks, the Chugach front range, and the Anchorage bowl.
The route described here is the south ridge approach, which is normally accessed from the Glen Alps Trailhead via Powerline Pass Trail
and Ship Lake Pass Trail
From Ship Lake Pass, head north up the dirt/scree/tundra to a fairly well traveled trail that falls just west of the actual ridgeline. The final 30 feet or so does get fairly exposed, but there is good footing and the use of hands is not necessary. Standing at the high point is also not recommended due to extreme exposure on the north face.
Shared By: Abe H