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The easiest "mountain" hike in the Mat-Su Valley.


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1.2

Miles

1.9

KM

Point to Point

852' 260 m

High

139' 42 m

Low

719' 219 m

Up

6' 2 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

68%

Max Grade (34°)

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Features Geological Significance · Views

Family Friendly A wide trail with lots of stairs and the shallowest grade of all the "mountain" hikes in the Mat-Su valley.

Need to Know

There is a restroom at the trailhead. Parking is $5.

Description

The Butte is the easiest hike up a "mountain" you'll find in the Mat-Su valley. It's a great place to take visitors to Alaska thanks to the spectacular 360 degree view of the Knik Glacier, Matanuska Peak, Pioneer Peak, the Talkeetna Mountains, the Matanuska river, and the Mat-Su valley. The first mile or so is a wide gravel path that is very well maintained with only mild inclines and ends with a couple benches. The trail then gives way to stairs and a singletrack that switches back and forth up the mountain to a rocky/dusty summit.

Flora & Fauna

You may encounter moose along this trail.

Contacts

Shared By:

Michael Backus

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Jun 26, 2024
Mary Goss
Steep steps last half, but awesome rocks at the top to climb around and enjoy 360 view of Alaska!
May 22, 2023
Alex Moldovan
2.4mi — 1h 12m
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