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Challenging Hike

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Anchorage, Alaska, United States

  • Activities

    Adventure, Hiking Trekking

  • Price
    $150 USD per person
  • Duration

    6-7 hours from, and to, your hotel

  • Avg Distance

    9 miles roundtrip; 1500-2000 feet elevation gain (depending on trail)

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Daily at 7:30am and 2pm

  • Starting Location

    Chugach State Park

  • Price Includes

    We provide: water, a snack, bug spray, trekking poles, and a small day pack

  • Notes

    Please bring sunglasses, a sun hat, and/or sunscreen. We recommend mid-weight hiking boots or at least a pair of solid shoes. Our pick up times at your hotel are at 7:30am and 2pm. Early mornings are generally the best time to view wildlife and beat the crowds. The afternoons are generally a bit busier in the mountains, but are a perfect option for those who want to sleep in and ease into the day


  • get the full picture of how Rabbit Creek Valley and Ptarmigan Pass ties into the ridges and peaks along the Arm when hiking McHugh Peak
  • Hidden Lake — so named because you will not see it until you’ve almost stepped in it
  • incredible pristine scenery
  • wildlife is abundant on this hike


Trip Info

If you are looking for something more challenging and want to spend an entire day exploring the Chugach State Park, we’ll take you on this 6 – 7 hours tour. You will either climb McHugh peak at 4,200 feet or hike to Hidden Lake at 3,600 feet, a beautiful Mountain Lake at the base of the Wedge, the Ramp, and O’Malley.


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