"Powerline Pass Trail" Chugach Mountains Tip by HasTowelWillTravel

Chugach Mountains, Anchorage: 17 reviews and 28 photos


This trail runs a long while, from the Glen Alps area to the Indian trailhead. It cuts up through a glacier-cut valley, past the cirque at the top and over the namesake pass, descending down to the other trailhead on the other side. Getting up through the pass is a bit of a huff, ascending 1300' on one side and 1900+' on the other. But it makes going down a lot of fun :)

Keep your eyes out for moose and other wildlife. Also in the late summer, mossberries and blueberries grow in profusion along the trail and river.

Trail length: 11 miles or 17.6 km (one way)

Directions: Take Minnesota south, which curves into O'Malley Rd. Keep that up till you reach Hillside, hang a right, then follow the signs to the Glen Alps trailhead parking lot.
Website: http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/units/chugach/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 7, 2009
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