Take the Arctic Valley Road to the end where parking is $5.00 to support the Alpenglow Ski Resort. The hike starts off at tree level and leads to multiple trails that will take you upward to a ridge in less than two hours. The trail also provides access to an alpine bowl rich with berries. From the highest peak there are views of the Anchorage Bowl and Inlet, Ship Creek, and South Fork Eagle River and these are all noted at the top. Great berry picking in the fall. In the winter, enjoy the ski resort with a couple of ski lifts usually working, or take a cross country ski down to Ship Creek.
Distance: 3.5 miles