Chugach

Bird Ridge Trail

brochure Chugach - Bird Ridge Trail

Guide to the Bird Ridge Trail at Chugach State Park (SP) in Alaska. Published by Alaska State Parks.

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Guide to Bird Ridge Trail in Chugach State Park Access: Bird Ridge Trailhead Allowable Uses: Hiking Distance: 2.5 miles one way Elevation Gain: 3400 feet Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult Elevation(feet) (feet) Elevation Bird BirdRidge RidgeTrail Trail 4000 4000 3500 3500 3000 3000 2500 2500 2000 2000 1500 1500 1000 1000 500 500 00 00 0.5 0.5 11 1.5 1.5 22 2.5 2.5 33 Distance Distance(miles) (miles) Trail Description: Safety and Considerations: timberline. The trail then follows the ridgeline to uphill hike. No water source on the ridge. Snow can linger on the Bird Ridge Point (3505 feet). Expect to see many upper ridge through late spring. Trail is exposed, so be prepared for people on this popular hike. Exceptional views of windy conditions. Steep trail with some scrambling. This area is Turnagain Arm and the Kenai Mountains. subject to trapping during winter months. Park Rules: Special Features: The Bird Ridge Trail begins as a steep ascent to Bikes are not allowed. Pets must be on a leash while in the trailhead parking lot, and under control on trails and in the backcountry. Please clean up after your pet. Visit http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/units/chugach for a complete set of park rules. Wear proper footwear and carry enough water for this strenuous First snow-free spring hike (due to southern exposure) in the park. Early wildflowers. Great views of Turnagain Arm and Kenai Mountains. Contact: Chugach State Park Headquarters Mile 115, Seward Highway csp@alaska.gov - Potter Section House (907) 345-5014

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