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
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.
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
Chugach State Park Headquarters
Mile 115, Seward Highway
Potter Section House