Chugach

Turnagain Arm Trail

brochure Chugach - Turnagain Arm Trail

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

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Guide to in Chugach State Park Multiple trailheads to start your adventure; these include: Potter, McHugh, Rainbow, and Windy Corner. Many side trails lead off the main trail with Access to McHugh Lake, Table Rock and several rock climbing areas. Safety and Considerations: Moose and bears frequent this trail as a travel corridor. In the spring, beware of moose calving areas around McHugh Creek Day Use Area. Know proper techniques to avoid and respond to dangerous wildlife encounters. Access: Potter Trailhead (Seward Hwy, Mile 115); McHugh Creek Trailhead (Seward Hwy, Mile 112); Rainbow Trailhead (Seward Hwy, Mile 108); Windy Corner Trailhead (Seward Hwy, Mile 106). Allowable Uses: Hiking. Bikes not allowed. Distance: Potter to McHugh - 3.4 miles McHugh to Rainbow - 4.2 miles Rainbow to windy - 1.9 miles Total of 9.5 miles one way Elevation Gain: 200-1000 feet Difficulty: Moderate Turnagain TurnagainArm ArmTrail TrailProfile Profile Special Features: Park Rules: Bikes are not allowed. Open fires are prohibited except in the McHugh picnic area. Pets must be on a leash while in the trailhead parking lot, and be 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. Elevation(feet) (feet) Elevation One of the first trails of the year to melt because of its southern exposure. Trail parallels the highway and railroad; it follows the support route created during 1910's railroad construction. Good views of Turnagain Arm and Kenai Mountains, especially in spring and fall when foliage is minimal. Coastal vegetation and spring wildflowers. Look for Dall Sheep at Windy Corner. 1000 1000 800 800 Potter Creek TH Trail Description: Rainbow TH Turnagain Arm Trail 600 600 400 400 200 200 00 00 22 44 66 Distance Distance(miles) (miles) Chugach State Park Headquarters Mile 115, Seward Highway (907) 345 - 5014 csp@alaska.gov 88 10 10 Contact Information Chugach State Park Headquarters Mile 115, Seward Highway (907) 345 - 5014 csp@alaska.gov

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