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Mchugh Peak is a 8.35 mile round trip hike with 4,168 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 15 miles south-southeast of Anchorage Alaska. July and August are the best months to enjoy this hike.
Just outside of Anchorage, McHugh Creek State Wayside Trailhead provides access to the SW tip of the Chugach range. There are a mix of easy to difficult hikes to be had. There is a $5 day use fee.
Check out the Official Route.
This is a difficult hike. Arrive fit and prepared or this could get ugly.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.