Summer Valley and Forest Hike

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Stop At: Chugach State Park, 18620 Seward Hwy, Anchorage, AK 99516, USA

Eagle River hosts amazing phenomena and a rich ecology that you will learn about from our skilled naturalists. You will see photogenic birch and aspen trees mixed with giant spruces, as well as smaller brushes like willows, alders, and devil's club. Imagine endless varieties of edible berries, and fascinating fungi. If they are in-season, we will try a few! We may see moose, Dall sheep, and even a bear on this tour. Plus, there are many species of small mammals and birds we could encounter, too. At a distance approximately 6 miles in length, and a non-strenuous grade, most people can feel comfortable participating.

Transportation included in total time of tour:
(1 hour transportation & 4 hours hiking)

Duration: 4 hours

Activity Details
Experience the wonders found in one of the Chugach State Park's fondest, glaciated valleys. On this tour, we will take you to the glorious Eagle River trail system where boreal forests, and salmon spawning streams are found. This trail network also hosts the renowned "Crow Pass", which is part of the historic Iditarod trail system once used by dog sleds and mushers.

Highlights:

• Experience hiking in Chugach State Park's Eagle River trail system!
• Perfect for solo travelers and couples.
• Enjoy breathtaking views of towering vistas. Amazing landscapes await!
• Learn about Alaska's boreal forests and glaciated valleys from a skilled naturalist.
• Opportunity for wildlife viewing including, salmon, bear, moose and birds.
• Provisions include a prepacked snack, courtesy of Kat’s Epic Trail Bites, and your choice of either reindeer sausage or a cheese-stick.

If you are looking for a moderate hike with beautiful Alaskan sights and sounds, this is your pick. Book today!
Departure & Return
Departure PointWest 10th Avenue & L Street, W 10th Ave & L St, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA
ReturnReturns to original departure point
What's Included
  • Day packs and trekking poles available upon request.
  • Snacks - High-calorie trail bites & a Hunter Stick (Reindeer sausage) or cheesestick
  • No hotel, B&B, Air B&B, or other accommodation pickups.
  • Must meet at designated meeting location or provide own transportation to trailhead.
Additional Information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Experience Suggestions: No experienced required, but you should be able to walk at least 7 miles on flat pavement, or 5 miles of uneven rolling terrain over the course of roughly 4 hours. Some parts of the trail are steep and hilly, placing additional stress on areas of the body not impacted by level terrain. Not recommended for those with cardiac or respiratory issues/illness. May be difficult for those with severe joint issues.
  • Participation waiver signature required prior to departure.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know and we will accommodate you with a different snack option.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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