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Wolverine Peak Trail

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 4.5 (6)

A popular trail for locals and visitors alike.


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Map Key

2.8

Miles

4.5

KM

47%

Runnable

4,398' 1,341 m

High

1,356' 413 m

Low

3,042' 927 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

20%

Avg Grade (12°)

54%

Max Grade (28°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

The parking lot requires a $5.00 daily parking fee or a seasonal Alaska State Park parking pass.

Description

Start at the Prospect Heights trailhead for an often uphill run to an obvious summit with views of Anchorage, Cook Inlet, and sometimes Denali. The trail can be very slick in the winter months, so bring ice grippers.

Wolverine Peak is one of the most prominent Chugach State Park peaks near Anchorage. From the Prospect Heights trailhead, take a left at the T or you'll be heading up the Powerline to Glen Alps. Follow the trail around the hillside until reaching a wooden bridge across a small creek. There are several tangent trails which lead to other destinations along the way; just stay on the main trail until reaching a sign for Wolverine Peak directing you to go right.

The trail then climbs steeply out of the forest. Ascend to the ridge and look for a large pile of rocks. From the large cairn, the trail follows a ridge up and to the left until it reaches a second ridge just below the peak. The summit views are excellent; in clear weather, you’ll see several lakes and nearby mountains.

Flora & Fauna

Be on the lookout for moose!

Contacts

Shared By:

Tom Robson

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  4.5 from 6 votes

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#65

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#5,793

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Photos

Wolverine Peak Trail, with Mt. Redoubt volcano on the horizon.
Nov 22, 2016 near Elmendo…, AK
Looking deeper into the mountains.
Sep 29, 2016 near Elmendo…, AK
Top of the peak.
Sep 29, 2016 near Elmendo…, AK
Final ascent. The trail is not very steep but it has lots of uphill. Spectacular views are the greatest part of this trail.
Sep 29, 2016 near Elmendo…, AK
Ridge to Wolverine Peak in January
Jan 29, 2018 near Elmendo…, AK
Trail as it climbs up the slope.
Sep 29, 2016 near Elmendo…, AK

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