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Little O'Malley Out-and-Back

Intermediate
 5.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A shorter alternative to O'Malley Peak with still amazing views.

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4.1

Miles

6.7

KM

72%

Runnable

3,197' 974 m

High

2,015' 614 m

Low

1,391' 424 m

Up

1,390' 424 m

Down

13%

Avg Grade (7°)

57%

Max Grade (30°)

Dogs Unknown

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Overview

Little O'Malley Peak summit is just over two miles from the popular and busy Glen Alps trailhead. Its a great option if you're looking to summit something but don't want to get too far out.

Need to Know

$5 parking fee or an annual parking pass.

Description

Start from the Glen Alps trailhead and head out on the connector to Powerline Pass Trail which you're only on breifly before hoping onto Middle Fork Loop Trail. Once you reach the junction with O'Malley Peak Trail you might want to take a minute. While the run up to this point has been rather mellow in grade, that is about to change. In contrast to the first mile of the run, the second heads straight up the side of the ridge to reach the pass. No switchbacks, just up. Once you reach the pass you'll have several options. Take a left to quickly navigate the now easy grade to the summit of Little O'Malley Peak.

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Powerline Pass Trail at Glen Alps. Chugach State Park, Alaska
Feb 26, 2020 near Elmendo…, AK
Cook Inlet, Alaska
Oct 27, 2016 near Elmendo…, AK
Flattop ridge from Middle Fork.  From left to right there is Ptarmigan Peak, Flaketop, Peak 3 and Peak 2.  Flattop is off the picture to the right.
Feb 14, 2018 near Elmendo…, AK

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