Twin Peaks Trail

38821 Ekultna Lake Road
Anchorage, AK 99501

This well-maintained trail is popular because of its easy access to good views of the entire Eklutna Valley. It begins at the parking lot, crosses the Twin Peaks Creek bridge and continues to the alpine tundra. The trail is rated moderate to difficult due to its steepness in places. Hiking time for those in good condition is about two hours going up and one hour down. About halfway up, there is a good spot to rest, have a picnic and enjoy views of the valley and lake. The trail continues around the west side of the mountain, where dozens of sheep are often seen grazing in the Goat Mountain bowl. Careful observers may spot ptarmigan roosting in the vegetation or a golden eagle in flight. Hikers who reach the end of the maintained trail are rewarded with a panoramic view of the Eklutna Valley and Knik Arm. From here hikers may choose their own route across the tundra. Berry picking is very good along the upper part of the trail and beyond. Climbers use this trail to reach East and West Twin Peaks and Goat Mountain.
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