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McHugh Creek Day Use Area, Anchorage

#10 of 16 in Nature in Anchorage
National Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
McHugh Creek Day Use Area is located in Girdwood. A visit to McHugh Creek Day Use Area represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Anchorage online travel planner to plot your vacation.
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  • This was a perfect way to break up our drive from Denali to Seward. The area is very nice. The waterfall is right there and a short walk away is this beautiful creek that feeds the waterfall. We did.....  more »
  • Great area. Very clean. Awesome views!!!!!! Would highly recommend even for an inexperienced hiker. Worth the stop  more »
  • What a gem & right off the main drag to Seward from Anchorage. We hiked to the look out, just a simple walk really, and took some pics. But on our way back to Anchorage, we saw the largest moose ever! It was in a small grassy field, between the McHugh Creek Day Use & the shore bird breeding area. I love Alaska!!
  • My son and I had an absolute blast here, climbing over all the rocks we could find and taking every trail forwards and back. The only problem we had was getting to Boy Scout Rock, the trail was a bit overgrown with something prickly and we were not kitted out for trailblazing. We made lots of great memories here, well worth the 5$ parking fee if you like to climb and are willing to go off the beaten path.

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