April 27, 2014 · 10:00 AM
What: Hike to Pepper peak(5450 ft), Peak 5150, and East Twin Pass (4450 ft). Total elevation gain 4600' over 8.7 miles.
This was a great hike! The views are incredible! And they get better and better as you reach the peak. You’ll get great views of Eklutna Lake, both branches of Eklutna Glacier, Twin Peaks, and the surrounding Chugach Mountains.
You’ll work for the views as the entire hike is uphill, but anybody in reasonably good shape should be able to get to the top if they pace themselves. There are many switchbacks to help you reach the summit. If necessary, there are plenty of great overlooks to stop at. The actual Pepper Peak trail looks like it ends at an overlook1/3 the way up. Start walking up through the scrub till you pick up the trail again. The trail starts at the second bench, or the end of the Twin Peaks main trail. Head up the trail on your right.
-- Ski/ trekking poles (optional but very helpful)
-- Rain Gear, Wind shell and wind pants
-- Dress in non-cotton layers so you can shed or add clothes as temps change
-- Water & trail snacks.. There are no water sources on the trail
There is a $5 parking fee (bring exact amount) or State Parks pass.