Heart 'n Lunger Hike
The Heart 'n Lunger hikes will be every Tuesday evening May - September. We have done them every year since 2007. H 'n L hikes, by our definition, gain at least 1500' of elevation. Many of them will offer 2x that elevation gain for the uber-fit among us. Distance and time: 3-4 miles in 3-3.5 hours. At the other end of the fitness spectrum, the less fit in the group have good naturedly dubbed their sub-group the 'Gaspers 'n Wheezers'. Everyone is welcome these hikes are mix with 'out and back' and " Loop"
Highest point is about 4000 ft and it is lesser than 4 miles. From State Parks parking lot/ trailhead in South Fork, once we pass the board walk, take a faint trail (route) on the right to the ridge. Follow very narrow paint trail on left to the notch in the ridge, after the second notch, down to low trail.
Direction to the South Fork TH:
Take Glenn HWY North from Anchorage, take the first Eagle river Exit (Eagle river loop/ANC Landfield), stay on the right and turn right at the first light (Hiland RD), follow Hilland RD for about 5 miles and turn right on S Creek rd, right on W Creek rd.
-- Wind shell and wind pants
-- Dress in non-cotton layers so you can shed or add clothes as temps change
-- Water & trail snacks
There is no parking fee at this location.