Heart 'n Lunger Hike- Acrtic Valley

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"

WHEN/WHERE: Rendezvous Peak and Mt. Gordon Lyon at Arctic valley

We will take a steep trail behind the ski club house and  hike the ridge to the Rendezvous Peak and than  head up to Mt. Gordon-Lyon, which is the peak at the end of the 'Nike Missile Site' ridge in Arctic Valley.

Meet at the parking lot at 6 pm, we'll start hiking by 6:10.

This is NOT a State Park, it costs $5 to park here.


To get to the trailhead, go north on the Glenn Hwy out of Anchorage and take the Arctic Valley Road exit just past Ship Creek. Follow this road past the golf course and keep on driving up the dirt road to Arctic Valley. We'll meet at the parking lot on the top left side at the end of the road

-- trekking poles (optional but very helpful on the steeps and on rocky, muddy, and slippery areas)
-- Wind shell and wind pants
-- Dress in non-cotton layers so you can shed or add clothes as temps change
-- Water & trail snacks

Yes but they need to be sure footed and not hesitant about varied and changing terrain.

$5 parking fee


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  • Kyong W

    It was nice to see new faces... 4.40 miles in 1:51 minutes, 2433ft elevation gained. Thank you come out snd see you all next Tuesday.

    1 · July 15

    • Abi

      Thanks Kyong. Me and Bob made it but we were about 20 minutes behind yall the whole way. I brought your gloves to give back! Guess it'll have to be next time :)

      July 16

  • John N.

    Couldn't make it.

    July 15

  • Robyn C.

    Running late no need to wait

    July 15

  • Bob

    Running a little late. No need to wait.

    July 15

  • catherine

    Have fun everyone..will definitely get in on the next one...

    July 15

  • christopher

    Sorry, have to work late

    July 15

  • Jon M.

    Dang interfering work.....I'll have to skip this one. It's one of my favorites too.

    July 14

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