Hike Near Point

Near Point is a rounded alpine knob with views of the Alaska Range, Cook Inlet, and Anchorage. Distance is 7 miles, with 2000 feet of elevation gain. This trail is easy by Chugach State Park standards, but the final 1/3 is steep. We may split into pace groups and might stop to pick berries, so plan to be out 4-6 hours depending on your hiking speed.

Suggested Gear: The weather looks good, but as always be prepared for variable conditions. Also bring snacks, water, and bear spray.

Driving Directions: From Hillside Dr: east (uphill) on Upper O’Malley Rd, left on Prospect Dr, left on Sidorof Ln, right into trailhead entrance.

Trail Map: http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/units/chugach/hillsideblck.pdf

Parking: State parks sticker or $5 day fee required.

Dogs: Well-behaved dogs are welcome. Please have a leash available, and be prepared to clean up.

Warning: Always take precautions to prevent vehicle break-ins at trailheads. Don't leave valuables in your car!

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  • Greg P.

    Nice relaxing hike in very pleasant weather conditions. Found a good blueberry patch, and also picked a few watermelon berries and crowberries. As a bonus, Mina got to see her first bull moose. Thanks for coming, Mina and Sim!

    August 23

  • Greg P.

    Good morning. We have a "dense fog advisory" in effect until 10:00 am, but it's sunny up above per the Glen Alps webcam. NWS forecast is: "Partly sunny. Areas of morning fog...reducing visibilities to one quarter mile or less at times. Highs in the 60s. Light winds."

    August 23

  • Janetta

    Wish I could go but I have plans later on in the day.

    August 22

  • Greg P.

    This is my recovery hike after going up South Suicide on Thursday, so I'll be going at a medium pace. I'd like to spend some time exploring and looking for blueberries, so I expect to be out longer than usual for this hike.

    August 22

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