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Awesome Day

We take this hike at least once or twice a year. The best route is the west side. Looks like there... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Wasilla, Alaska

If you want a fun couple hour or less hike climb the Butte. It's a beautiful panoramic view at the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Bodenburg Loop, Palmer, AK
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We take this hike at least once or twice a year. The best route is the west side. Looks like there is new, much larger parking lot going in, this was needed so much. There is a $5 fee to park unless you have a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a fun couple hour or less hike climb the Butte. It's a beautiful panoramic view at the top of the Valley.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fair amount of work but worth it for the view. Two trails accessing it but they enter from opposite sides.

Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Lakes, mountains, moose, fishing, close to great restaurants and the small quaint town or Palmer. You can climb the Butte and go horse back riding and kayaking or canoeing. I have lived here for 33 years.

Reviewed 15 May 2017

My husband and I hiked this in early May after a gentle rain. We understand this can be a dusty hike, but the conditions during our hike were awesome! A bit strenuous in various sections of the hike, but it was sooooo worth it! Beautiful...More

Reviewed 6 January 2017

A classic valley hike for both locals and visitors. The Butte is about an 800ft elevation gain and the top has a 360 degree view of the valley featuring the Knik Glacier, Lazy Mountain, Sleeping Lady and Pioneer Peak. The "old side" (by the reindeer...More

Reviewed 22 November 2016

This is a favorite hike for us. We prefer the route starting from Mothershead Lane. Approximate one mile hike with a lot of stairs. Well worth the effort as when you reach the top you get a 360-degree panorama with great views of the Knik...More

Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

A relatively easy walk before hitting stairs up the steep sections. Approximately 800 foot elevation gain, a bit of a work out, but there are several obvious places to take a breather and enjoy the growing views if needed. The effort is rewarded by great...More

Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful hike that is relatively easy, depending on the speed at which you engage the climb. There are quite a few stairs but if you take your time there's no problem with this hike and once you're on top you'll enjoy the...More

Reviewed 21 September 2016

Amazing view. Two path a long winding, some places are steep. But good for the novice climber. Take water...good shoes and go with friends. The shorter way is across the street from Reindeer farm. Steep, short and rocky and dusty in some places. Take water,...More

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Questions & Answers
29 June 2017
Response from Mariah W | Reviewed this property
Many locals hike the trail with their dogs, however, I don't recall if posted signs prohibit it.
19 March 2016
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Response from Anthony D | Reviewed this property
I'd wait unless you have I've cleats. If you have cleats, it's just fine.