Everything that is iconic about Alaska can be found in Chugach State Park. At 500,000 acres it is the 3rd largest national park in the country and is easily accessible just 20 minutes from Downtown Anchorage.
This video provides details for a half-day adventure called Mountains to Sea, which links existing trails in a traverse from Chugach State Park’s new Hemlock Burn singletrack trail down through parks and paths, ending at the sea in downtown Anchorage. It also helps new users learn the benefits of an annual parking pass, safety tips from a ranger, the website for the Glen Alps webcam so you can avoid the crowds, learn how the Anchorage trail system and Chugach Hillside trails can link up, and what to pack for your adventure.
A big thank you to all who helped make this project happen, including Diana Rhoades, Ben Corwin, Shawna Popovici, Wendy Sailors, Christina Grande, Kevin Jackson, Stephen Rafuse, Trevor Bird, Steve Cleary, Chris Beck and Aaron Leggett. Video written, produced, and directed by William Melton of Will Melton Media Productions LLC