Mchugh Creek Recreation Area

4.712 Votes Currently Open
  • Address: 111 Seward Hwy, Anchorage, AK 99507, United States
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +1-9072698400
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Waterfront, Family And Kids

The McHugh Creek flows out into the sea here at Milepost 111. It has a small but pretty waterfall and a number of small trails nearby that course through the woods to some minor viewpoints. If you want you can follow the trail alongside the creek all the way to the water’s origin at the small McHugh Lake. Rabbit Lake is close by too. But it’s enough to stick around the parking area where the picnic tables are. If you drive just a little way down the road, you come to Beluga Point. Obviously, the thing to do there is to try and catch sight of the whales.

Mchugh Creek Recreation Area Travel Tips

  • Paid parking available.
  • Be careful to avoid bears.

How to Reach Mchugh Creek Recreation Area

  •  Drive to here.

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  • Mchugh Creek Recreation Area Address: 111 Seward Hwy, Anchorage, AK 99507, United States
  • Mchugh Creek Recreation Area Contact Number: +1-9072698400
  • Mchugh Creek Recreation Area Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Mchugh Creek Recreation Area(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Mchugh Creek Recreation Area: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 0.66% of people who visit Anchorage include Mchugh Creek Recreation Area in their plan

  • 95% of people start their Mchugh Creek Recreation Area visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Mchugh Creek Recreation Area

Friday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mchugh Creek Recreation Area

People normally club together Dena'ina Civic And Convention Center and Crow Pass National Historic Trail while planning their visit to Mchugh Creek Recreation Area.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Mchugh Creek Recreation Area Reviews & Ratings

  • It's a high altitude place to take a view of mountains and river, roads. Sunset can be watch from here and it's phenomenal. This place has picnic area and has high and long walk multiple trails such as 3 to 5 miles. If you just want to have glance of scenic view , go left from below parking area. If you want to go for long trail, either to upper parking are or walk right from lower parking area. Even lower and upper parking does not much difference.

  • Great place to for a short walk or a picnic. Plenty of parking and nice tables. Lots of informative signage explaining the rocks, wind patterns, flora & fauna. The waterfall is icing on the cake.

  • Right along Hwy 1 just south of Anchorage. Stop by for a quick hike, to see a waterfall or just to take pictures of the mountains and sea. Costs $5 to park for the day. There are pit toilets, picnic tables, and hiking trails. Stop by and enjoy the day.

  • What a gem & right off the main drag to Seward from Anchorage. We hiked to the look out, just a simple walk really, and took some pics. But on our way back to Anchorage, we saw the largest moose ever! It was in a small grassy field, between the McHugh Creek Day Use & the shore bird breeding area. I love Alaska!!

  • My son and I had an absolute blast here, climbing over all the rocks we could find and taking every trail forwards and back. The only problem we had was getting to Boy Scout Rock, the trail was a bit overgrown with something prickly and we were not kitted out for trailblazing. We made lots of great memories here, well worth the 5$ parking fee if you like to climb and are willing to go off the beaten path.

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