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Beautiful place for a picnic

There are two routes to get to the top. There is a longer more gentle climb and there is a more... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RolfSteiner100
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Palmer, Alaska
Nice hiking opportunity

First there are two sides for accessing this butte: One offer steps, the other is more of a... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
71travelman
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“great hike” (12 reviews)
“quick hike” (7 reviews)
“two sides” (7 reviews)
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Bodenburg Loop, Palmer, AK
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"great hike"
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"quick hike"
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"two sides"
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"parking lot"
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"north side"
in 6 reviews
"pioneer peak"
in 9 reviews
"degree view"
in 6 reviews
"reindeer farm"
in 21 reviews
"knik glacier"
in 20 reviews
"day hike"
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"wooden steps"
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"west trail"
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"parking pass"
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"grueling hike"
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"stairs to climb"
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"bring water"
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"sunny day"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are two routes to get to the top. There is a longer more gentle climb and there is a more direct sweat inducing climb. Either way you should make it to the top in 20-40 minutes depending on the route and how fast you...More

Thank RolfSteiner100
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

First there are two sides for accessing this butte: One offer steps, the other is more of a grueling hike. I chose the hard way up not realizing the other option was available. Unfortunately the mapping software I used was off as to where to...More

Thank 71travelman
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

The Bodenburg Butte ("bYOOT") isn't very tall, but it involves around 500 steps up a steep wooden stairway if you up the "easy way" on the east and a series of steep paths/switchbacks if you go up the "hard way" on the south. I've always...More

Thank Jake G
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Climbing the Butte is one of our favorite hikes in the area. It’s only .7 - 1 mile to the top—depending on which side you climb. Once you’ve reached the summit, views on alll sides are breathtaking.

Thank CCinAK
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

This was a quick hike before heading up to Hatcher pass. Really a great place. A geologist would love it. A bedrock knob smoothed over by glaciers and covered in loess that you can see blowing of the matanuska flood plain. Plus it is a...More

Thank Dr_Veritas
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Well it is; but for my 3yr old that's too big to have in a baby pack and too small to hike without his hand held up steep inclines... we made it half way. It IS amazing and worth attempting though. It's my families first...More

1  Thank Jennifer B
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

The manager at the Pioneer Motel offered the services of her son to take my grand kids on a hike. They had a blast.He even flew his drone and took videos of them. It is an amazing view

1  Thank rainiedazeceations
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

My husband and I rode horses from the reindeer farm to the top of this butte. We could see hikers in the distance so you can hike it for free if you wish. You will be rewarded with a beautiful 360 view of the area...More

Thank intheknowtoo
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Ok, reading other review before, I have to add that this hike is not for every one. First you have to find it, look for the West trail, its in a neighborhood. You have to pay parking in a little envelop, so have $5 cash...More

Thank CoffeeMust
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

It ended up being an unusually hot day when we hiked the butte. The many stairs at the end left me feeling my calves for a few days afterward. However the views at the top were well worth every step- could see all the way...More

Thank Jennie O
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223maggie
29 June 2017|
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Response from Jennifer B | Reviewed this property |
I've seen a lot of dogs on leashes;no signs
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kjoyce77
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.
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