Peters Creek Valley
in Chugach State Park
Access: Peters Creek Trailhead
Allowable Uses: Hiking, Biking (first 5 miles),
Distance: 5 miles one way (to end of old road
bed); 14 miles one way (to trail end)
Elevation Gain: 500 feet (to mile 5); 1100 feet
(to trail end at mile 14)
Safety and Considerations:
Mt. Eklutna. Bear Mountain trail branches off from
without bridges. Unmarked trail beyond mile 5 can be easily lost.
the main valley trail after ¼ mile. Old roadbed
Limited trailhead parking. Private property along first ¼ mile of trail.
ends at mile 5; trail continues 9 more miles into
Be respectful of local landowners. Area subject to trapping during
upper Peters Creek Valley.
trailhead. Camping in an undeveloped area of a
the valley is open to snowmobiles when snow conditions are
state park is limited to 10 consecutive days. Fires
adequate to protect underlying vegetation.
Trailhead provides access to Bear Mountain and
Camping is only allowed over ½ mile from the
Old roadbed has steep muddy sections and stream crossings
Quiet wooded valley for the first 5 miles. Skiing is excellent. Much of
are allowed on gravel bars below timberline in the
Peters Creek drainage.
Visit http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/units/chugach for
a complete set of park rules.
Chugach State Park Headquarters
Mile 115, Seward Highway
Potter Section House