Harp Mountain

Chugach State Park
This hike was rated 4 stars.
Submitted By
Evan Fisher
Moderate; 2600' gain, constant slope
Miles One Way
Miles from Anchorage
22; in the town of Eagle River
All year


This hike takes you up the west ridge of Harp mountain, 5,001′ at the head of the South Fork Valley. It is said to be the easiest 5000′ peak in the Chugach. It is a steady climb up a moderate slope with an easy to find trail. There is very little scrambling, and it can easily be done in under 3 hours. Spectacular views of both the Hiland and Eagle River valleys await you at the peak.

Finding the Trailhead

Access is at the very end of Hiland road, with no parking fee. Do not park in the actual circle. Trailhead is at the end of the circle.


Comments on hiking Harp Mountain

  1. jaime — October 10, 2018

    Went a few years ago in July. Perfect weather for a hike! Easy hike, yet there were a lot of loose rocks near the top. Took about 3 hours-pretty views so bring your camera!

  2. Daniel bausch — April 29, 2018

    Was very cold and snowy around late april, easy climb however with no scrambling and just a few slick rocky areas at the top. Decent views and took around 2 hours at a steady clip.

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