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Pinochle Trail Campground

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· Sutton Alpine, Matanuska Susitna, Alaska
2 acres hosted by Jordan M.
8 RV/tent sites
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Flat, gravel spaces at Pinochle Trailhead in Glacier View, Alaska. Great hiking, biking, ATV or snow machine on historic trail. Tents, trucks, cars, campers, RVs, dogsleds .... whatever you can fit is welcome. 8 spaces with tables and fire rings. There is also an "Open Camping Area" in back that larger groups may like. Although a number may be assigned at booking, just pick the best available camp space that works for you on arrivial. You'll need to bring your own water and keep a clean camp. Pinochle Trail goes north into the backcountry for around 12 miles and joins other trails. Pinochle trail is a section of the ancient Knik - Nelchina Trail used by natives, trappers, miners and hunters for eons. It traverses the natural route from the Matanuska Valley up and over the mountain range into Copper River country. Hicks was one of the early guides who had a cabin at Hicks Creek and served with U.S. Army Lieutenant Joseph Castner to brushwack a trail northwest for Captain Glenn in 1898. Described in his journal as at "Tale of Hardship and Suffering" they ended up eating their mules and shoes before reaching their goal far to the north. Today we use these trails with relative ease compared to the old timers but the scenery and mud holes remind us of what they went through. Flat, gravel spaces at Pinochle Trailhead in Glacier View, Alaska. Great hiking, biking, ATV or snowmachine on historic trail. Tents, trucks, cars, campers, RVs, dogsleds .... whatever you can fit is welcome. 8 spaces with tables and fire rings. There is also an "Open Camping Area" in back that larger groups may like. Pinochle Trail goes north into the backcountry for around 12 miles and joins other trails. You'll need to bring your own water and keep a clean camp. Despite a site number you may get at booking, just pick the best available camp space on arriving.
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Berlyn H.recommends
June 30, 2024
Pinochle Trail Campground
Was great! the tent camping areas are decently spread out with trees all around. some construction sounds were going on while i was there but it didn’t bother me at all. wasn’t packed, super nice view.
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Trey S.recommends
June 28, 2024
Pinochle Trail Campground
Would Stay Again
Peaceful stay for a couple of weeknights. We were the only ones there most of the time. Nice view of the glacier from a couple spots toward the back. Easy in and out from a front spot with our 34 foot rig.
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Sean R.recommends
June 27, 2024
Pinochle Trail Campground
Great views
Great views. We had a nice night. Easy in and out.
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Bethany Y.recommends
June 25, 2024
Pinochle Trail Campground
Camping with a beautiful view!
We were in campsite #7, and we had a beautiful view of the mountains. It was very nice and peaceful. We even saw a moose! The porta potty’s were clean and well stocked with TP.
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Sheila S.recommends
June 22, 2024
Pinochle Trail Campground
Lovely camping trip with grandkids!
Clean, quiet campground right at the trailhead to Pinocle Trail. We stay here when we come to ride. And as always, we enjoyed our stay! Thank you Jordan.
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Alyson M.recommends
June 21, 2024
Pinochle Trail Campground
Beautiful campground. We are definitely going back!
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Sutton Alpine, Matanuska Susitna, Alaska, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Ahtna Nenn’ and Dënéndeh First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Jordan M.

Joined in May 2020
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