Getting ThereAccess to Penguin Peak begins at the Bird Creek Valley Trailhead located off the Seward Highway on Konikson Road.
From the north: Head south from Anchorage on the Seward Highway to Konikson Road. Konikson is located one mile from the Bird Creek Recreation Area just after mile marker 101 and 2/10 mile from the Essential 1 gas station.
From the south: Head north on the Seward Highway to Konikson Road. Konikson is located 10.3 miles from the Girdwood turnoff.
Once on Konikson Road, travel ½ mile down the road where it dead ends in a gravel parking area. Park here and continue on foot (see West Slopes route description).
Red TapePenguin Peak is located in Chugach State Park, however the trailhead parking does not require a fee like some others.
CampingBird Creek Campground is extremely close. The campground has 28 sites with picnic tables, fire pits, water, and latrines. The fee is $15 per night with a max limit of 7 nights.
Location: Southeast of Anchorage about 20 miles (Mile 101 Seward Highway).
To find it: On Seward Hwy., just east of Bird Creek Bridge, at mile 101.