Pioneer Peak (Alaska)

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Pioneer Peak
Pioneer Peak, Alaska.jpg
Looking south at Pioneer Peak, as seen from the east of Palmer, Alaska.
Highest point
Elevation6,398 ft (1,950 m) [1]
Coordinates61°28′32″N 149°01′59″W / 61.47556°N 149.03306°W / 61.47556; -149.03306Coordinates: 61°28′32″N 149°01′59″W / 61.47556°N 149.03306°W / 61.47556; -149.03306[2]
Pioneer Peak is located in Alaska
Pioneer Peak
Pioneer Peak
LocationMatanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, U.S.
Parent rangeChugach Mountains
Topo mapUSGS Anchorage D-6

Pioneer Peak is a 6,398-foot (1,950 m) mountain in the Chugach Mountains in the U.S. state of Alaska. Located beside the Knik River just nine miles (14.5 km) south of Palmer and about six miles outside the Municipality of Anchorage limits, it is a prominent landmark in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, as well as a popular hiking destination. The name was given in 1939 in honor of the pioneers of the Matanuska agricultural colony of the mid-1930s.[2] The Pioneer Ridge Trail leads up the eastern shoulder, beginning below 200', it allows access to the South summit. The North summit, and true summit of Pioneer Peak does not have a trail, and advanced mountaineering techniques are required.


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  2. ^ a b "Pioneer Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-03-08.