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865 mi 1,392 km of trail 54 Featured Hikes

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gem Favorite Ice calves off of the Margerie Glacier. Photo credit: NPS Photo.

Margerie Glacier

(6) Haines, AK
gem Favorite A view from near Eielson Visitor Center, Denali National Park: Photo Credit: NPS Photo/Tim Rains.

Eielson Visitor Center

(8) Healy, AK
gem Favorite There are opportunities to explore the end of the trail, especially as the snow levels recede. Take the opportunity to take in the different views, even if it means taking one of the small trails that fan out at the top.

Harding Icefield Overlook

(13) Bear Creek, AK
gem Favorite Lynn Canal is gorgeous looking southeast from the summit of Mt. Juneau.

Mt. Juneau Summit

(3) Juneau, AK
gem Favorite A younger dog at the Kennels.

Denali Sled Dog Kennel

(6) Healy, AK
gem Favorite Root Glacier access taken in 2014.  Mt. Blackburn is the snow-capped mountain.

Root Glacier

(2) Kennecott , AK
gem Favorite Bonanza Mine ruins

Bonanza Mine

(1) Kennecott , AK
gem Favorite Mendenhall Glacier flowed strongly in 1980. Since then, it has receded about a mile, but it is still beautiful.

Mendenhall Glacier

(5) Juneau, AK

Featured Hikes in Alaska - 49

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Favorite There are opportunities to explore the end of the trail, especially as the snow levels recede. Take the opportunity to take in the different views, even if it means taking one of the small trails that fan out at the top.
Intermediate/Difficult

Harding Icefield Out and Back

8.3 mi 13.4 km • Out and Back • 3,073 ft Ascent 936.77 m Ascent

(30) Bear Creek, AK
Favorite The east face of South Pioneer Peak just below the summit.
Difficult

South Pioneer Peak Hike

14.2 mi 22.9 km • Out and Back • 7,207 ft Ascent 2196.7 m Ascent

(5) Butte, AK
Favorite Just beyond Happy Camp. Beautiful fall colors.
Intermediate/Difficult

The Chilkoot Trail

33.0 mi 53.1 km • Point to Point • 5,805 ft Ascent 1769.32 m Ascent

(7) Haines, AK
Favorite View of the Cook Inlet from the top of Penguin Peak
Extremely Difficult

Penguin Ridge Traverse

16.2 mi 26.0 km • Point to Point • 7,876 ft Ascent 2400.55 m Ascent

(2) Girdwood, AK
Favorite Cook Inlet, Alaska
Intermediate/Difficult

Flattop Mountain

3.0 mi 4.8 km • Loop • 1,244 ft Ascent 379.13 m Ascent

(17) Anchorage, AK
Favorite Knoya summit view looking east northeast toward Temptation Peak (and a malamute)
Difficult

Tikishla Peak Loop

14.1 mi 22.6 km • Loop • 5,022 ft Ascent 1530.83 m Ascent

(2) Elmendo…, AK
Favorite View from the Mt. Healy Overlook Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Mt. Healy Out and Back

4.8 mi 7.7 km • Out and Back • 1,609 ft Ascent 490.42 m Ascent

(13) Healy, AK
Favorite Peering down over Horseshoe Lake. with permission from Rumiana Koynova-Tenchova
Easy/Intermediate

Horseshoe Lake

2.3 mi 3.7 km • Loop • 287 ft Ascent 87.6 m Ascent

(14) Healy, AK

Trails in Alaska - 239

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2.5 mi 4.0 km #1Bird Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Girdwood, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
2.5 mi 4.0 km Girdwood, AK
23.0 mi 37.1 km #2Crow Pass / Eagle River Trail - Iditarod National Historic Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Girdwood, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
23.0 mi 37.1 km Girdwood, AK 14 
4.5 mi 7.2 km #3Reed Lakes Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Fishhook, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
4.5 mi 7.2 km Fishhook, AK
2.9 mi 4.7 km #4Mt. Alice Ridge Trial
Difficult
Seward, AK
Difficult
2.9 mi 4.7 km Seward, AK
4.9 mi 8.0 km #5Mt. Roberts Trail
Difficult
Juneau, AK
Difficult
4.9 mi 8.0 km Juneau, AK
0.8 mi 1.3 km #6Flattop Mountain Trail
Difficult
Anchorage, AK
Difficult
0.8 mi 1.3 km Anchorage, AK
2.2 mi 3.5 km #7Root Glacier Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Kennecott, AK
Easy/Intermediate
2.2 mi 3.5 km Kennecott, AK
9.4 mi 15.1 km #8Turnagain Arm Trail
Intermediate
Anchorage, AK
Intermediate
9.4 mi 15.1 km Anchorage, AK
4.2 mi 6.8 km #9Hope Point Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Girdwood, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
4.2 mi 6.8 km Girdwood, AK
5.5 mi 8.9 km #10South Raina Peak Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Eagle River, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
5.5 mi 8.9 km Eagle River, AK
1.3 mi 2.1 km #11Worthington Glacier Ridge Trail
Difficult
Valdez, AK
Difficult
1.3 mi 2.1 km Valdez, AK
2.0 mi 3.1 km #12Mt. Healy Trail
Difficult
Healy, AK
Difficult
2.0 mi 3.1 km Healy, AK
3.7 mi 6.0 km #13Flattop - Ptarmigan Route
Difficult
Anchorage, AK
Difficult
3.7 mi 6.0 km Anchorage, AK
10.1 mi 16.2 km #14Devil's Creek Trail
Intermediate
Bear Creek, AK
Intermediate
10.1 mi 16.2 km Bear Creek, AK
1.9 mi 3.0 km #15Slaughters Ridge Trail #344
Difficult
Sterling, AK
Difficult
1.9 mi 3.0 km Sterling, AK
2.1 mi 3.3 km #16Rock Creek Trail
Intermediate
Healy, AK
Intermediate
2.1 mi 3.3 km Healy, AK
0.3 mi 0.6 km #17Lee's Train
Intermediate/Difficult
Anchorage, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
0.3 mi 0.6 km Anchorage, AK
3.7 mi 5.9 km #18Bold Peak Route
Extremely Difficult
Butte, AK
Extremely Difficult
3.7 mi 5.9 km Butte, AK
2.3 mi 3.7 km #19Knoya Peak Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
2.3 mi 3.7 km Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
16.1 mi 25.9 km #20Resurrection River Trail #319
Intermediate/Difficult
Bear Creek, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
16.1 mi 25.9 km Bear Creek, AK

Photos of Alaska - 497

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Hiking the McKinley Bar Trail towards the McKinley River with the Alaska Mountain Range as a backdrop.  Denali (Mt McKinley) is just out of the picture, to the right.  This is a short and easy hike, but one of the few trails in Denali National Park.
Apr 24, 2015 near Healy, AK
Ridge view looking southeast toward the southern Wrangells and St. Elias mountain ranges.
Feb 8, 2018 near unknown, unknown
Knoya summit view looking east northeast toward Temptation Peak (and a malamute)
Apr 30, 2018 near Elmendo…, AK
The east face of South Pioneer Peak just below the summit.
Jan 26, 2018 near Butte, AK
There are opportunities to explore the end of the trail, especially as the snow levels recede. Take the opportunity to take in the different views, even if it means taking one of the small trails that fan out at the top.
Aug 17, 2019 near Bear Creek, AK
Rainbow Peak scramble with expansive views.
Feb 16, 2018 near Elmendo…, AK
Northwestern Glacier
Sep 27, 2017 near Seward, AK
Find yourself a campsite with a view of the glacier.
Jun 1, 2017 near Cordova, AK

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