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Gems in Alaska - 14

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

Margerie Glacier

(8) Haines, AK
gem Favorite Harding Ice Field, Seward, Alaska.

Harding Icefield Overlook

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

Eielson Visitor Center

(9) Healy, AK
gem Favorite A younger dog at the Kennels.

Denali Sled Dog Kennel

(8) Healy, AK
gem Favorite Lynn Canal is gorgeous looking southeast from the summit of Mt. Juneau.

Mt. Juneau Summit

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

Root Glacier

(2) Kennecott , AK
gem Favorite A shot from Picnic Rock showing the Sisters on the left, Arrowhead in the center, and Bear Mountain above Silver Bay on the right.

Picnic Rock on Mount Verstovia

(2) Sitka, 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
gem Favorite Reflection Pond delivers a great scene on clear days. Photo credit: NPS Photo/Tim Rains

Reflection Pond

(6) Healy, AK
gem Favorite Fall at Polychrome Overlook. with permission from David Broome

Polychrome Overlook

(5) Healy, AK
gem Favorite No Photos

Triple Lakes

(2) Healy, AK
gem Favorite Mount Denali on a rare clear day

Stony Hill Scenic Overlook

(1) Healy, AK
gem Favorite Like a sick person's tongue!

Toe of the Glacier

(1) Bear Creek, AK

Recommended Routes in Alaska - 70

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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.
Difficult Difficult

Harding Icefield Out and Back

8.3 mi 13.4 km 3,073' Up 936.77 m Up 3,074' Down 936.88 m Down

Bear Creek, AK
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Favorite View from the Mt. Healy Overlook Trail.
Difficult Difficult

Mt. Healy Out and Back

4.8 mi 7.7 km 1,609' Up 490.42 m Up 1,609' Down 490.41 m Down

Healy, AK
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Favorite Peering down over Horseshoe Lake. with permission from Rumiana Koynova-Tenchova
Intermediate Intermediate

Horseshoe Lake

2.3 mi 3.7 km 287' Up 87.6 m Up 287' Down 87.58 m Down

Healy, AK
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Favorite Savage Canyon View
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Savage Alpine and River Route

6.0 mi 9.7 km 1,626' Up 495.56 m Up 1,788' Down 545.08 m Down

Healy, AK
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Favorite The east face of South Pioneer Peak just below the summit.
Very Difficult Very Difficult

South Pioneer Peak Hike

14.2 mi 22.9 km 7,207' Up 2196.7 m Up 7,207' Down 2196.57 m Down

Butte, AK
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Favorite Cook Inlet, Alaska
Difficult Difficult

Flattop Mountain

3.0 mi 4.8 km 1,244' Up 379.13 m Up 1,244' Down 379.13 m Down

Anchorage, AK
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Favorite Just beyond Happy Camp. Beautiful fall colors.
Difficult Difficult

The Chilkoot Trail

33.0 mi 53.1 km 5,805' Up 1769.32 m Up 3,711' Down 1131.15 m Down

Haines, AK
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Favorite Fall Tundra in Chugach State Park.
Difficult Difficult

Crow Pass / Eagle River Trail - Iditarod National Historic Trail

23.0 mi 37.1 km 3,013' Up 918.26 m Up 4,036' Down 1230.09 m Down

Girdwood, AK
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Favorite Wolverine Peak Trail, with Mt. Redoubt volcano on the horizon.
Difficult Difficult

Wolverine Peak

9.7 mi 15.7 km 3,542' Up 1079.53 m Up 3,542' Down 1079.49 m Down

Elmendo…, AK
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Alaska Hiking

  • 1,079 Miles 1,737 Kilometers of Trail
  • 70 Recommended Routes
  • 14 Gems Gems
  • 122 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 210 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 151 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Alaska - 413

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2.5 mi 4.0 km #1Bird Ridge Trail
Difficult Difficult
Girdwood, AK
Difficult Difficult
Girdwood, AK
30.0 mi 48.2 km #2Kesugi Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Y, AK
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Y, AK 10 
2.2 mi 3.5 km #3Root Glacier Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Kennecott, AK
Intermediate Intermediate
Kennecott, AK
2.9 mi 4.7 km #4Mt. Alice Ridge Trial
Difficult Difficult
Seward, AK
Difficult Difficult
Seward, AK
6.6 mi 10.7 km #5Lost Lake Summer Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Bear Creek, AK
Intermediate Intermediate
Bear Creek, AK
1.9 mi 3.0 km #6Slaughters Ridge Trail #344
Difficult Difficult
Sterling, AK
Difficult Difficult
Sterling, AK
2.0 mi 3.3 km #7Indianhouse Ridge Trail
Difficult Difficult
Girdwood, AK
Difficult Difficult
Girdwood, AK
3.7 mi 6.0 km #8Flattop - Ptarmigan Route
Difficult Difficult
Anchorage, AK
Difficult Difficult
Anchorage, AK
2.9 mi 4.6 km #9McHugh Peak Trail North
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
5.5 mi 8.9 km #10South Raina Peak Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Eagle River, AK
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Eagle River, AK

Photos of Alaska - 685

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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
Reflection Pond delivers a great scene on clear days. Photo credit: NPS Photo/Tim Rains
Sep 8, 2016 near Healy, AK
Find yourself a campsite with a view of the glacier.
Jun 1, 2017 near Cordova, AK
Northwestern Glacier
Sep 27, 2017 near Seward, AK
The east face of South Pioneer Peak just below the summit.
Jan 26, 2018 near Butte, AK
Ridge view looking southeast toward the southern Wrangells and St. Elias mountain ranges.
Feb 8, 2018 near unknown, unknown
Summit view looking north toward Knik Arm and Denali.
Feb 15, 2018 near Elmendo…, AK
Rainbow Peak scramble with expansive views.
Feb 16, 2018 near Elmendo…, AK

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