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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 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

(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

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

Mt. Juneau Summit

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

Root Glacier

(2) Kennecott , AK

Recommended Routes in Alaska - 64

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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

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
Favorite The east face of South Pioneer Peak just below the summit.
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
Favorite Fall Tundra in Chugach State Park.
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
Favorite View from the Mt. Healy Overlook Trail.
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
Favorite Just beyond Happy Camp. Beautiful fall colors.
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
Favorite Peering down over Horseshoe Lake. with permission from Rumiana Koynova-Tenchova
Intermediate

Horseshoe Lake

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

Healy, AK
Favorite Cook Inlet, Alaska
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
Favorite View of the Cook Inlet from the top of Penguin Peak
Very Difficult

Penguin Ridge Traverse

16.2 mi 26.0 km 7,876' Up 2400.55 m Up 7,848' Down 2391.92 m Down

Girdwood, AK
Favorite Lower Reed Lake
Intermediate/Difficult

Reed Lakes Trail

8.9 mi 14.3 km 2,027' Up 617.87 m Up 2,027' Down 617.95 m Down

Fishhook, AK

Alaska Hiking

  • 1,473 Miles 2,371 Kilometers of Trail
  • 67 Recommended Routes
  • 14 Gems Gems
  • 97 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 161 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 120 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Alaska - 311

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2.5 mi 4.0 km #1Bird Ridge Trail
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
6.6 mi 10.7 km #2Lost Lake Summer Trail
Intermediate
Bear Creek, AK
Intermediate
Bear Creek, AK
2.9 mi 4.7 km #3Mt. Alice Ridge Trial
Difficult
Seward, AK
Difficult
Seward, AK
2.2 mi 3.5 km #4Root Glacier Trail
Intermediate
Kennecott, AK
Intermediate
Kennecott, AK
2.0 mi 3.3 km #5Indianhouse Ridge Trail
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
0.8 mi 1.3 km #6Flattop Mountain Trail
Difficult
Anchorage, AK
Difficult
Anchorage, AK
3.7 mi 6.0 km #7Flattop - Ptarmigan Route
Difficult
Anchorage, AK
Difficult
Anchorage, AK
1.9 mi 3.0 km #8Slaughters Ridge Trail #344
Difficult
Sterling, AK
Difficult
Sterling, AK
5.5 mi 8.9 km #9South Raina Peak Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Eagle River, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
Eagle River, AK
3.7 mi 5.9 km #10Bold Peak Route
Very Difficult
Butte, AK
Very Difficult
Butte, AK

Photos of Alaska - 625

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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
The east face of South Pioneer Peak just below the summit.
Jan 26, 2018 near Butte, AK
Rainbow Peak scramble with expansive views.
Feb 16, 2018 near Elmendo…, 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
Northwestern Glacier
Sep 27, 2017 near Seward, AK
Find yourself a campsite with a view of the glacier.
Jun 1, 2017 near Cordova, AK
Reflection Pond delivers a great scene on clear days. Photo credit: NPS Photo/Tim Rains
Sep 8, 2016 near Healy, AK