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884 mi 1,423 km of trail 68 Recommended Routes

Gems 13 Gems Easy Trails 76 Trails Intermediate Trails 152 Trails Hard Trails 121 Trails
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Gems in Alaska - 13

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

Margerie Glacier

(7) 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

(14) Bear Creek, 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 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
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

Recommended Routes in Alaska - 63

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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 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 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 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
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 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

Trails in Alaska - 281

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2.5 mi 4.0 km #1Bird Ridge Trail
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
2.9 mi 4.7 km #2Mt. Alice Ridge Trial
Difficult
Seward, AK
Difficult
Seward, AK
2.2 mi 3.5 km #3Root Glacier Trail
Intermediate
Kennecott, AK
Intermediate
Kennecott, AK
0.8 mi 1.3 km #4Flattop Mountain Trail
Difficult
Anchorage, AK
Difficult
Anchorage, AK
4.9 mi 8.0 km #5Mt. Roberts Trail
Difficult
Juneau, AK
Difficult
Juneau, AK
3.7 mi 6.0 km #6Flattop - Ptarmigan Route
Difficult
Anchorage, AK
Difficult
Anchorage, AK
5.5 mi 8.9 km #7South Raina Peak Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Eagle River, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
Eagle River, AK
4.2 mi 6.8 km #8Hope Point Trail
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
9.4 mi 15.1 km #9Turnagain Arm Trail
Intermediate
Anchorage, AK
Intermediate
Anchorage, AK
2.0 mi 3.3 km #10Indianhouse Ridge Trail
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
1.3 mi 2.1 km #11Worthington Glacier Ridge Trail
Difficult
Valdez, AK
Difficult
Valdez, AK
2.9 mi 4.6 km #12McHugh Peak Trail North
Intermediate/Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
10.1 mi 16.2 km #13Devil's Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Bear Creek, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
Bear Creek, AK
1.9 mi 3.0 km #14Slaughters Ridge Trail #344
Difficult
Sterling, AK
Difficult
Sterling, AK
2.1 mi 3.3 km #15Rock Creek Trail
Intermediate
Healy, AK
Intermediate
Healy, AK
1.1 mi 1.7 km #16Hideout Trail
Intermediate
Sterling, AK
Intermediate
Sterling, AK
1.1 mi 1.8 km #17South Avalanche Mountain Trail
Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
0.3 mi 0.6 km #18Lee's Train
Intermediate/Difficult
Anchorage, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
Anchorage, AK
0.5 mi 0.8 km #19Potter Marsh Trail
Easy
Anchorage, AK
Easy
Anchorage, AK
3.7 mi 5.9 km #20Bold Peak Route
Very Difficult
Butte, AK
Very Difficult
Butte, AK

Photos of Alaska - 598

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Ridge view looking southeast toward the southern Wrangells and St. Elias mountain ranges.
Feb 8, 2018 near unknown, unknown
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
Rainbow Peak scramble with expansive views.
Feb 16, 2018 near Elmendo…, AK
The east face of South Pioneer Peak just below the summit.
Jan 26, 2018 near Butte, AK
Knoya summit view looking east northeast toward Temptation Peak (and a malamute)
Apr 30, 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