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Gems in Kenai Peninsula - 2

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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 Like a sick person's tongue!

Toe of the Glacier

(1) Bear Creek, AK

Recommended Routes in Kenai Peninsula - 23

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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 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 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 From the summit of Flattop. Chugach Mountains, Alaska.
Difficult

Flatttop to Ptarmigan Loop

9.4 mi 15.1 km 4,135' Up 1260.28 m Up 4,097' Down 1248.69 m Down

Elmendo…, AK
Favorite Powerline Pass Trail at Glen Alps. Chugach State Park, Alaska
Intermediate/Difficult

Williwaw Lakes Tour

19.9 mi 32.0 km 4,245' Up 1293.88 m Up 4,244' Down 1293.62 m Down

Elmendo…, AK
Favorite Grewingk Light
Intermediate

Glacier Lake Trail

6.5 mi 10.4 km 270' Up 82.42 m Up 270' Down 82.35 m Down

Fritz C…, AK
Favorite Powerline Pass Trail at Glen Alps. Chugach State Park, Alaska
Intermediate

Little O'Malley Out-and-Back

4.1 mi 6.7 km 1,391' Up 423.86 m Up 1,390' Down 423.78 m Down

Elmendo…, AK
Favorite Powerline Pass Trail at Glen Alps. Chugach State Park, Alaska
Difficult

Hidden Lake Out and Back

9.8 mi 15.8 km 1,701' Up 518.35 m Up 1,701' Down 518.58 m Down

Elmendo…, AK

Kenai Peninsula Hiking

  • 483 Miles 777 Kilometers of Trail
  • 24 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Gems Gems
  • 11 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 55 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 41 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Kenai Peninsula - 83

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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
2.0 mi 3.3 km #4Indianhouse Ridge Trail
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
0.8 mi 1.3 km #5Flattop Mountain Trail
Difficult
Anchorage, AK
Difficult
Anchorage, AK
3.7 mi 6.0 km #6Flattop - Ptarmigan Route
Difficult
Anchorage, AK
Difficult
Anchorage, AK
1.9 mi 3.0 km #7Slaughters Ridge Trail #344
Difficult
Sterling, AK
Difficult
Sterling, 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
0.8 mi 1.2 km #10Flattop Backside Trail
Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK

Photos of Kenai Peninsula - 160

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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
Harding Ice Field, Seward, Alaska.
Jul 20, 2016 near Bear Creek, AK
The Shores of Kenai Fjords
Apr 2, 2020 near Seward, AK
The trail climbs steeply through fields of wildflowers, including fireweed.
Aug 17, 2019 near Girdwood, AK
Summit view
Jun 4, 2021 near Sterling, AK
Summit photo above the fog
Jan 25, 2018 near Girdwood, AK