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196 mi 315 km of trail 26 Hikes

Easy Trails 16 Trails Intermediate Trails 43 Trails Hard Trails 49 Trails

Food & Drink

Kaladi Brother Coffee is a mainstay in Anchorage and offers up plenty of delicious coffee drinks.

For hole-in-the-wall pho, look no further than: Pho Lena

Organic and always good any time of day: Middle Way Cafe

Other options: Moose's Tooth Pizza, Glacier Brewing, Midnight Sun Brewery.

Other Activities

Anchorage is a major launching point for all things Alaska. Climbing, kayaking, boating, wildlife viewing and scenic driving are just a few things that can be done in the area.
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Hikes in Anchorage - 25

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Favorite Fall Tundra in Chugach State Park.
Difficult

Crow Pass / Eagle River Trail - Iditarod National Historic Trail

23.0 mi 37.1 km • Point to Point • 3,013 ft Ascent 918.26 m Ascent

(14) Girdwood, AK
Favorite Cook Inlet, Alaska
Difficult

Flattop Mountain

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

(17) Anchorage, AK
Favorite From the summit of Flattop. Chugach Mountains, Alaska.
Difficult

Flatttop to Ptarmigan Loop

9.4 mi 15.1 km • Loop • 4,135 ft Ascent 1260.28 m Ascent

(3) Elmendo…, 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 Summit view looking north toward Knik Arm and Denali.
Difficult

Harp Mountain

3.2 mi 5.1 km • Out and Back • 2,593 ft Ascent 790.43 m Ascent

(1) Eagle R…, AK
Favorite Summit view looking south toward Flute and Organ Glaciers.
Very Difficult

Cumulus Mountain

9.5 mi 15.3 km • Out and Back • 4,371 ft Ascent 1332.23 m Ascent

(2) Eagle R…, AK
Favorite Wolverine Peak Trail, with Mt. Redoubt volcano on the horizon.
Difficult

Wolverine Peak

9.7 mi 15.7 km • Loop • 3,542 ft Ascent 1079.53 m Ascent

(11) Elmendo…, AK
Favorite Tucker Mountain summit looking west at the ridgeline
Difficult

Baldy to Mile High

15.3 mi 24.6 km • Point to Point • 6,113 ft Ascent 1863.38 m Ascent

(1) Eagle R…, AK

Trails in Anchorage - 82

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2.5 mi 4.0 km #1Bird Ridge Trail
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
Difficult
2.5 mi 4.0 km Girdwood, AK
0.8 mi 1.3 km #2Flattop Mountain Trail
Difficult
Anchorage, AK
Difficult
0.8 mi 1.3 km Anchorage, AK
3.7 mi 6.0 km #3Flattop - Ptarmigan Route
Difficult
Anchorage, AK
Difficult
3.7 mi 6.0 km Anchorage, AK
9.4 mi 15.1 km #4Turnagain Arm Trail
Intermediate
Anchorage, AK
Intermediate
9.4 mi 15.1 km Anchorage, AK
5.5 mi 8.9 km #5South Raina Peak Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Eagle River, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
5.5 mi 8.9 km Eagle River, AK
2.0 mi 3.3 km #6Indianhouse Ridge Trail
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
Difficult
2.0 mi 3.3 km Girdwood, AK
2.9 mi 4.6 km #7McHugh Peak Trail North
Intermediate/Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
2.9 mi 4.6 km Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
0.3 mi 0.6 km #8Lee's Train
Intermediate/Difficult
Anchorage, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
0.3 mi 0.6 km Anchorage, AK
2.3 mi 3.7 km #9Knoya Peak Trail
Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Difficult
2.3 mi 3.7 km Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
1.5 mi 2.4 km #10Near Point Trail - South Ridge
Intermediate
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.4 km Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
2.2 mi 3.5 km #11Blacktail Rocks Route
Difficult
Eagle River, AK
Difficult
2.2 mi 3.5 km Eagle River, AK
0.8 mi 1.2 km #12Flattop Backside Trail
Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Difficult
0.8 mi 1.2 km Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
1.4 mi 2.2 km #13North Suicide Peak-Southwest Gully Route
Very Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Very Difficult
1.4 mi 2.2 km Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
0.8 mi 1.2 km #14The Wedge Route
Intermediate
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.2 km Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
1.7 mi 2.7 km #15Basher Trail
Intermediate
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Intermediate
1.7 mi 2.7 km Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
1.4 mi 2.2 km #16Penguin Peak Route
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
Difficult
1.4 mi 2.2 km Girdwood, AK
0.9 mi 1.5 km #17Homicide Peak Route
Very Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Very Difficult
0.9 mi 1.5 km Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
1.6 mi 2.6 km #18Rainbow Peak Trail
Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Difficult
1.6 mi 2.6 km Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
0.5 mi 0.8 km #19Potter Marsh Trail
Easy
Anchorage, AK
Easy
0.5 mi 0.8 km Anchorage, AK
1.1 mi 1.8 km #20South Avalanche Mountain Trail
Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Difficult
1.1 mi 1.8 km Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK

Photos of Anchorage - 108

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Rainbow Peak scramble with expansive views.
Feb 16, 2018 near Elmendo…, AK
Knoya summit view looking east northeast toward Temptation Peak (and a malamute)
Apr 30, 2018 near Elmendo…, AK
Summit photo above the fog
Jan 25, 2018 near Girdwood, AK
Tucker Mountain summit looking west at the ridgeline
Apr 30, 2018 near Eagle R…, AK
Summit view looking north toward Knik Arm and Denali.
Feb 15, 2018 near Elmendo…, AK
Summit photo on top of the finger-like rock formation.
Feb 1, 2018 near Elmendo…, AK
Fall Tundra in Chugach State Park.
Apr 12, 2016 near Elmendo…, AK
View from Temptation Peak looking north with Ship Creek to the right and Snowhawk valley to the left.
Jan 23, 2019 near Elmendo…, AK