Alaska - Outdoor Activities

Alaska has approximately 517 trails, including 328 hiking trails and 76 for backpacking. These trails range from 02 to 1390 miles in length. The most popular trails are Harding Icefield, Crow Pass and Resurrection Pass. The last Trails.com member to complete a trail in Alaska was Andy L. who completed Crow Pass.

  • Harding Icefield

    12 Reviews

    Seward, AK

    This long day hike in the Exit Glacier area of Kenai Fjords National Park winds through the forest and climbs above tree line to an ice age experience with stunning panoramic views of the ice?eld. ...
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    This long day hike in the Exit Glacier area of Kenai Fjords National Park winds through the forest and climbs above tree ...

  • Exit Glacier

    7 Reviews

    Seward, AK

    Two short day-hiking trails, within view of a glacier, and the only road access within Kenai Fjords National Park. Exit Glacier is one of the thirty-five glaciers that flow off the 500-square-mile ...
    •  1-1.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Two short day-hiking trails, within view of a glacier, and the only road access within Kenai Fjords National Park. Exit Glacier ...

  • Crow Pass

    7 Reviews

    Girdwood, AK

    Crow Pass Trail travels through a variety of terrain: glaciers, waterfalls, wildflowers, and mining ruins, plus the pass is the highest point on the historic Iditarod Trail and one of the top ...
    •  3.5-24 miles
    •  Guide

    Crow Pass Trail travels through a variety of terrain: glaciers, waterfalls, wildflowers, and mining ruins, plus the pass ...

  • Wolverine Peak

    6 Reviews

    Anchorage, AK

    A maintained trail close to town with access to tundra and alpine with spectacular views of Chugach Mountains, Campbell Creek, and the Cook Inlet. Wolverine Peak, the prominent triangular peak ...
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A maintained trail close to town with access to tundra and alpine with spectacular views of Chugach Mountains, Campbell Creek, ...

  • Granite Tors

    5 Reviews

    Fairbanks, AK

    A 15-mile, or 2-mile loop trail, with access to massive tors in the alpine with vistas of the Alaska Range and Chena River Valley. The Granite Tors are granite towers, pinnacles, and slabs that ...
    •  2-15 miles
    •  Guide

    A 15-mile, or 2-mile loop trail, with access to massive tors in the alpine with vistas of the Alaska Range and Chena River ...

  • Angel Rocks

    5 Reviews

    Fairbanks, AK

    A trail winding through aspen, spruce, and granite outcrops, with options for a longer traverse to Chena Hot Springs. The granite Angel Rocks shoot up out of the forest on the hillside above ...
    •  1.7-8.3 miles
    •  Guide

    A trail winding through aspen, spruce, and granite outcrops, with options for a longer traverse to Chena Hot Springs. The ...

  • Flattop Mountain

    4 Reviews

    Anchorage, AK

    Perhaps one of the most popular trails in the summer for good reasons: close to town, numerous options for a variety of hiking abilities with access to alpine tundra, spectacular views of mountains, ...
    •  0.1-1.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Perhaps one of the most popular trails in the summer for good reasons: close to town, numerous options for a variety of hiking ...

  • Eagle River Valley

    4 Reviews

    Anchorage, AK

    The Eagle River Valley includes a range of hiking routes, directly behind the Eagle River Nature Center: miles of hiking trails with interpretive loops or overnight treks up to 24 miles.
    •  0.75-24 miles
    •  Guide

    The Eagle River Valley includes a range of hiking routes, directly behind the Eagle River Nature Center: miles of hiking ...

  • Reed Lakes

    4 Reviews

    Palmer, AK

    The trail provides wonderful access for day hikes or overnight treks into jagged granite peaks, rock walls, glaciers, and lakes in the heart of the Talkeetna Mountains. An annual pilgrimage for ...
    •  3-4 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail provides wonderful access for day hikes or overnight treks into jagged granite peaks, rock walls, glaciers, and ...

  • Pinnel Mountain

    4 Reviews

    Fairbanks, AK

    This trail travels along a ridgeline, with spectacular panoramic views, wildlife, and wildflowers, and one of the top longer hikes in the region. The premier long hike in the Fairbanks area, ...
    •  27.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail travels along a ridgeline, with spectacular panoramic views, wildlife, and wildflowers, and one of the top longer ...

  • Rendezvous Peak

    4 Reviews

    Anchorage, AK

    With a clear trail across open tundra, solid footing, and a route that never climbs too steeply, Rendezvous is a great climb for kids and beginning hikers. Nearby ski lifts and an abandoned military ...
    •  2.5 to 4 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    With a clear trail across open tundra, solid footing, and a route that never climbs too steeply, Rendezvous is a great climb ...

  • Flattop Mountain

    4 Reviews

    Anchorage, AK

    Flattop is climbed more often than any mountain in Alaska, and that is a mixed blessing. It boasts a high trailhead with plenty of space for parking, a short and well-maintained trail, and gorgeous ...
    •  2 to 5 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Flattop is climbed more often than any mountain in Alaska, and that is a mixed blessing. It boasts a high trailhead with ...

  • Kesugi Ridge

    3 Reviews

    Trapper Creek, AK

    A trail with a wide variety of choices for overnight treks traveling along a ridge, with some of the best views of Denali and the Alaska Range in the state. Kesugi Ridge, a long alpine ridge ...
    •  27.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A trail with a wide variety of choices for overnight treks traveling along a ridge, with some of the best views of Denali ...

  • Chena Dome

    3 Reviews

    Fairbanks, AK

    A strenuous trail into alpine country, with wild?owers, berries, and spectacular views in Chena River State Recreation Area. A hike for true animals, the Chena Dome Trail loops around the Angel ...
    •  30 miles
    •  Guide

    A strenuous trail into alpine country, with wild?owers, berries, and spectacular views in Chena River State Recreation Area. ...

  • Deer Mountain

    3 Reviews

    Ketchikan, AK

    A trail within walking distance of downtown Ketchikan, with mountains, lakes, and a variety of trip options, from day hikes, to overnight treks in picturesque alpine terrain. Popular with both ...
    •  2.5-12.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A trail within walking distance of downtown Ketchikan, with mountains, lakes, and a variety of trip options, from day hikes, ...

  • Chilkoot Pass

    3 Reviews

    Skagway, AK

    One of the longest trail traverses in Southeast Alaska, this trail travels through a variety of terrain, rich with history. An outdoor museum, a beautiful hike, and the only long trail traverse ...
    •  33 miles
    •  Guide

    One of the longest trail traverses in Southeast Alaska, this trail travels through a variety of terrain, rich with history. ...

  • Dewey Lakes

    3 Reviews

    Skagway, AK

    A trail with day hike and overnight options by lakes, within walking distance of downtown Skagway. There are two Dewey Lakes, and they are very different places. Lower Dewey Lake lies in the ...
    •  0.6-4.2 miles
    •  Guide

    A trail with day hike and overnight options by lakes, within walking distance of downtown Skagway. There are two Dewey Lakes, ...

  • Resurrection Pass

    3 Reviews

    Hope, AK

    Resurrection Pass is one of the most popular longer hikes on the Kenai. The trail covers stunning scenery climbing from forest floor into alpine tundra, with numerous alpine creeks, ...
    •  39 miles
    •  Guide

    Resurrection Pass is one of the most popular longer hikes on the Kenai. The trail covers stunning scenery climbing from ...

  • Russian Lakes

    3 Reviews

    Seward, AK

    This trail has two large mountain lakes, boating, camping, and fishing, as the sockeye salmon runs attract all types of wildlife, including humans.
    •  2.4-21.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail has two large mountain lakes, boating, camping, and fishing, as the sockeye salmon runs attract all types ...

  • Winner Creek

    3 Reviews

    Girdwood, AK

    A trail for all abilities, with a variety of options: a short or longer day hike option, or a longer overnight traverse climbing into the alpine country. The Winner Creek Trail is a bit of a ...
    •  2.5-8 miles
    •  Guide

    A trail for all abilities, with a variety of options: a short or longer day hike option, or a longer overnight traverse climbing ...

  • Creamer's Field

    3 Reviews

    Fairbanks, AK

    One of the top areas in the north for viewing migrating birds, with walking trails suitable for all activity levels. Creamer’s Field offers short hikes in the heart of Fairbanks, good migratory-bird ...
    •  0.7-2 miles
    •  Guide

    One of the top areas in the north for viewing migrating birds, with walking trails suitable for all activity levels. Creamer’s ...

  • Thunder Bird Falls

    3 Reviews

    Chugiak, AK

    Though it’s one of the shortest walks in Chugach State Park, the Thunder Bird Falls Trail reaches into a wonderful part of Anchorage’s backyard wilderness. The trail winds through tall birch ...
    •  .5 to 1.5 hours
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    Though it’s one of the shortest walks in Chugach State Park, the Thunder Bird Falls Trail reaches into a wonderful part of ...

  • Mount Eklutna and Bear Mountain

    3 Reviews

    Anchorage, AK

    Mount Eklutna and Bear Mountain, tiered hills above the town of Peters Creek, sit at the tip of a ridge stretching from the heart of the park like emissaries to civilization. Neither mountain ...
    •  3 to 5 hours
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Mount Eklutna and Bear Mountain, tiered hills above the town of Peters Creek, sit at the tip of a ridge stretching from the ...

  • Portage Pass

    2 Reviews

    Whittier, AK

    Portage Pass Trail is a great family outing, with stunning views of subalpine terrain, Passage Canal, Portage Lake, and the Glacier. Wildlife highlights here are resident mountain goats and, ...
    •  1-3 miles
    •  Guide

    Portage Pass Trail is a great family outing, with stunning views of subalpine terrain, Passage Canal, Portage Lake, and the ...

  • Williwaw Lakes

    2 Reviews

    Anchorage, AK

    A trail with options for day hikes or multiday adventures, through alpine tundra and a series of lakes, only a short drive from downtown Anchorage. Middle Fork Campbell Creek flows through ...
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A trail with options for day hikes or multiday adventures, through alpine tundra and a series of lakes, only a short drive ...

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