Anchorage, AK Trails and Parks

Anchorage has 79 trails in the vicinity, including 68 hiking trails and 8 for whitewater kayaking & canoeing. These trails range from 0.25 to 127 miles in length. The most popular trails are Flattop Mountain, Rendezvous Peak and Mount Eklutna and Bear Mountain. Trails.com member V Ek C. recently completed Wolverine Peak.
  • Flattop MountainView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Anchorage, AK

    • Hiking  
    •  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 abilities with ...

  • Eagle River ValleyView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Anchorage, AK

    •  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 trails with interpretive ...

  • Wolverine PeakView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Anchorage, AK

    • Hiking  
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • Flattop MountainView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Anchorage, AK

    • Hiking  
    •  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 plenty of space for ...

  • Rendezvous PeakView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Anchorage, AK

    • Hiking  
    •  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 for kids and beginning ...

  • Williwaw LakesView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Anchorage, AK

    • Hiking  
    •  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 from downtown Anchorage. ...

  • Ship Creek Valley TrailView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Anchorage, AK

    •  1 to 3 days
    •  20 miles
    •  Guide

    The wide and wild Ship Creek Valley arcs gracefully into the mountains behind Anchorage, dividing the park’s familiar and well-traveled foothills ...

  • McHugh PeakView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Anchorage, AK

    • Hiking  
    •  5 to 7 hours
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    Rising in a great massif from McHugh Creek Valley, McHugh Peak is not so much a distinct mountain as a 5-mile long ridge punctuated by craggy ...

  • Mount Eklutna and Bear MountainView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Anchorage, AK

    • Hiking  
    •  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 heart of the park ...

  • McHugh / Rabbit Lakes TrailView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Anchorage, AK

    • Hiking  
    •  6 to 9 hours
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    The McHugh/Rabbit Lakes Trail climbs steadily through mixed forests, high grasslands, and open tundra to McHugh and Rabbit Lakes, two azure tarns ...

  • Falls CreekView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Anchorage, AK

    • Hiking  
    •  2.5-4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A short, steep route traveling through a narrow valley, and climbing to outstanding views of Turnagain Arm. A steep hike to a high tundra basin, ...

  • Near Point and Wolverine PeakView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Anchorage, AK

    • Hiking  
    •  6 to 8 hours
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    Locals and outsiders alike sometimes remark of Anchorage that it is “only twenty minutes from Alaska.” Some intend this as an insult to Alaska’s ...

  • Hidden Lake, The Ramp, and The WedgeView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Anchorage, AK

    • Hiking  
    •  6 to 9 hours
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    Just off the Powerline Trail, a narrow track leads up a side valley to a trio of grand destinations: Hidden Lake, The Ramp, and The Wedge. Each ...

  • Bird RidgeView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Anchorage, AK

    • Hiking  
    •  1-6.5 miles
    •  Guide

    One of the ?rst trails to melt in the spring, combined with signi?cant elevation, make it a great trail to get in hiking shape at the beginning ...

  • Middle Fork Loop and Hillside TrailsView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Anchorage, AK

    • Hiking  
    •  4 to 6 hours
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    A wealth of trails cover the western Chugach foothills, perfect for days when the time or energy for a longer hike is lacking. Lying on the outskirts ...

  • Powerline TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Anchorage, AK

    • Hiking  
    •  5 to 8 hours
    •  11 miles
    •  Guide

    You’re likely to encounter hikers, bikers, and climbers of every stripe throughout the expansive South Fork Campbell Creek Valley. Yet even when ...

  • Williwaw Lakes Trail and The BallparkView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Anchorage, AK

    • Hiking  
    •  5 to 7 hours
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    The Williwaw Lakes, tucked high in a valley above East Anchorage, are a justifiably popular backpacking destination. Two trails lead to their ...

  • Penguin PeakView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Anchorage, AK

    • Hiking  
    •  4 to 6 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    It is impossible to drive along the Seward Highway and not notice Penguin Peak, the hulking mountain dominating Turnagain Arm west of Girdwood. ...

  • McHugh and Rabbit LakesView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Anchorage, AK

    • Hiking  
    •  6.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail winds through forest, meadow and into alpine tundra with wonderful views, lakes, and prominent peaks in McHugh Creek Valley. The ...

  • Turnagain Arm TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Anchorage, AK

    • Hiking  
    •  1.9-9.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail leads across a steep southwest slope that receives lots of spring sunshine, so the trail is one of the earliest near Anchorage to open ...

  • FlattopView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Anchorage, AK

    • Hiking  
    •  2-5 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Thanks to easy access, Flattop is probably the most frequently climbed peak in Alaska, and the trip to its broad summit has long been the classic ...

  • Crow Pass and Eagle River TraverseView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Anchorage, AK

    •  3 days
    •  26 miles
    •  Guide

    In the early 1900s, the trail over Crow Pass was part of the Iditarod winter sled trail through the mountains between Turnagain Arm and Knik ...

  • Bold Ridge TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Anchorage, AK

    •  3.5-4 miles
    •  Guide

    Alpine wildflowers, views of the gorgeous 7-mile-long Eklutna Lake, and one of the top panoramic views anywhere in Chugach State Park. ...

  • Twin Peaks TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Anchorage, AK

    • Hiking  
    •  2.5-4 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail includes day hikes to longer ridgeline options with spectacular views of Eklutna Lake, the Mat Valley, and the tallest group of ...

  • Ptarmigan Valley and RoundtopView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Anchorage, AK

    • Hiking  
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    A trail climbing through boreal forest and into alpine tundra, with a variety of route options at the top, and a stone’s throw from Eagle River ...