Best Easy Day Hikes: Anchorage Guide Book

by John Tyson (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Anchorage  by John Tyson

96pp/maps
ISBN: 0762751029

Best Easy Day Hikes Anchorage includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for sixteen favorite, easy-to-follow hikes within a short drive of Anchorage. Choose from a host of spectacular trails in Chugach State Park, including the Flattop Mountain Trail, or inviting urban trails for after-work jaunts in downtown Anchorage, such as the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Anchorage" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 16 of 16.
... Preview: This easy, flat trail is an excellent hike for the entire family, with amazing scenery, boardwalks, and viewing platforms. The trail descends down along the Eagle River and provides outstanding moun ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Anchorage"
Anchorage, AK - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
... Preview: This short, wheelchair-accessible loop trail provides some great views of the area. The trail winds up the side of a hill to a large platform that affords scenic views of the Alaska Range, Cook Inlet, ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Anchorage"
Anchorage, AK - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.3
... Preview: This relatively short yet challenging trail to the ridge offers amazing views of Turnagain Arm. The views alone make this hike worth putting on your to-do list. The very steep yet easy-to-follow trail ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Anchorage"
Willow, AK - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.2
... Preview: Conveniently located within Anchorage, the Campbell Tract Loop fits into most any schedule. An easy hike for the entire family, the level and well-maintained trail passes through prime wildlife habita ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Anchorage"
Campbell, AK - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 3.4
... Preview: This popular trail is utilized year-round by local Alaskans, with most every type of outdoor recreational activity available and extraordinary foliage colors in the fall. It is well traveled, extremel ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Anchorage"
Chugiak, AK - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 12.7
... Preview: This is a good hike if your time is limited or if you came to the park for biking or spending an afternoon at the lake and want another activity. The trail is well marked and easy to follow, with rela ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Anchorage"
Chugiak, AK - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Flattop Mountain is the most climbed peak in all Alaska, so plan on plenty of company on this trail. Don’t let the difficulty rating discourage you. A little extra effort to Flattop plateau will gain ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Anchorage"
Anchorage, AK - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: This hike follows a wide, mainly level path through a mixed spruce-birch forest with views of the Eagle River and surrounding mountains. Wildflowers and beautiful vegetation abound. However, this trai ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Anchorage"
Eagle River, AK - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: This popular family trail starts out on a gravel road that heads uphill and then levels out to travel through a segment of thick alders before climbing above the tree line. The easy-tofollow trail pro ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Anchorage"
Eagle River, AK - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: This trail is a good full-day hike to the top of a scenic ridge with truly outstanding views of the city of Anchorage. Although a little more challenging because of its length and elevation gain, this ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Anchorage"
Anchorage, AK - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: This popular trail is usually packed with walkers, strollers, and family dogs—all easily accommodated. The wheelchair accessible trail begins on a wide, slightly downhill path to two viewing platforms ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Anchorage"
Anchorage, AK - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.75
... Preview: This great day hike takes you down to South Fork Eagle River and eventually leads to Eagle and Symphony Lakes. At the end of the trail are great views of the valley, the lakes, Triangle Peak, Hurdygur ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Anchorage"
Eagle River, AK - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: This short and relatively easy hike through one of Alaska’s scenic deciduous forests takes you to a viewing deck above a steep gorge with views of East and West Twin Peaks and the Eklutna River below. ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Anchorage"
Chugiak, AK - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Named for former Alaska governor Tony Knowles, who served from 1981 to 1987, the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail is one of three greenbelt trails located in Anchorage. Even though the trail spans 11.0 mile ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Anchorage"
Anchorage, AK - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 22
... Preview: The historic Turnagain Arm Trail dates back to 1910, when it was used for carrying supplies during the construction of the railroad. The trail runs above and parallel to the Seward Highway, the railro ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Anchorage"
Anchorage, AK - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.3
... Preview: Winner Creek Trail is a favorite for many hikers. For one thing, it is different from most every other trail in Chugach State Park and the Anchorage area. Located about 40 miles south of Anchorage nea ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Anchorage"
Girdwood, AK - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 5
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