Best Hiking in Alaska

This list represents the most popular hiking in Alaska. Use this list to plan your next Alaska hiking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Harding Icefield

    11 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 ...

  • #2 Crow Pass

    6 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 ...

  • #3 Exit Glacier

    6 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 ...

  • #4 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 ...

  • #5 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 ...

  • #6 Wolverine Peak

    5 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, ...

  • #7 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. ...

  • #8 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 ...

  • #9 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, ...

  • #10 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 ...

  • #11 Granite Tors

    4 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 ...

  • #12 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 ...

  • #13 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, ...

  • #14 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 ...

  • #15 Bodenburg Butte

    2 Reviews

    Palmer, AK

    The butte’s dry conditions, perhaps coupled with enough height to stand above a late glacial advance without being overtopped, give the butte unique vegetation for the area. Sage is most obvious. ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    The butte’s dry conditions, perhaps coupled with enough height to stand above a late glacial advance without being overtopped, ...

  • #16 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 ...

  • #17 Lost Lake

    1 Reviews

    Seward, AK

    Camping, fishing, long day or backpack trip options, and miles of alpine access are the big draws to Lost Lake.
    •  7-15 miles
    •  Guide

    Camping, fishing, long day or backpack trip options, and miles of alpine access are the big draws to Lost Lake.

  • #18 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 ...

  • #19 East Glacier and Nugget Creek

    1 Reviews

    Juneau, AK

    Accessible from the Visitors Center, these easy, maintained trails provide a variety of day hike options for all hiking abilities, near the Mendenhall Glacier.
    •  3.5-7.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Accessible from the Visitors Center, these easy, maintained trails provide a variety of day hike options for all hiking ...

  • #20 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 ...