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Gems in Alaska - 14

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gem Favorite Ice calves off of the Margerie Glacier. Photo credit: NPS Photo.

Margerie Glacier

(8) Haines, AK
gem Favorite Harding Ice Field, Seward, Alaska.

Harding Icefield Overlook

(15) Bear Creek, AK
gem Favorite A view from near Eielson Visitor Center, Denali National Park: Photo Credit: NPS Photo/Tim Rains.

Eielson Visitor Center

(9) Healy, AK
gem Favorite A younger dog at the Kennels.

Denali Sled Dog Kennel

(7) Healy, AK
gem Favorite Lynn Canal is gorgeous looking southeast from the summit of Mt. Juneau.

Mt. Juneau Summit

(3) Juneau, AK
gem Favorite Root Glacier access taken in 2014.  Mt. Blackburn is the snow-capped mountain.

Root Glacier

(2) Kennecott , AK

Recommended Routes in Alaska - 68

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Favorite Exit Glacier from Harding Ice Field Trail
Difficult

Harding Icefield Out and Back

8.3 mi 13.4 km 3,073' Up 936.77 m Up 3,074' Down 936.88 m Down

Bear Creek, AK
Favorite View from the Mt. Healy Overlook Trail.
Difficult

Mt. Healy Out and Back

4.8 mi 7.7 km 1,609' Up 490.42 m Up 1,609' Down 490.41 m Down

Healy, AK
Favorite Peering down over Horseshoe Lake. with permission from Rumiana Koynova-Tenchova
Intermediate

Horseshoe Lake

2.3 mi 3.7 km 287' Up 87.6 m Up 287' Down 87.58 m Down

Healy, AK
Favorite South summit view looking east with new flag in place
Very Difficult

South Pioneer Peak Hike

14.2 mi 22.9 km 7,207' Up 2196.7 m Up 7,207' Down 2196.57 m Down

Butte, AK
Favorite Fall Tundra in Chugach State Park.
Difficult

Crow Pass / Eagle River Trail - Iditarod National Historic Trail

23.0 mi 37.1 km 3,013' Up 918.26 m Up 4,036' Down 1230.09 m Down

Girdwood, AK
Favorite Just beyond Happy Camp. Beautiful fall colors.
Difficult

The Chilkoot Trail

33.0 mi 53.1 km 5,805' Up 1769.32 m Up 3,711' Down 1131.15 m Down

Haines, AK
Favorite Cook Inlet, Alaska
Difficult

Flattop Mountain

3.0 mi 4.8 km 1,244' Up 379.13 m Up 1,244' Down 379.13 m Down

Anchorage, AK
Favorite Savage Canyon View
Intermediate/Difficult

Savage Alpine and River Route

6.0 mi 9.7 km 1,626' Up 495.56 m Up 1,788' Down 545.08 m Down

Healy, AK
Favorite A glimpse of Prince Edward Sound at Portage Pass.
Intermediate/Difficult

Portage Pass Trail

4.4 mi 7.2 km 934' Up 284.68 m Up 933' Down 284.33 m Down

Girdwood, AK

Alaska Running

  • 1,526 Miles 2,456 Kilometers of Trail
  • 68 Recommended Routes
  • 14 Gems Gems
  • 106 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 168 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 121 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Areas Within Alaska

Trails in Alaska - 327

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2.5 mi 4.0 km #1Bird Ridge Trail
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
2.9 mi 4.7 km #2Mt. Alice Ridge Trial
Difficult
Seward, AK
Difficult
Seward, AK
6.6 mi 10.7 km #3Lost Lake Summer Trail
Intermediate
Bear Creek, AK
Intermediate
Bear Creek, AK
2.2 mi 3.5 km #4Root Glacier Trail
Intermediate
Kennecott, AK
Intermediate
Kennecott, AK
2.0 mi 3.3 km #5Indianhouse Ridge Trail
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
30.0 mi 48.2 km #6Kesugi Ridge Trail
Difficult
Y, AK
Difficult
Y, AK
3.7 mi 6.0 km #7Flattop - Ptarmigan Route
Difficult
Anchorage, AK
Difficult
Anchorage, AK
2.9 mi 4.6 km #8McHugh Peak Trail North
Intermediate/Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
1.9 mi 3.0 km #9Slaughters Ridge Trail #344
Difficult
Sterling, AK
Difficult
Sterling, AK
5.5 mi 8.9 km #10South Raina Peak Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Eagle River, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
Eagle River, AK

Photos of Alaska - 639

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Reflection Pond delivers a great scene on clear days. Photo credit: NPS Photo/Tim Rains
Sep 8, 2016 near Healy, AK
Northwestern Glacier
Sep 27, 2017 near Seward, AK
Summit view looking north toward Knik Arm and Denali.
Feb 15, 2018 near Elmendo…, AK
Harding Ice Field, Seward, Alaska.
Jul 20, 2016 near Bear Creek, AK
The Shores of Kenai Fjords
Apr 2, 2020 near Seward, AK
A view of Lake George and Colony Glacier while on top of the moraine.
Jul 6, 2018 near Butte, AK
Knoya summit view looking east northeast toward Temptation Peak (and a malamute)
Apr 30, 2018 near Elmendo…, AK
Tucker Mountain summit looking west at the ridgeline
Apr 30, 2018 near Eagle R…, AK