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888 mi 1,429 km of trail 69 Recommended Routes

Gems 14 Gems Easy Trails 76 Trails Intermediate Trails 156 Trails Hard Trails 120 Trails
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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
gem Favorite A shot from Picnic Rock showing the Sisters on the left, Arrowhead in the center, and Bear Mountain above Silver Bay on the right.

Picnic Rock on Mount Verstovia

(2) Sitka, AK
gem Favorite Bonanza Mine ruins

Bonanza Mine

(1) Kennecott , AK

Recommended Routes in Alaska - 69

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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 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 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 Lower Reed Lake
Intermediate/Difficult

Reed Lakes Trail

8.9 mi 14.3 km 2,027' Up 617.87 m Up 2,027' Down 617.95 m Down

Fishhook, 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 Tucker Mountain summit looking west at the ridgeline
Difficult

Baldy to Mile High

15.3 mi 24.6 km 6,113' Up 1863.38 m Up 5,796' Down 1766.55 m Down

Eagle R…, AK

Trails in Alaska - 283

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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
2.2 mi 3.5 km #3Root Glacier Trail
Intermediate
Kennecott, AK
Intermediate
Kennecott, AK
0.8 mi 1.3 km #4Flattop Mountain Trail
Difficult
Anchorage, AK
Difficult
Anchorage, AK
4.9 mi 8.0 km #5Mt. Roberts Trail
Difficult
Juneau, AK
Difficult
Juneau, AK
5.5 mi 8.9 km #6South Raina Peak Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Eagle River, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
Eagle River, AK
3.7 mi 6.0 km #7Flattop - Ptarmigan Route
Difficult
Anchorage, AK
Difficult
Anchorage, AK
3.7 mi 5.9 km #8Bold Peak Route
Very Difficult
Butte, AK
Very Difficult
Butte, AK
4.2 mi 6.8 km #9Hope Point Trail
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
9.4 mi 15.1 km #10Turnagain Arm Trail
Intermediate
Anchorage, AK
Intermediate
Anchorage, AK
2.0 mi 3.3 km #11Indianhouse Ridge Trail
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
1.3 mi 2.1 km #12Worthington Glacier Ridge Trail
Difficult
Valdez, AK
Difficult
Valdez, AK
2.9 mi 4.6 km #13McHugh Peak Trail North
Intermediate/Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
10.1 mi 16.2 km #14Devil's Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Bear Creek, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
Bear Creek, AK
3.0 mi 4.8 km #15Angel Rocks Trail
Difficult
Eielson Air Force Base, AK
Difficult
Eielson Air Force Base, AK
1.9 mi 3.0 km #16Slaughters Ridge Trail #344
Difficult
Sterling, AK
Difficult
Sterling, AK
2.1 mi 3.3 km #17Rock Creek Trail
Intermediate
Healy, AK
Intermediate
Healy, AK
0.5 mi 0.8 km #18Potter Marsh Trail
Easy
Anchorage, AK
Easy
Anchorage, AK
1.1 mi 1.7 km #19Hideout Trail
Intermediate
Sterling, AK
Intermediate
Sterling, AK
1.1 mi 1.8 km #20South Avalanche Mountain Trail
Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK

Photos of Alaska - 614

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Knoya summit view looking east northeast toward Temptation Peak (and a malamute)
Apr 30, 2018 near Elmendo…, AK
Northwestern Glacier
Sep 27, 2017 near Seward, AK
Reflection Pond delivers a great scene on clear days. Photo credit: NPS Photo/Tim Rains
Sep 8, 2016 near Healy, AK
Harding Ice Field, Seward, Alaska.
Jul 20, 2016 near Bear Creek, AK
The Shores of Kenai Fjords
Apr 2, 2020 near Seward, AK
Summit photo above the fog
Jan 25, 2018 near Girdwood, AK
A view of Lake George and Colony Glacier while on top of the moraine.
Jul 6, 2018 near Butte, AK
Tucker Mountain summit looking west at the ridgeline
Apr 30, 2018 near Eagle R…, AK