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581 mi 935 km of trail 39 Runs

Gems 4 Gems Easy Trails 76 Trails Intermediate Trails 91 Trails Hard Trails 48 Trails
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gem Favorite Harding Ice Field, Seward, Alaska.

Harding Icefield Overlook

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

Root Glacier

(2) Kennecott , AK
gem Favorite Bonanza Mine ruins

Bonanza Mine

(1) Kennecott , AK
gem Favorite Like a sick person's tongue!

Toe of the Glacier

(1) Bear Creek, AK

Runs in Southcentral Alaska - 39

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Favorite Exit Glacier from Harding Ice Field Trail
Intermediate/Difficult

Harding Icefield Out and Back

8.3 mi 13.4 km • Out and Back • 3,073 ft Ascent 936.77 m Ascent

(30) Bear Creek, AK
Favorite South summit view looking east with new flag in place
Difficult

South Pioneer Peak Hike

14.2 mi 22.9 km • Out and Back • 7,207 ft Ascent 2196.7 m Ascent

(5) Butte, AK
Favorite View of the Cook Inlet from the top of Penguin Peak
Extremely Difficult

Penguin Ridge Traverse

16.2 mi 26.0 km • Point to Point • 7,876 ft Ascent 2400.55 m Ascent

(2) Girdwood, AK
Favorite Cook Inlet, Alaska
Intermediate/Difficult

Flattop Mountain

3.0 mi 4.8 km • Loop • 1,244 ft Ascent 379.13 m Ascent

(17) Anchorage, AK
Favorite View from Peak 2 looking southeast. Powerline Pass is just below the sun and Ptarmigan Peak is the first peak to the right of the sun.
Difficult

Flatttop to Ptarmigan Loop

9.4 mi 15.1 km • Loop • 4,135 ft Ascent 1260.28 m Ascent

(3) Elmendo…, AK
Favorite Knoya summit view looking east northeast toward Temptation Peak (and a malamute)
Difficult

Tikishla Peak Loop

14.1 mi 22.6 km • Loop • 5,022 ft Ascent 1530.83 m Ascent

(2) Elmendo…, AK
Favorite Descending Mt. Marathon Trail in Seward, Alaska.
Extremely Difficult

Mt. Marathon Race Course

3.2 mi 5.2 km • Point to Point • 2,661 ft Ascent 811.04 m Ascent

(2) Seward, AK
Favorite Grewingk Light
Intermediate

Glacier Lake Trail

6.5 mi 10.4 km • Loop • 270 ft Ascent 82.42 m Ascent

(2) Fritz C…, AK

Trails in Southcentral Alaska - 176

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2.5 mi 4.0 km #1Bird Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Girdwood, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
2.5 mi 4.0 km Girdwood, AK
23.0 mi 37.1 km #2Crow Pass / Eagle River Trail - Iditarod National Historic Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Girdwood, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
23.0 mi 37.1 km Girdwood, AK 14 
4.5 mi 7.2 km #3Reed Lakes Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Fishhook, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
4.5 mi 7.2 km Fishhook, AK
2.9 mi 4.7 km #4Mt. Alice Ridge Trial
Difficult
Seward, AK
Difficult
2.9 mi 4.7 km Seward, AK
0.8 mi 1.3 km #5Flattop Mountain Trail
Difficult
Anchorage, AK
Difficult
0.8 mi 1.3 km Anchorage, AK
2.2 mi 3.5 km #6Root Glacier Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Kennecott, AK
Easy/Intermediate
2.2 mi 3.5 km Kennecott, AK
9.4 mi 15.1 km #7Turnagain Arm Trail
Intermediate
Anchorage, AK
Intermediate
9.4 mi 15.1 km Anchorage, AK
5.5 mi 8.9 km #8South Raina Peak Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Eagle River, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
5.5 mi 8.9 km Eagle River, AK
4.2 mi 6.8 km #9Hope Point Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Girdwood, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
4.2 mi 6.8 km Girdwood, AK
1.3 mi 2.1 km #10Worthington Glacier Ridge Trail
Difficult
Valdez, AK
Difficult
1.3 mi 2.1 km Valdez, AK
3.7 mi 6.0 km #11Flattop - Ptarmigan Route
Difficult
Anchorage, AK
Difficult
3.7 mi 6.0 km Anchorage, AK
10.1 mi 16.2 km #12Devil's Creek Trail
Intermediate
Bear Creek, AK
Intermediate
10.1 mi 16.2 km Bear Creek, AK
1.9 mi 3.0 km #13Slaughters Ridge Trail #344
Difficult
Sterling, AK
Difficult
1.9 mi 3.0 km Sterling, AK
0.3 mi 0.6 km #14Lee's Train
Intermediate/Difficult
Anchorage, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
0.3 mi 0.6 km Anchorage, AK
2.9 mi 4.6 km #15McHugh Peak Trail North
Intermediate/Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
2.9 mi 4.6 km Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
2.3 mi 3.7 km #16Knoya Peak Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
2.3 mi 3.7 km Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
3.7 mi 5.9 km #17Bold Peak Route
Extremely Difficult
Butte, AK
Extremely Difficult
3.7 mi 5.9 km Butte, AK
16.1 mi 25.9 km #18Resurrection River Trail #319
Intermediate/Difficult
Bear Creek, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
16.1 mi 25.9 km Bear Creek, AK
2.6 mi 4.2 km #19Twin Peaks Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Butte, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
2.6 mi 4.2 km Butte, AK
0.8 mi 1.2 km #20Abe's Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Girdwood, AK
Easy/Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.2 km Girdwood, AK

Photos of Southcentral Alaska - 291

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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
Harding Ice Field, Seward, Alaska.
Jul 20, 2016 near Bear Creek, AK
Tucker Mountain summit looking west at the ridgeline
Apr 30, 2018 near Eagle R…, AK
Summit view looking north toward Knik Arm and Denali.
Feb 15, 2018 near Elmendo…, AK
Westward bound between Matanuska Peak and Lazy Mountain.
Mar 22, 2016 near Lazy Mo…, AK
Fall Tundra in Chugach State Park.
Apr 12, 2016 near Elmendo…, AK
View of Eklutna Lake and Bold Peak from the Pepper Peak trail.
Apr 1, 2019 near Butte, AK

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