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290 mi 467 km of trail 24 Recommended Routes

Gems 2 Gems Easy Trails 10 Trails Intermediate Trails 56 Trails Hard Trails 41 Trails
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Gems in Kenai Peninsula - 2

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gem Favorite Harding Ice Field, Seward, Alaska.

Harding Icefield Overlook

(15) Bear Creek, AK
gem Favorite Like a sick person's tongue!

Toe of the Glacier

(1) Bear Creek, AK

Recommended Routes in Kenai Peninsula - 24

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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 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 View of the Cook Inlet from the top of Penguin Peak
Very Difficult

Penguin Ridge Traverse

16.2 mi 26.0 km 7,876' Up 2400.55 m Up 7,848' Down 2391.92 m Down

Girdwood, 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 4,135' Up 1260.28 m Up 4,097' Down 1248.69 m Down

Elmendo…, 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 Powerline Pass Trail at Glen Alps. Chugach State Park, Alaska
Intermediate/Difficult

Williwaw Lakes Tour

19.9 mi 32.0 km 4,245' Up 1293.88 m Up 4,244' Down 1293.62 m Down

Elmendo…, AK
Favorite Powerline Pass Trail at Glen Alps. Chugach State Park, Alaska
Intermediate

Little O'Malley Out-and-Back

4.1 mi 6.7 km 1,391' Up 423.86 m Up 1,390' Down 423.78 m Down

Elmendo…, AK
Favorite Descending Mt. Marathon Trail in Seward, Alaska.
Very Difficult

Mt. Marathon Race Course

3.2 mi 5.2 km 2,661' Up 811.04 m Up 2,673' Down 814.75 m Down

Seward, AK

Trails in Kenai Peninsula - 83

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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
0.8 mi 1.3 km #3Flattop Mountain Trail
Difficult
Anchorage, AK
Difficult
Anchorage, AK
3.7 mi 6.0 km #4Flattop - Ptarmigan Route
Difficult
Anchorage, AK
Difficult
Anchorage, AK
4.2 mi 6.8 km #5Hope Point Trail
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
9.4 mi 15.1 km #6Turnagain Arm Trail
Intermediate
Anchorage, AK
Intermediate
Anchorage, AK
2.0 mi 3.3 km #7Indianhouse Ridge Trail
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
Difficult
Girdwood, 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
10.1 mi 16.2 km #9Devil's Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Bear Creek, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
Bear Creek, AK
1.9 mi 3.0 km #10Slaughters Ridge Trail #344
Difficult
Sterling, AK
Difficult
Sterling, AK
0.5 mi 0.8 km #11Potter Marsh Trail
Easy
Anchorage, AK
Easy
Anchorage, AK
1.1 mi 1.7 km #12Hideout Trail
Intermediate
Sterling, AK
Intermediate
Sterling, AK
1.1 mi 1.8 km #13South Avalanche Mountain Trail
Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
16.1 mi 25.9 km #14Resurrection River Trail #319
Difficult
Bear Creek, AK
Difficult
Bear Creek, AK
0.8 mi 1.2 km #15Flattop Backside Trail
Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
0.8 mi 1.2 km #16Abe's Trail
Intermediate
Girdwood, AK
Intermediate
Girdwood, AK
1.4 mi 2.2 km #17North Suicide Peak-Southwest Gully Route
Very Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Very Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
4.5 mi 7.3 km #18A1 Ridge, Snowcat Route
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
0.9 mi 1.5 km #19Homicide Peak Route
Very Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Very Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
0.8 mi 1.2 km #20The Wedge Route
Intermediate
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Intermediate
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK

Photos of Kenai Peninsula - 159

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Northwestern Glacier
Sep 27, 2017 near Seward, 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
Grewingk Light
May 27, 2015 near Fritz C…, AK
Grewingk Glacier
May 21, 2015 near Fritz C…, AK
Looking up at the false summit of Homicide Peak from the north. It looks much more menacing than it actually was and less exposed than the backside.
Apr 29, 2019 near Elmendo…, AK
View from top of Hideout Trail
Oct 4, 2018 near Sterling, AK