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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 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 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 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 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
Favorite Grewingk Light
Intermediate

Glacier Lake Trail

6.5 mi 10.4 km 270' Up 82.42 m Up 270' Down 82.35 m Down

Fritz C…, 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

Kenai Peninsula Running

  • 481 Miles 775 Kilometers of Trail
  • 24 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Gems Gems
  • 12 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 55 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 40 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Kenai Peninsula - 83

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2.5 mi 4.0 km #1Bird Ridge Trail
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
6.6 mi 10.7 km #2Lost Lake Summer Trail
Intermediate
Bear Creek, AK
Intermediate
Bear Creek, AK
2.9 mi 4.7 km #3Mt. Alice Ridge Trial
Difficult
Seward, AK
Difficult
Seward, AK
2.0 mi 3.3 km #4Indianhouse Ridge Trail
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
0.8 mi 1.3 km #5Flattop Mountain Trail
Difficult
Anchorage, AK
Difficult
Anchorage, AK
2.9 mi 4.6 km #6McHugh Peak Trail North
Intermediate/Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
3.7 mi 6.0 km #7Flattop - Ptarmigan Route
Difficult
Anchorage, AK
Difficult
Anchorage, AK
1.9 mi 3.0 km #8Slaughters Ridge Trail #344
Difficult
Sterling, AK
Difficult
Sterling, 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

Photos of Kenai Peninsula - 162

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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 view
Jun 4, 2021 near Sterling, 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