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196 mi 315 km of trail 26 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 18 Trails Intermediate Trails 41 Trails Hard Trails 49 Trails

Food & Drink

Kaladi Brother Coffee is a mainstay in Anchorage and offers up plenty of delicious coffee drinks.

For hole-in-the-wall pho, look no further than: Pho Lena

Organic and always good any time of day: Middle Way Cafe

Other options: Moose's Tooth Pizza, Glacier Brewing, Midnight Sun Brewery.

Other Activities

Anchorage is a major launching point for all things Alaska. Climbing, kayaking, boating, wildlife viewing and scenic driving are just a few things that can be done in the area.
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Recommended Routes in Anchorage - 26

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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 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 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
Favorite Knoya summit view looking east northeast toward Temptation Peak (and a malamute)
Difficult

Tikishla Peak Loop

14.1 mi 22.6 km 5,022' Up 1530.83 m Up 5,022' Down 1530.79 m Down

Elmendo…, AK
Favorite Summit view looking north toward Knik Arm and Denali.
Difficult

Harp Mountain

3.2 mi 5.1 km 2,593' Up 790.43 m Up 2,592' Down 790.19 m Down

Eagle R…, AK
Favorite Summit view looking south toward Flute and Organ Glaciers.
Very Difficult

Cumulus Mountain

9.5 mi 15.3 km 4,371' Up 1332.23 m Up 4,369' Down 1331.73 m Down

Eagle R…, AK
Favorite Wolverine Peak Trail, with Mt. Redoubt volcano on the horizon.
Difficult

Wolverine Peak

9.7 mi 15.7 km 3,542' Up 1079.53 m Up 3,542' Down 1079.49 m Down

Elmendo…, AK

Trails in Anchorage - 82

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2.5 mi 4.0 km #1Bird Ridge Trail
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
0.8 mi 1.3 km #2Flattop Mountain Trail
Difficult
Anchorage, AK
Difficult
Anchorage, AK
3.7 mi 6.0 km #3Flattop - Ptarmigan Route
Difficult
Anchorage, AK
Difficult
Anchorage, AK
9.4 mi 15.1 km #4Turnagain Arm Trail
Intermediate
Anchorage, AK
Intermediate
Anchorage, AK
5.5 mi 8.9 km #5South Raina Peak Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Eagle River, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
Eagle River, AK
2.0 mi 3.3 km #6Indianhouse Ridge Trail
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
2.9 mi 4.6 km #7McHugh Peak Trail North
Intermediate/Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
0.3 mi 0.6 km #8Lee's Train
Intermediate/Difficult
Anchorage, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
Anchorage, AK
2.3 mi 3.7 km #9Knoya Peak Trail
Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
1.5 mi 2.4 km #10Near Point Trail - South Ridge
Intermediate
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Intermediate
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
0.8 mi 1.2 km #11Flattop Backside Trail
Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
2.2 mi 3.5 km #12Blacktail Rocks Route
Difficult
Eagle River, AK
Difficult
Eagle River, AK
1.4 mi 2.2 km #13North Suicide Peak-Southwest Gully Route
Very Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Very Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
0.8 mi 1.2 km #14The Wedge Route
Intermediate
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Intermediate
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
0.9 mi 1.5 km #15Homicide Peak Route
Very Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Very Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
1.7 mi 2.7 km #16Basher Trail
Intermediate
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Intermediate
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
1.4 mi 2.2 km #17Penguin Peak Route
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
0.5 mi 0.8 km #18Potter Marsh Trail
Easy
Anchorage, AK
Easy
Anchorage, AK
1.6 mi 2.6 km #19Rainbow Peak Trail
Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, 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 Anchorage - 108

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Knoya summit view looking east northeast toward Temptation Peak (and a malamute)
Apr 30, 2018 near Elmendo…, AK
Summit photo above the fog
Jan 25, 2018 near Girdwood, 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
Fall Tundra in Chugach State Park.
Apr 12, 2016 near Elmendo…, AK
View from Temptation Peak looking north with Ship Creek to the right and Snowhawk valley to the left.
Jan 23, 2019 near Elmendo…, 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
Indianhouse ridge looking west toward Falls Creek and South Suicide
Sep 5, 2018 near Girdwood, AK