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North Face Hiking Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

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2.4 mile 3.8 kilometer point to point
63% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,926' 587 m
Descent: -8' -2 m
High: 2,231' 680 m
Low: 312' 95 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 15% (9°)
Max Grade: 56% (29°)

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This awesome trail offers great views of Alyeska Ski Resort and the surrounding mountains.

Tarek Sheira

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Open June to October.

Need to Know

The trail is open April through October, before the snow starts to cover the trail. When you get to the tram station, since you hiked to the top, you can ride the tram down to the bottom of the hill for free. There is food, drinks, and restrooms at the tram station at the top of the trail.

Description

This intermediate trail transitions between periods of steep climbing and gentle respite as it switchbacks its way up singletrack to the Upper Tram Terminal. As an added bonus, reaching the top rewards you with fantastic views of the surrounding area and a free tram ride down!

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Land Manager: Alyeska Resort

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#93

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#7,269

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As you climb up the trail, views of the mountains and glaciers start to come into view.  Fireweed can be found along the trail, adding a big of color to the scenery.
Aug 17, 2019 near Girdwood, AK
Views of the Turnagain Arm get better and better as the trail climbs higher and higher.
Aug 17, 2019 near Girdwood, AK
The trail follows a fire road for a short distance, and then narrows and starts climbing more steeply.
Aug 17, 2019 near Girdwood, AK
The trail climbs steeply through fields of wildflowers, including fireweed.
Aug 17, 2019 near Girdwood, AK
The trail crosses a field on boards that gets wet due to snow melt throughout the summer.
Aug 17, 2019 near Girdwood, AK

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