Alaska - Outdoor Activities

Alaska has approximately 481 trails, including 328 hiking trails and 76 for backpacking. These trails range from 0.25 to 1390 miles in length. The most popular trails are Harding Icefield, Crow Pass and Kesugi Ridge. The last Trails.com member to complete a trail in Alaska was Marta C. who completed Reed Lakes.

  • Harding IcefieldView Trail Details

    10 Reviews

    Seward, AK

    • Hiking  
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    This long day hike in the Exit Glacier area of Kenai Fjords National Park winds through the forest and climbs above tree line to an ice age experience ...

  • Exit GlacierView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Seward, AK

    • Hiking  
    •  1-1.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Two short day-hiking trails, within view of a glacier, and the only road access within Kenai Fjords National Park. Exit Glacier is one of the ...

  • Crow PassView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Girdwood, AK

    • Hiking  
    •  3.5-24 miles
    •  Guide

    Crow Pass Trail travels through a variety of terrain: glaciers, waterfalls, wildflowers, and mining ruins, plus the pass is the highest point ...

  • Angel RocksView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Fairbanks, AK

    • Hiking  
    •  1.7-8.3 miles
    •  Guide

    A trail winding through aspen, spruce, and granite outcrops, with options for a longer traverse to Chena Hot Springs. The granite Angel Rocks ...

  • Flattop MountainView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Anchorage, AK

    • Hiking  
    •  0.1-1.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Perhaps one of the most popular trails in the summer for good reasons: close to town, numerous options for a variety of hiking abilities with ...

  • Wolverine PeakView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Anchorage, AK

    • Hiking  
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A maintained trail close to town with access to tundra and alpine with spectacular views of Chugach Mountains, Campbell Creek, and the Cook Inlet. ...

  • Eagle River ValleyView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Anchorage, AK

    •  0.75-24 miles
    •  Guide

    The Eagle River Valley includes a range of hiking routes, directly behind the Eagle River Nature Center: miles of hiking trails with interpretive ...

  • Reed LakesView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Palmer, AK

    •  3-4 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail provides wonderful access for day hikes or overnight treks into jagged granite peaks, rock walls, glaciers, and lakes in the heart ...

  • Pinnel MountainView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Fairbanks, AK

    • Hiking  
    •  27.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail travels along a ridgeline, with spectacular panoramic views, wildlife, and wildflowers, and one of the top longer hikes in the region. ...

  • Granite TorsView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Fairbanks, AK

    •  2-15 miles
    •  Guide

    A 15-mile, or 2-mile loop trail, with access to massive tors in the alpine with vistas of the Alaska Range and Chena River Valley. The Granite ...

  • Flattop MountainView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Anchorage, AK

    • Hiking  
    •  2 to 5 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Flattop is climbed more often than any mountain in Alaska, and that is a mixed blessing. It boasts a high trailhead with plenty of space for ...

  • Kesugi RidgeView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Trapper Creek, AK

    • Hiking  
    •  27.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A trail with a wide variety of choices for overnight treks traveling along a ridge, with some of the best views of Denali and the Alaska Range ...

  • Chena DomeView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Fairbanks, AK

    •  30 miles
    •  Guide

    A strenuous trail into alpine country, with wild?owers, berries, and spectacular views in Chena River State Recreation Area. A hike for true ...

  • Deer MountainView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Ketchikan, AK

    • Hiking  
    •  2.5-12.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A trail within walking distance of downtown Ketchikan, with mountains, lakes, and a variety of trip options, from day hikes, to overnight treks ...

  • Chilkoot PassView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Skagway, AK

    • Hiking  
    •  33 miles
    •  Guide

    One of the longest trail traverses in Southeast Alaska, this trail travels through a variety of terrain, rich with history. An outdoor museum, ...

  • Dewey LakesView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Skagway, AK

    • Hiking  
    •  0.6-4.2 miles
    •  Guide

    A trail with day hike and overnight options by lakes, within walking distance of downtown Skagway. There are two Dewey Lakes, and they are very ...

  • Resurrection PassView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Hope, AK

    •  39 miles
    •  Guide

    Resurrection Pass is one of the most popular longer hikes on the Kenai. The trail covers stunning scenery climbing from forest floor ...

  • Russian LakesView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Seward, AK

    •  2.4-21.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail has two large mountain lakes, boating, camping, and fishing, as the sockeye salmon runs attract all types of wildlife, including ...

  • Winner CreekView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Girdwood, AK

    • Hiking  
    •  2.5-8 miles
    •  Guide

    A trail for all abilities, with a variety of options: a short or longer day hike option, or a longer overnight traverse climbing into the alpine ...

  • Rendezvous PeakView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Anchorage, AK

    • Hiking  
    •  2.5 to 4 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    With a clear trail across open tundra, solid footing, and a route that never climbs too steeply, Rendezvous is a great climb for kids and beginning ...

  • Williwaw LakesView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Anchorage, AK

    • Hiking  
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A trail with options for day hikes or multiday adventures, through alpine tundra and a series of lakes, only a short drive from downtown Anchorage. ...

  • South Fork Eagle RiverView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Palmer, AK

    • Hiking  
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The trailhead starts just below tree line and quickly climbs into alpine, by two backcountry lakes, with options for a day hike, or longer overnight ...

  • Root Glacier and Stairway IcefallView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Chitina, AK

    • Hiking  
    •  2-4 miles
    •  Guide

    A trail with both short and longer overnight options and easy access from a historic mining town to the Root Glacier.

  • Exit Glacier and Harding Ice FieldView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Seward, AK

    • Hiking  
    •  4 - 8 hours
    •  7.5 miles
    •  Guide

    no city of Anchorage, and railroad construction was just beginning, but there was a Mount Marathon race. The runners in this mountain marathon ...

  • Bodenburg ButteView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Palmer, AK

    • Hiking  
    •  1.5 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    The butte’s dry conditions, perhaps coupled with enough height to stand above a late glacial advance without being overtopped, give the butte ...

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