Explore the best trails near Anchorage with detailed reviews, photos, trail maps, and driving directions curated by hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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I've been wanting to go for a low altitude hike to avoid the snow and ice. Decided to check out Williwaw Lakes, and got all that I asked for and more. Gorgeous hike.

Fantastic views from the top! Moderately hard for the first 2/3rds and then the last bit is rocky and straight up. There's a sign that says pets not recommended past this point. We didn't listen. Our dog did fine going up, but was terrified going down.

My go-to running spot!

Biked on the kincaid paths and saw 8 moose over 15 miles!

Great running trail with good views of the water and mountains.

Didn't make it all the way to the top but the first 3 miles were beautiful with the snow!

The power-line pass is an easy trail. But the 2 miles to hidden lake are not easy at all if you are out of shape. Took me 3.5 hours to make it to the lake. It's worth every step and plenty of areas to rest with great scenery.

walking
1 month ago

A nice trail if you want to go for a walk and get out of the city while still being in the city.

Not a bad trail, stroller friendly

hiking
1 month ago

What a hike. Easy path to follow, rewarding with its views, and wildlife to entertain you on your hike up. Didn't see a bear but plenty of moose. There's a period where you undergo a long, steep incline-- so the difficulty is measured as it should be--- difficult. The snow caps enhanced the landscapes beauty - as well as its chilliness but all so gratifying. Enjoy your hike as I have!

hiking
1 month ago

Starts out easy, then about halfway in it just goes up, and keeps going up. Little break when you get to the first ridge line, but then it's a steep climb again to the summit. Great views all around at the top. Coming down the loose gravel can make the trail slick near the summit, but nothing major.

on Earthquake Park

1 month ago

visited many times for walks and viewing 2013 thru 2015. great place for pics.

on Seward Highway

geocaching
1 month ago

awesome. great drive from anchorage to Seward. did it in January, June, August multiple years 2013 thru 2015.

Great trail for cycling! You'll almost definitely encounter moose - and probably not just one but several. The trail also provides scenic views of Anchorage, the surrounding mountain ranges and Knik Arm. And if you are into plane spotting: Point Woronzof at milepost 4 is right by Anchorage Airport's runway and a good place to watch the jets land and take off.

Easy day hike with beautiful views of Anchorage (first stretch) and chances to encounter Dall sheep.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Awesome trail! Not too strenuous with magnanimous opportunities to see moose and the beauty of anchorages coast. I'm my experience, a moose dashed out of the woods within 5 yards away after earthquake park, exciting and scary , but I lived to write this review. Wouldn't trade that memory for anything in the world!

mountain biking
2 months ago

Had never mt bikes before this - had SO much fun