Mount Alyeska is a 4.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Girdwood, Alaska that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from June until August.

Length4.2 miElevation gain1,998 ftRoute typeOut & back
HikingNature tripsBird watchingForestViewsWildlifeBugsScrambleSnowNo dogs
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Renni Johnson
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Hiking

Very steep sometimes. Clearly marked all the way up and only muddy in a few places. Beautiful views when the sky is clear

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Peter Stammer
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HikingClosed

Tram down the mountain closed until December

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Ryan Wrocklage
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Mountain biking
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Brandon Ondola
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Robb Olson
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HikingMuddy

awesome views and super easy to follow

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Brynn Moe
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beautiful and great family hike but also not for the light hearted

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Don Krupski
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this app shut off so all up to this point was deleted.

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Dan Sullivan
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Alyssa Aey
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HikingGreat!

Huge elevation gain over short distance. Fairly steep terrain from start to finish. Perhaps trekking poles would’ve been handy, but managed without. Be sure to stop for some blueberry picking and the views. The summit bar(wear a mask or pack a mask, it’s the only way you’ll be served) makes the hike that much better! and the tram ride down too!!

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Sam Infanti
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Hiking

Beautiful day, dry and always great views

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Philip Cole
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Steep and fun. No moose today.

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SharLyne Sidlo
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Moderate, view on the is beautiful!

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Stephen Hatzikoutelis
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Challenging yet rewarding hike! Quite steep throughout, with a large elevation gain over a short distance. Saw a bull moose in the middle of the trail that we had to wait out, but we were rewarded with blueberries 3/4 the way up, and beers at the summit bar. Took the tram down to round out a great trek!

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John Michael Marino
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HikingMuddy

"The North Face Trail" is how the locals called it. It took me like 2 hours to get up to the Ski Lodge and it was not easy. Cold and rainy most of the time, BUT I ran smack into Baby Moose coming down the trail. Turns out that Mom was right behind me. No problem as I let the kid run quickly to Mom. This is an excellent Day Hike and frankly I enjoyed not taking the Tram with a hike down the ski runs of Alyeska. A great workout!

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Kyle Buchanan
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Steep but wonderful!

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Jenna Staffaroni
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HikingMuddy

Pretty view at the top, not a whole lot of lookout points. It’s fun to do the north face trail and then take the tram down.

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Allison Gedney
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HikingGreat!No shadeRocky

Great views. Some muddy spots No wild life. Blueberry about 3/4 way up. Took the free tram down. It’s steep the whole way and has only a few areas of poor footing. I would call this moderate to hard. We got up in 67 minutes with some breaks.

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Katie Clark
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Beautiful views. Saw a mom and baby moose. So nice to take the tram ride down (free if you hike up).

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Michael Prince
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Gorgeous and very steep at the end.

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Christopher Dimmick
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Bugs! But otherwise great

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K M
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Loved this trail. My children and I would do this trail often. It’s a steep 2 miles, 2,000 ft elevation gain up and you can head back down by foot or tram. We usually opted for the tram ;)

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Linas Damasius
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Northeast spoon line down across above Ted’s express down to Tanaka Road and up to the tram

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Mikaela Magbanua
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One of my favorite quick and easy hikes! The North Face trail takes a little over 30 minutes and you can take the tram down for free.

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Ethan Hagerty
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Awesome hike and views, would say very strenuous with steep switchbacks. Take your time and bring lots of water.

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Brittnie Read
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This thing is steep! Take the tram down ~it’s free:)~ Don’t forget to check out the water fall behind the restaurant

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Matt Kilburn
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Completed 7/12/20. Nice trail all the way up and in good conditions. Took the tram down so only hiked the 2.1 miles up. Good views and a beer/cocktail/drink at the restaurant at the top is a good reward. Cheers!

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Joya McElroy
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such a beautiful hike, I know it says moderate but it is pretty steep. take your time the view is worth it. didn't see any wildlife, only water. tool the entire family, all 6 of us. had a great time.

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