Mount Alyeska

MODERATE 52 reviews
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Mount Alyeska is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Girdwood, Alaska that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until August.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,998 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

scramble

snow

no dogs

6 hours ago

Rainy and pretty chilly day. Up there, view was very nice even with the clouds. Did it with son and daughter (10 and 6) and by the end children were exhausted.

17 days ago

Walk up tram down was awesome

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19 days ago

Beautiful, very quiet and beautiful when you hike to the top to the glacier and look over the water.

26 days ago

Was disappointed in this hike. It was relentless, straight up, and boring. No variety. Views include the mountains, hotel parking lot and the Tram wires. The top is a good view but nothing compared to Cross Pass. Shoulder height thick vegetation and buggy today. .

2 months ago

FYI - the trail to Seven Glaciers is still closed! We got so excited to hike up there but due to avalanche warnings and snow levels the trail isn't expected to open until late June. Call the resort ahead of time to check if the trail is open.

hiking
3 months ago

It's a beautiful hike! The view from the top is amazing. It is steep, bring good shoes and water. You can ride the tram down if its running.

hiking
5 months ago

Fantastic, well maintained trail that was truly enjoyable to hike. Fairly highly trafficked so don't expect much privacy. The views are nice. In the summer season, you'll get to watch the flight-seeing planes flying along the valley below you. The trail can be hiked round-trip. If you aren't quite up to this, an easier option would be do a one-way hike and ride the Alyeska Aerial Tram the other way (be sure to check the schedule to see if it is running). If you hike up, the ride down on the Tram is free. Alternatively, pay for the Tram ride up and take the relatively easy hike down.

11 months ago

Great hike overall! I thought it was going to be harder by the reviews.

11 months ago

I mean , expectation was higher but still , not that bad :)

hiking
11 months ago

Skiing and Hiking

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Great hike! Make sure your shoes have traction because some areas are quite slippery

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

My wife and I are not experienced hikers. We did this trail and took the tram down(it's free). It was an enjoyable but challenging hike. The trail is very well maintained. It does get continuously steeper as you go. First mile took us 20 minutes, second 1.2 miles took us 50 minutes. For two out of shape people from New Orleans it was a challenge but well worth it.

hiking
Saturday, July 08, 2017

Awesome views!

hiking
Monday, June 26, 2017

When we went hiking on this trail it was a little wet but other than that it was a good time.

hiking
Thursday, September 08, 2016

Moderate-to-difficult compared to other trails nearby. Walking up Mt. Alyeska is a 2,300 foot challenge, but the rewards are fantastic! Views of Turnagain Arm, the 7 glaciers of Girdwood Valley, and the Chugach Mountain range. Enjoy the day, and get out and play!

hiking
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Beautiful hike! Scenery is gorgeous. The trail level itself I would say is pretty easy.

hiking
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Gorgeous rainforest walk

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Mostly up at the front end but gorgeous views. Glaciers, the channel, Girdwood: really beautiful. You can get up to the top of the tram.

hiking
Thursday, July 04, 2013

Easy trail from the hotel to tram. Tram itself is out of commission.

hiking
Friday, May 24, 2013

Nice hike up Alyeska which was manageable for everyone, even my then 8 and 9 year olds. They loved this hike. It was a mysteriously foggy summer day that proved quite fun once reaching the top. We skipped rocks and enjoyed the foggy overlook. It was a nice, quick hike that we took on a whim while out at the Blueberry festival. We would like to do it again on a clear, sunny day.

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