Explore the most popular trails in Alaska with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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walking
23 hours ago

Easy and quick family friendly hike. Definitely recommend this one.

hiking
23 hours ago

Well worth the hike. I’d recommend going up the hard route (right) and reward yourself by coming down the easier side (left). The views at the top were breathtaking. Took about 35 minutes up with water breaks and had the summit to myself. If you have the time, continue along the ridge to Black Tail (another must do).

walking
23 hours ago

Couldn’t agree more with Michael P. Not a hike. A soggy, muddy, messy walk though the fields behind someone’s house with no views. There are so many pretty places to hike in Alaska. This is not one.

This hike is a moderately strenuous hike. It’s uphill the entire way and gets pretty steep towards the end. I thought I was in okay shape but after hiking this I would say that I’m definitely not in shape at all. That being said this is not an impossible hike...children were doing it and a woman with a one month old baby and a 3 year old in tow did it. It’s totally worth making it to the top.

1 day ago

Great bike ride!

My 6 and 9 year old kids made the entire trail and I couldnt be prouder since it is strenuous for an adult. Views are spectacular and I really enjoyed the wildflowers. So much I bought an identifying guide book.

backpacking
1 day ago

Amazing hike! We did it in 2 1/2 days total and 18 hrs of hike. Great scenery, few people along the way. Lots of history, and make you appreciate the tenacity and the willingness of the pioneers that hike across with big dreams of making fortune in a new place. Thinking about doing it again...

Great hike. The first 3/4 is realistically moderate the last 1/4 is hard, but completely worth the view. The trail has a couple routes you can take as well. Great way to see the town of anchorage. Wind can get crazy but it’s fun. Well traveled so you won’t be alone

Fantastic hike to the ice caves and on the glacier. We had a professional guide for our group age 7 to 69, guide was critical to being on the glacier safely

My first hiking trip ever. We did the 7 mile hike to Caribou Creek cabin. Trail was nice, a little muddy in spots but nothing that wasn’t impassable. Cabin was amazing!!!

Really enjoyed this trail. I’m not sure what I was thinking it would be like, maybe more rolling into a bowl or a valley but it’s a climb up to the top of hatch peak. The first half up until the lake easily switchbacks and then after it gets harder but still not overly difficult. There is some rock scrambling, watch your step. The views from the top are 360 degrees in every direction you look, just beautiful! It took us 2 hours 33 mins We stopped for lots of pictures! Would do again and would recommend to others!

Great trail, pretty easy but amazing views.. lots of water and big waterfall!! Glad I got to explore Alaska trails!!

Very nice boardwalk, scenic view. Many birds, including bald eagle. Salmon in small stream. Some moose and bear sightings.

Scenic trail. Part boardwalk, part gravel, very flat and wide. Mountain, forest, and stream views. Green and lush in summer. Ferns, moss, berries.

Can park at salmon viewing platform parking lot (then walk 150 meters straight back on road through campground to trail) and walk a shorter portion of the trail if desired. Glacier view from salmon viewing parking lot (Williwaw Fish Viewing Platform on Google maps).

on Winner Creek Trail

hiking
3 days ago

Very fun family and dog friendly trail. Bring gloves for the hand tram.

Park at the resort much easier to find the trail this way.

hiking
3 days ago

This hike was amazing. Beautiful scenery and wildlife. 100% would recommend

hiking
3 days ago

Amazing! We hiked up the hikers trail (not the runners). The middle section (bench trail) was really muddy and tight with vegetation so got pretty wet since it was raining. Where the trail turns left to go up the ridge, we hiked into the bowl instead, following the river, and through a wildflower meadow and up some snow patches and scree piles. Came to a ridge above a little alpine lake there. It was cloudy so we could only see a few of the crags above the bowl, not any mountains across the valley. Really pretty though! I'd definitely hike this again and try to do the actual ridge part of the trail (called the skyline section?) probably would bring sandals too for the muddy parts because my shoes and socks got soaked from hiking through wet plants and mud.

hiking
3 days ago

Kinda confusing to find the trailhead but there are great views of Matanuska glacier from the top. Very steep and often muddy. :P Directions (since we had trouble finding the trail, I figure others might too) you can see the lions head from the road in both directions. Stop at the base and there's a big gravel area that says no trespassing. Take the gravel driveway down to the right and there's a gate with an AT&T sign. Call the number and let them know you're going on in. Then follow that gravel driveway up to a couple of buildings and basically poke around until you see a small opening in the brush, that's the trail. On the way back down, there are lots of trails that meander through the brush. We definitely took a different route down than up! Luckily we came out at the gravel driveway. Our friend took a slightly different route through the brush at the end, and he ended up maybe a hundred yards up the driveway. So don't get too hung up on trying to find the correct route because there isn't really one. :D

nice easy hike, couple of up hills. lots of blueberries great view of the lake. saw a loon and a golden eagle. No toilets at trail head.

hiking
3 days ago

This is, by far, my favorite trail in all of Denali National Park.
The climb up is tough at times but it is then that you can stop and look around at the majestic views. Once up top, the scene is amazing but don't stop at the marked trail. Continue towards Denali and you will find some of the most spectacular scenery anywhere in the park.
I felt like I was in the movie "Sound of Music" on one peak then a totally different feeling on the next. Then, I sat and watched the Mountain they call The Great One, Denali, as the afternoon wore on. An amazing hike and well worth the effort.

This trail is challenging but absolutely worth the views. I would do it again in a heartbeat! Took about 3 hours to hit the top w/ stopping to take pictures. Completed the hike in late July so it was fairly hot. Rated strenuous by the NPS.

The trail is reopened after the fatal mauling.
Be bear aware; this trail is part of the bears home area, bring bear spray,make noise, dont hike alone and stay together.

The trail itself is well maintained, easy to follow and clean. The last section you need to cross a boulder field,watch your step,and take your time. The first bridge is roughly half way there. We had no issue with bugs but still brought bug spray.

It is a long walk bring enough water and snacks/lunch. don't forget to bring your trash out with you.

hiking
3 days ago

Wonderful wooded trail to the River. Sat and ate lunch with bald eagles playing above and a black bear feasting on grass on the river island across the way.

Be sure to visit the Huna Tribal House along the trail.

hiking
3 days ago

We left the car at Denali Village and took the resort shuttle to the Park Visitor Center. Hiked the trail one-way back to the village resort (southward - 9.5 Miles)

Lovely path along the river and a moderately strenuous climb up to beautiful views of the foothills (bring water). Three lakes toward the end are a treat and great lunch stop with a few moose sitings.

A few mosquitos toward the lake (early July) but otherwise bug-free walk.

hiking
3 days ago

Best option for heading back to the visitor center from the dog sled center. Nice vista views.

hiking
3 days ago

Wonderful easy walk around a significant beaver habitat. Great with children.

Great biking

hiking
4 days ago

We came in on a cruise. You can take the city bus and get off at the stop after the visitors center. Than walk a mile down the road past the camp ground to the trail head. The hike is amazing. Climbing down the the rock face at the end was a little daunting. But wow getting to set foot on the glacier with no one around was an unbelievable experience. You need to be very confident in your scrambling skills to do the final climb.

hiking
4 days ago

Short and easy trail off the tundra trail at the Eielson visitor center

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