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Best trails in Alaska

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Trying to find the best Alaska trails? AllTrails has 600 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Whether you're looking for the best trails in Kenai Fjords National Park or around Anchorage, Juneau or Fairbanks we've got you covered. If you're looking for great Alaska state park trails, check out Chugach State Park. Or for some great local park options, check out Kincaid Park near Anchorage or Peters Creek Community Park near Chugiak. Ready for some activity? There are 260 moderate trails in Alaska ranging from 0.9 to 388.7 miles and from 0 to 5,416 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Alaska
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#1 - Flattop Mountain Trail
Chugach State Park
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 2 h 18 m
This is an awesome hike in Anchorage with incredible views the whole way up! Note: Near the summit is a rock climb and with the snow it can be very tricky and dangerous. If you have young kids wait uShow more
#2 - Harding Ice Field Trail
Kenai Fjords National Park
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Length: 9.7 mi • Est. 6 h 29 m
Harding Ice Field Trail is a 9.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Seward, Alaska that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity optioShow more
#3 - Mount Baldy Trail
Chugach State Park
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 52 m
Once above the plant growth, it starts to climb moderately through somewhat rocky terrain. From the top, one can see a good view of Eagle River Valley and the surrounding mountains.Show more
#4 - Rabbit Lake Trail
Chugach State Park
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Length: 8.7 mi • Est. 4 h 29 m
The route to Rabbit Lake is a long, moderate climb up an old road bed that eventually turns to singletrack. Your reward for the long climb is that the trail ends at a gorgeous alpine lake. The area isShow more
#5 - Portage Pass Trail
Chugach National Forest
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
Portage Pass Trail is a 4.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Whittier, Alaska that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and isShow more
#6 - South Fork Eagle River Trail
Chugach National Forest
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Length: 10.7 mi • Est. 5 h 22 m
South Fork Eagle River Trail is a 10.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Eagle River, Alaska that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikinShow more
#7 - Winner Creek Trail
Chugach National Forest
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 3 h 23 m
NOTE: The hand-tram over Glacier Creek is closed for the duration of 2020. This route can still be hiked, but you will have to turn around 2.5 miles in at the hand-tram. Please check here for more infShow more
#8 - Reed Lakes Trail
Sutton, Alaska
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Length: 8.7 mi • Est. 5 h 1 m
Varied terrain, first two miles is well maintained, then move into a more rugged trail as you head deeper into the mountains. Several boulder fields. Show more
#9 - Twin Peaks Trail
Chugach State Park
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 6 h 19 m
The Twin Peaks trailhead can be reached by walking away from Eklutna Lake and crossing Thachkatnu Creek and heading up the mountain. The trail winds up the East Twin Peak at a fairly steep elevation fShow more
#10 - Thunderbird Falls Trail
Chugach National Forest
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 56 m
Thunderbird Falls is a nice leisurely walk located along Eklutna River and Thunderbird Falls themselves. The trailhead is very easy to find directly off the Glenn Highway between the Eklutna and MirroShow more
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