Best trails in Anchorage

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Looking for a great trail near Anchorage, Alaska? AllTrails has 79 great hiking trails, 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. If you're looking for the best trails around Chugach State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Kincaid Park or Eagle River Nature Center. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 35 easy trails in Anchorage ranging from 1 to 131.9 miles and from 22 to 3,490 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 Anchorage
Top trails (79)
#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 - Rabbit Lake Trail
Chugach State Park
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Length: 8.7 mi • Est. 4 h 29 m
NOTE: The parking area is currently closed due to construction and this will add some distance to your hike. The route to Rabbit Lake is a long, moderate climb up an old road bed that eventually turShow more
#3 - Wolverine Peak Trail
Chugach State Park
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Length: 8.5 mi • Est. 5 h 52 m
Wolverine Peak Trail is a 8.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Anchorage, Alaska that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily usedShow more
#4 - O'Malley Peak Trail
Chugach State Park
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 5 h 20 m
O'Malley Peak Trail is a 7.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Anchorage, Alaska that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running,Show more
#5 - Rendezvous Peak Trail
Chugach National Forest
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 2 h 12 m
There is a fee to park at the trailhead.Show more
#6 - Tony Knowles Coastal Path
Kincaid Park
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Length: 19.7 mi • Est. 8 h 45 m
The Tony Knowles Coastal Trail (AKA the Coastal Trail) is one of Anchorage, Alaska's gems. Start your trip downtown and travel to Kincaid Park, or vice versa. This is an easy-going, beautiful stroll. Show more
#7 - Hidden Lake via Powerline Pass Trail
Chugach State Park
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Length: 9.4 mi • Est. 5 h 10 m
The Powerline Pass Trail portion of this route is fairly moderate, but the 2 miles to Hidden Lake are more difficult. There is great scenery at the lake with plenty of places to stop and rest along thShow more
#8 - McHugh Peak
Anchorage, Alaska
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 3 h 11 m
A great ridge walk, but can get cold and windy. There is very limited parking at the trailhead.Show more
#9 - Williwaw Lakes Trail
Chugach National Forest
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Length: 16.1 mi • Est. 8 h 14 m
Williwaw Lakes Trail is a 16.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Anchorage, Alaska that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walkiShow more
#10 - South Side Flattop Trail
Chugach State Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h 51 m
Please note: road to trailhead may require 4WD and/or a high clearance car.Show more
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