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

hiking
6 days ago

5/13 Went out and the lake was still frozen over, will probably go back July/August. Otherwise, the views were pretty and saw some Eagles and Ptarmigans on the way there. Trail still has a good amount of snow, especially near the end, but not too difficult of a hike.

5/13/2018. Really nice escalation of difficulty as you progress. Last 100m or so is basically easy rock climbing as opposed to hiking. Still lots of snow and mud

The views are breathtaking. There are parts that are challenging, especially the rocks at the top, but it is well worth it.

I hike this trail at least once a month. It has been muddy lately. I take extra clothing and my cramp ons.

I hiked this trail for the first time on 5/5/18. It was indeed challenging in certain parts because the snow was slushy/slippery and I didn’t have good traction on my feet. Some parts of the hike were very steep so please pay close attention to where you step. As you get closer to the top there are some wooden steps to help lift you and not lose track of the path. I recommend this hike in the summer where the snow isn’t too over bearing. The view, however, was incredible the whole way up. It was an excellent experience.

Went on 5/8/18 view was amazing as we caught some cloud separation over the ocean. Still icy and can be a bit difficult if you are carrying little children (2,4). Muddy in some spots as well. Was extremely dissapointed by all the dog poop, saw a few LEASHLESS DOGS. If you hike clean up after your animal, leaving full dog poop bags along the trail is still not cool.

snowshoeing
11 days ago

The scenic overlook in the parking has good views over the city. Once down on the trail, you can ski or snowshoe off trail. There are plenty of moose in the woods so be careful

View from the top is amazing. Some steep sections, can scramble up. Can be pretty busy during the summer. Would highly recommend during the solstice

hiking
11 days ago

Love the inlet views from the beach! Some of the footpaths can be steep if you aren't wearing the proper shoes

hiking
12 days ago

Absolutely beautiful views throughout the entirety of the hike. Snow is still knee-deep in most places so you will definitely need waterproof shoes with good traction. We had to stop a bit before the summit because we did not have good enough traction for the amount of snow and scrambling required to get to the peak

walking
22 days ago

Very easy trail, if you follow the creek towards the bay, the trail turns pretty muddy. If you follow it upstream, the trail is all paved. There are plenty of benches to sit on, the trail is lighted. It goes all the way to the fish hatchery on Reeve Blvd. There are several areas to overlook the creek and ways down to the creek for fishing. Family friendly, wheel chair friendly.

This is not the Ramp, what the map is showing is Powerline Pass. It’s an easy biking, running, walking trail all the way to the back of the bowl. If you hike over the saddle you drop down into Indian, also part of the Powerline Pass route. The photo for this trail shown, is showing the valley for the Ramp Hike. Not sure how this got messed up.

hiking
29 days ago

This is one of my favorite trails on the Turnagain Arm. It has lots of different scenery, viewpoints, and the Trail Head has lots of things to do. I highly recommend.

hiking
29 days ago

This is a great easy hike on the same trail as Flattop mountain. After the initial climb onto the hill, you will have great views of Anchorage on clear days. There are several options for different hikes in the area from the parking lot. This is a very busy tourist area in the summer time so plan accordingly. It does cost money to park.

walking
29 days ago

This is a very easy 1.3 mile loop around Goose Lake. This trail also takes you past UAA on an easy loop. Dogs welcome on leashes, trail is all asphalt and kept up decently. There was no snow or ice on trail when I went. Park is open 9am-9pm. Free parking. At the parking area you can also take the trail and venture off onto Chester Creek Trail. Near the beach area is a kids park and playground equipment.

road biking
1 month ago

Almost all the snow is gone! Easy ride, not much altitude change. Good for getting a taste of the outdoors and mostly not interacting with street traffic.

Easy to take the wrong path in the snowy months and end up on some random mountain thigh deep in snow. Needs better signage.

hiking
1 month ago

4/12 Went out on a bluebird day and it was just gorgeous. The trail is still covered in snow, and by the time we returned in the late afternoon the snow was pretty soft and we started postholing quite a bit. Will definitely do this hike again once the snow is melted and the lake is open!

Beautiful hike today, wear cleats still plenty of ice and snow.

Super slippery today. I had micro spikes and they didn’t help much. Some parts of the trail still have deeper snow. Amazing views. Stay to the right when choosing the loop to ascend if you want a steadier climb.

hiking
1 month ago

This was my first hike in Alaska. Went on a mostly clear day and had some really pretty views. Could see the city. I didn’t bring my dog but could have. Not too steep.

Great afternoon winter walk. We took an hour and a half doing the loop. Pretty busy with fat bikes and cross country skiing but not to the point that it took away from the walk. No animal sightings. I look forward to walking this trail in the spring and summer!

I loved the trails but a little overwhelming as to which one to go on, they do have maps ect though. Beautiful scenery and quiet, but not too quiet if you're a person hiking solo you'll feel safe.

Beautiful hike with great views of suicide peaks! I see people mountain biking this trail alot also.

I did this hike a couple summers ago. It was a tough hike but was totally worth it especially on a clear day. I did it in late August and a flock of about 30 sandhill cranes flew over top of us as they were heading back south for the winter.

My favorite hike

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked on 2-10-2018 for the first time. Just moved here from GA, no experience with hiking at all. This was our first hike here in Alaska.

It took my boyfriend and I about 3 hours to complete. We brought our 10 month old in the baby backpack. We kept a nice slow pace, pushing through a couple times on the steeper parts. Weather was nice, however the sun was not out this day. Once we got about 100 yards to the summit I decided to hang back on the rocks with baby. Basically 2 options to the summit - fresh deep snow or rock scrambling. I was not comfortable with either. Boyfriend did reach the top. It started snowing and was quite foggy at this point. Still a beautiful experience. We wore our micro spikes for extra traction - not much ice at all. However we found ourselves wishing we had trekking poles. Met 5 pairs of hikers along the way, 3 of those brought their dogs along. It was a great time.

Simply amazing. Completed on 2-10-18 at the peak of winter! Slight overcast in the morning, but a great day weather-wise. After you make it to the rock pyramid it's a whole new ball game...we hit the summit (being led by mountain goats part of the way) and could see O'Malley, Tikishla, Mount Williwaw, Knoya Point, and 'ol trusty Rusty. Mt. Susitna was clearly visable, and was another reference as to how far back you have to go to reach the peak.Views were spectacular! You really get to step back and see Anchorage and Fire Island in a picturesque manner. McKinley (Denali) and Foraker were veiled...

Very nice and easy, great views in summer or winter

easy with great wildlife viewing opportunities

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