Explore the most popular forest 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.

8 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.

road biking
11 days ago

13 days ago

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

trail running
15 days ago

10 miles off the Glen highway and five dollars to park. It's great for trail running and biking as it's mostly level with a spectacular view the full 7 miles to the other end of the lake. The first mile the trail is mostly shared with ATVs but everyone was good about slowing down to keep the amount of dust down. After that the running/biking trail occasionally meets up with the ATV trail. Definitely worth it.

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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

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!

Awesome running trail but have to hit the seasons right. Lower parts of trail can be boggy in Spring/Summer.

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

road biking
1 month ago

I rented a bike from in town and immediately set out on the trail - it was great! Beautiful, paved route along the coast. Some of the route is along the water, most is through the trees nearby. Can become quite exhausting on the south half in the hills, prepare yourself! Routes beneath the approach end of Anchorage Int'l runways.

You definitely do not want to do this trail until the ice melts. I attempted to go today (3/23/18) however with the inclines it was pretty much impossible. Maybe if I had spikes on my shoes it would have been easier. I’ll be back because it was pretty.

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.

Strenuous uphill, very beautiful and nice trail.

Nice day out, fairly deep snow everywhere, but not falling. The trail was easy to follow and packed in from use. Sunny everywhere else but Girdwood (fog persisted above). Steady upward and secluded hike with tall trees and a pleasant winding path through the woods. Running water from the creek can be heard throughout most of the hike.

Very nice and easy, great views in summer or winter

Ussally do this a couple times a year. Super windy up top but not to icy. Kathoolas still recommend.

5 months ago

Love these trails.

Busy winter trail with many fat tire bikers. First few miles are easy, but the last mile to Near Point Peak is hard. Overall great hike, great views, and great workout.

Busy trail. Mostly flat. Good views.

Really enjoyed this trail. Feel safe enough to bring the kids along next time and if u have a decent jogging stroller u can bring it on this hike ! Plenty of people around !

stunning views. easy trail to walk, run, hike or even bike

Can bike to the end of the Wolverine trail cut off from Prospect parking lot.

Foggy the whole time!! Got a peek of the mountains near the air strip. Will need to come back on a clear day . Very easy just long.

on Kincaid Trails

6 months ago

just awosome and saw a baby moose.

Always beautiful no matter the weather. Lots of hiking around. Great for kayaking during summer, unless it gets super windy. Sweet trail to ride your bike on too. Close to anchorage, really good ice cream shop on the road there.

7 months ago

super easy, really beautiful! great trail for the family, even if you have strollers. You can also 4-wheel all the way back to the glacier.

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