Explore the most popular mountain biking 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.

This is a great trail with taking a simple walk in and around nature with the family

Such an amazing and incredible hike with views to last a lifetime! Definitely a good hike. The hike itself is a for intermediate hikers. Or if you want to take more breaks to complete it. It’s challenging not difficult.

hiking
24 days ago

I’m not sure

I really liked this trail as an easy walk to escape the city. It is all paved, but there are some opportunities to go into the woods if you like (near Earthquake Park for example). It also has the outer planets of the Solar System trail that starts at downtown Anchorage which is very cute and educational. I got up to Neptune -- next time I will make it to Pluto (six hours from the sun in downtown - I started too late).

hiking
1 month ago

I like that it's more secluded that the airstrip hike and the greater elevation change.

There's lots of trail work going on so be careful you stay on track. This app helped a lot for that. Saw moose and lots of bear scat so be careful/ prepared while out and about.

Love Eklutna Lake. Many great hikes around here and I highly recommend staying a night or two at the Serenity Falls Hut after mile 12. Look forward to returning soon.

2 months ago

Beautiful hike. If you’re a beginner consider warming up for this hike with maybe one or two before. A steady incline with a few flat areas throughout. But mostly you’re trekking up. Beautiful views this time of year.

Nice bike ride and easy trail. On a clear day you can see Mount Denali.

walking
2 months ago

Great little walk! Easy to follow directions. The view at the end might be better once the leaves start falling- the foliage didn’t allow for much viewing of the river. But Anchorage in the distance was cool. Somewhere between easy and moderate walk altogether.

3 months ago

Great bike ride!

hiking
3 months ago

Apparently there was a bold black bear sighting on July 24th, so for protection I took a wet stick, a pocket knife, and some headphones. Luckily there was no bear sighting today, but there was a pretty aggressive ground squirrel that gave me a look at the top of the tree line, so look out for that guy!
The hike was amazing, but the best part was continuing past The Dome, along the ridge line all the way to Knoya Peak. This adds about 3 miles to the whole hike and the top of the ridge is some rocky terrain with some climbing required, but well worth it. The top of the peak had a nice little grass patch to sit and enjoy the views. Would hike again!!
OooWee!!

Beautiful hike lots of atvs and bikes but they all slowed down for those of us who where walking.

backpacking
3 months ago

Beautiful! Gorgeous day. Kids had a great time. Views were exellent. Didn't make it the full 25 miles around the lake but had a great time nonetheless.

walking
3 months ago

Nice walk starting near Anchorage downtown. excellent trail for biking and skateboarding.

Good easy hike, nothing too steep. If you do choose to go out on the spur at the eastern point of the loop you have the option to continue on several other trails. Reccomend keeping this app and your phone's location service on during the hike as a quick reference tool as there are a few forks where it isnt clear which way to go. Overall good time and great view of the city if you go out on the eastern spur.

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked around in July. Remember park opens at 10am. Nice greenery but definitely felt out of place walking. Would be more fun to do the Bowling Alley Trail on bike. Ski paths are wider and easier to walk and stay out of the way of bikes. Saw moose tracks everywhere but no moose!

mountain biking
3 months ago

We rode to the end of the lake by the Airstrip and a black bear ran out on the trail towards the lake so they are definitely out there! The trail itself was easy for riding and the lake is beautiful!

road biking
3 months ago

Wonderful paved trail for walking or biking. Stunning views, beautiful ferns! Great educational nites about anchorage along the way!

hiking
3 months ago

This is a wonderful place to bike or walk. We use these trails just about everyday!

Perfect spot for hikers and bikers of all levels. Wildlife is abundant! This is a great spot to see moose and other critters.

Tons of trails in the area, well maintained, nice walk, bring bug spray. My wife, son and I went on a geocache adventure and hit many of theses trails. Nice area, I'll be coming back.

Some many uses, and very well located

road biking
4 months ago

Peaceful and quiet relaxing

Such an awesome trail, great to have this app to help me keep on the right path.

great trail nice stuff to see

Did basically the loop outlined here. Well maintained, but felt pretty boring for the area. Nice if you just want a flat area to roam instead of all of the peaks nearby. We did cut into the air field at one point and came upon a moose, which was really cool.

This was a great hike! The last half mile or so is quite steep but the view at the top is top notch. Keep an eye on the trail during the hike down, definitely got lost on a moose path through a bunch of wildflowers and had to bushwhack my way back through devils club to the main trail. Took me about 3 hours there and back.

road biking
4 months ago

Really great family adventure! The best city view is a little past earthquake park about 4ish miles from 5th Ave in downtown Anchorage.

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