Explore the most popular 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.

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snow
21 hours ago

Great hike for before work or after work… Depending on season but one hour up 35 minutes down. Great views of the mountains and the sun coming up! Kinda steep but nothing crazy! Definitely doing this again! Done January 15th 9am! Not a lot of snow more moss and rocks!

hiking
23 hours ago

Nice easy winter hike with a lot of animal tracks. We saw fox, lynx, and rabbit tracks and 6 moose.

on Eklutna Lakeside Trail

3 days ago

Great if you have a family and small children and want a trail that’s easy for everyone.

My favorite and almost private trail to enjoy cross country skiing

Very nice trail in winter, though we got surrounded by mooses and had to go off trails. Be careful!

Seems like a lot of potential in this trail, but not during inclement weather. Had to turn back because most of the trail is very exposed and the wind was brutal. Will try again another time. $5 parking FYI.

If anyone comes across a key with a small coin purse attached please call 7327628651. Overall the hike is very steep, icy, and not well marked so it would probably be best to try near point from one of the other trailheads.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail was beautiful and sunny when I went up in mid September. It was a great place to get a killer view of everything around Anchorage.

hiking
1 month ago

Went on this trail with my niece and her energetic dog. 50 y/o male with little hiking in last year and had no problems at all. Very enjoyable pace and trail is easy to follow, nice switchbacks make a comfortable hike. Veiws at the top are magnificent and worth the effort. Wished we had gone on to Peak 3, will do next time. Went over to backside of Flattop instead because we had time and energy.

1 month ago

Best alternative to Black Friday shopping! We went off-trail before we got to the saddle and traversed to the top. Had to stop just before the summit to make sure we all had our spikies on, then up to the top! Make sure you have layers, spikies, and something to stop the wind.

hiking
1 month ago

Aweosme hike, just done today November 24/18. Beautiful, not too much snow! But you need micro spikes! Also hopped over to back side of flat top cause it’s right there! 3 hour round trip for the both of them!

Great go to hike if you need a quick/short hike workout.

November 14th, snowy but so fun! Beautiful sunny day out and easy loop!

Did right before the snow fell. The most peaceful hike! Saw 3 moose on the way!

scenic driving
2 months ago

This is a great drive. While working with Anchorage Telephone Utility [now Alaska Communications since 1999], I was able to drive down the Seward Hwy from Anchorage to Girdwood and take the tram to the top of Mt. Alyeska where you can see seven glaciers. It was an awesome trip and next time will plan to go down Portage Glacier Road to the glacier, or continue all the way to Seward. The road was in good shape when I went and the sights along the Chugach Mtns and Turnagain Arm are truly big Alaska, the mountains go on forever and rise up right off the road. Amazing is all you can say.

scenic driving
2 months ago

If you have the time there is a lot do do on this scenic drive. Exit Glacier is definitely a highlight. A drive through the tunnel to Whittier is another. Amazing views

scenic driving
2 months ago

Stunning drive through a beautiful valley. The Matanuska Glacier is amazing

hiking
2 months ago

Moderate is appropriate. It is challenging towards the top, but I carry an extra 40 lb with the baby carrier. Beautiful views.

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

I went on a Saturday in late September. it wasn't to crowded but parking is a bit crazy. it's a nice out and back. once you get to the lake, go right and you get a great view of the inlet.

there are only 4 parking spots so dont do this trail on a sunny Saturday. It's a short hike to the top of the mountain. great little trail.

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
2 months ago

I’m not sure

Amazing like always

nice hike close to town. beautiful views.

hiking
3 months ago

Perfect day for this hike! Trail was a little muddy after the rain yesterday and then the top had some snow. But the trail was evident with all the foot traffic. Clear enough to see Denali and the views from the peak were incredible. Saw 3 moose on the way up and then 20 sheep (3 different groups) at the peak. Definitely will do again. Enjoy!

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful rabbit lake . Went up to mchugh lake also. Snow is there to stay !! Very windy as usual. Layer layer layer

Quick beautiful hike. Definitely check the weather before you go because doing this trail after/during rainfall would make it a lot more dangerous. I would also consider it to be more moderate than easy. A little strenuous at times, but so worth it when you make it to the top.

awesome trail! the peak of the trail has an awesome look out! did the trail in October, and it was a little chilly at the top but just plan accordingly for the weather.

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