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Best trails in Anchorage

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Looking for a great trail near Anchorage, Alaska? AllTrails has 81 great hiking trails, trail 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 Peters Creek Community Park. Ready for some activity? There are 36 moderate trails in Anchorage ranging from 1.6 to 16.1 miles and from 85 to 4,209 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 (81)
#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 until the end of May or beginning of June to go. Show more
#2 - Rabbit Lake Trail
Chugach State Park
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Length: 8.7 mi • Est. 4 h 29 m
The route to Rabbit Lake is a long, moderate climb up an old road bed that eventually turns to singletrack. Your reward for the long climb is that the trail ends at a gorgeous alpine lake. The area is popular in the summer with hikers and skiers in the winter, so you'll likely not be the only one on the trail.Show more
#3 - Wolverine Peak Trail
Chugach State Park
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Length: 8.5 mi • Est. 5 h 52 m
#4 - 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 the way.Show more
#5 - O'Malley Peak Trail
Chugach State Park
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 5 h 20 m
#6 - 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
#7 - 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
#8 - 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. The trail is designated as multi-use, meaning it is open to cross-country skiers, bikers, and pedestrians. Dogs must legally be kept on-leash. However, expect to run into off-leash dogs as this law is frequently not observed. Accessibility: This trail has a smooth, paved surface and is typically at least five feet wide. It is mostly gentle with some steep areas - the estimated average grade is 2% and the max grade is 9% at the end of the trail (approximately the last 0.2 miles). In the winter, the surface may be slippery due to snow and ice and special wheelchair or stroller tires may be required.Show more
#9 - Flattop Sunnyside Trail
Chugach State Park
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 2 h 25 m
Fee: $5 parking unless you have a state day use pass. Please note: road to trailhead may require 4WD and/or a high clearance car.Show more
#10 - Williwaw Lakes Trail
Chugach National Forest
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Length: 16.1 mi • Est. 8 h 14 m
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