Explore the most popular camping trails in Alaska with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
2 days ago

Great trail, beautiful scenery. Well worth coming up to Hatcher Pass if your in the Anchorage area. Did this trail mid July and the upper lake was still completely frozen! Also saw some cool wildlife ,we stumbled upon 2 wolverines and also saw a few Marmots!

backpacking
3 days ago

This trail was an absolute blast! My family and I completed it a leisurely pace of five days. The drop over the golden staircase into Canada was absolutely breathtaking!

Once on this trail you're committed to an all-uphill on rooted trail winding through the trees and up alongside the trail's namesake. Not an extremely tough trail by any means but you EARN the views once into the open high valley. Once at the tarn (located well up into the valley and below the far end of thr rocky edifice on the right side of the valley)....you can either kick-back, soak your 'dogs' in the icy water or head up toward the left ridge at the headwall of the valley and complete your journey with a summit of 5,000ft. South Suicide Peak along a pleasant ridge trail.

hiking
7 days ago

Pristine Alaskan wilderness. Breathtaking views from the overlooks and summit. I did this climb in January and the last mile was 3ft deep snow. The last mile was 'hard' but the rest of the trail was moderate. I am a complete novice when it comes to hiking and was definitely under-prepared. Still this was the best hike I've ever been on. It took me about 3 hours but I was pushing the pace on the way up and basically running on the way down to beat the setting sun and my dying phone battery. If your in Ketchikan, Alaska and in decent physical shape, do yourself a favor and do this hike. 5/5 would recommend.

To echo bend. Beautiful and not many people. No snow shoes needed.

on Eklutna Lakeside Trail

10 days ago

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

great views

Beautiful, challenging, rewarding hike with amazing views. Be sure to go beyond the shelter for great views of the ice field.

The views after braking through the steep initial incline is pretty spectacular. Overlook pretty much all of Skagway. TONS of bear sign so be aware of your surroundings. I would love to do this hike again!

Great trail for those who are fit and prepared. Take lots of water or purification and bear protection. It’s a 6 hr run or a two day hike with lite pack and provisions for extreme weather changes.

hiking
1 month ago

I like this trail! It always goes on for longer than I remember. Lots of short ups and downs through the woods, with quite a few bridge crossings and some boardwalk sections.

snowshoeing
1 month ago

Very easy! Made it a little past mile 3 with groomed trails then had to start blazing our own. Turned around maybe a mile and a half from the end due to deep snow and a darkening sky. It was a gorgeous day with incredible 360 views. And the sunset on the mountains, just no words to describe it! Will go again in summer and hopefully find the hut :)

Ain’t no thang for a chicken wing

on The Goat Trail

backpacking
1 month ago

No snow yet. Good trail conditions but very icy near the top

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

Very scenic and beautiful views! The rock crossings are a bit challenging but worth it. Loved that I was able to bring my dog with.

beautiful trail. best of everything.

hiking
2 months ago

Went on this hike while on an Alaska Cruise. We were looking for an opportunity to step outside of the touristy excursions and take Alaska on its own terms. We were not disappointed. This trail is incredible. Views from the two lower lookouts are well worth the effort.

I did this as a thru hike (30 miles) in 2.5 days in late September and loved it. As others have noted, there aren't many switchbacks and the trail mostly goes straight up and down hills so heavy rain made the trail somewhat treacherous. There were a few sections of rock gardens to hike through where I lost track of the trail and turned to the AllTrails map on my phone for navigation. Not many people out there as I saw 1 other hiker during my trip. The Northern half of this trail is more rugged and technical, which I really enjoyed. The miles are slower than other places I've hiked but the views were incredible. Because of the open tunrda, you are very safe from bears because of the good visibility and hiking / camping views of the Talkeetna and Denali ranges are stunning.

hiking
2 months ago

Made it to Upper Reed Lake on 10/23/18.
I parked in the turn around spot across from the fee station because the trailhead parking lot would have destroyed my car’s undercarriage, and it only added maybe 5 minutes to my hike.
The trail was pretty easy until you get to the boulders. I needed my nano-spikes and I’m glad I had them in my pack. After the boulders I wish I also had packed my snow-shoes, and I lost the trail. I followed some faint leftover ski tracks but was very cautious because of not being sure if where I was stepping was actually solid ground. I had intended to get to the bomber, but I’ll wait till spring/summer when the trail is easier to spot and follow. No animal sightings.

Trail is in great shape. Beautiful hike. Travel wisely, thick bear country. I like to hike this after the leaves have fallen.

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.

Trail-head parking was easy to find, and pretty empty before sunrise. Trail is pretty easy to follow and clearly marked at a few trail intersections, until you come to the moraine field towards the end. There are cairns throughout the boulder field, but its easy to get turned around. When in doubt, keep to the left side of the boulder field and keep your eyes pealed for the cairns. The little hut at the end can provide some cover for extremely windy days. No animal sightings :(. Great hike!

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
3 months ago

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

Niiiiiicceeee

Beautiful hike.

hiking
3 months ago

Did this hike yesterday. Sunny and warm day (50s). The trail itself is well maintained. Excellent views. Saw some mountain goats far off in the distance. Great view of Ketchikan Lake about 3/4 of the way up. Cool A frame cabin about 1/4 mile off the main trail on a side trail. Definitely a difficult hike if you aren’t used to hiking. We took our time and stayed out there all day. Lots of cool mushrooms along the way! Overall, great hike and great day. Worth it.

on Reed Lakes Trail

3 months ago

Worth the hike!!! :) definitely doing this trail again!

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