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

hiking
1 day ago

This is literally 45 degrees rock climbing lol but the view at the top is worth it! It took us 4 hours to get to the top and 2 hours to get down. It was the hardest hike I've ever done

road biking
6 days ago

Enjoyable walking or biking, but can be very windy

hiking
7 days ago

Steady incline at the beginning then tapers off a bit through the forest then back at it again! It is closer to 6 miles round trip than 5. Lake Charie at the end makes it all worth it. It took us about 4 hours to go out and back. Prepare yourself for a climb, but again, it is worth it.

hiking
9 days ago

This is definitely a fun trail and the last part of the trail is indeed very technical. We ended up going up from the scree side and coming down on the cliff side (which was very challenging and probably not very safe). The view is absolutely gorgeous!

hiking
11 days ago

I love the trail but once you get to a certain point having a dog with you is dangerous, it turns into cliffs real fast. Having 2 German Shepherds with me got real sketchy, real fast. So if you do it, I’d say about 3/4 of the trail is good for dogs, the last bit gets a little too scary for that. It was beautiful though!

It’s a steep up hill hike. However the two lakes and the view are worth it.

hiking
14 days ago

Love this trail and definitely going to be doing it again! On the description it says you can bring your dog(s), personal opinion is don’t if you want to make it to the top (Which is why I’m only giving it 4 stars). The first half of the trail is awesome to have your fur baby explore with you, but once you hit the rock climbing part of it, it’s very uncomfortable. Lots of sharp, slippery rocks and very thin and steep. If something were to happen to our dog going up, we were going to have a VERY, VERY hard time getting him down. It sets in one of the most uneasy feelings with your fur baby. Other than that, it is such an awesome hike that my husband and I can’t wait to do again! It is a difficult hike, but soooo worth it.

trail running
15 days ago

This was a great run, beautiful views throughout. The burnt-out area around McHugh was extra cool.

hiking
15 days ago

I did this in March and I was using my nanospikes about half of the time for snow and ice. A big beautiful Dall sheep showed up near the saddle and walked up for a ways- helped me find the path!

This hike was super challenging but fun as heck, lots of different terrain to work with. View from the top was stunning, couldn’t stay long because the wind picked up.

hiking
16 days ago

Up, and then up again. It got foggy at the top but still great views of the mountains and inlet.

hiking
16 days ago

Great hike. The lake at the end of the trail was still frozen but beautiful. My legs were so sore the day after-steep almost without noticing-

hiking
17 days ago

Up, up, up. Feels like you're going straight up, but it's worth it. You feel accomplished and there's a stunning view, probably my favorite view of the arm. It can be a bit windy at the top.

I like to refer to this trail as a long walk.The trail is areas of hills with flat stretches between and gorgeous views of the arm.
Was there 3 days ago and saw 3 moose and there was a bear warning, but didn't see any. Would always recommend taking bear spray.

Was awesome! The View

My favorite trail...Rated hard...Definitely would say it’s accurately labeled...Pays in the end

Steep hike but worth it.

hiking
27 days ago

Beautiful views, steep climb and windy though worth it!!

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing view from the top! Pretty steep on some sections though. Not terrible on the way up but it feels like it takes forever to get up there. Right when you think you may be close you realize you still have a ways to go. Rather brutal on the knees on the way down but, over all worth it for the view. Took a little over 2 hours to get to the summit with plenty of short brakes. Would advise bringing plenty of water if it’s warm although it can get windy and chilly near the top. Was still snow on the very top of the mountain.

walking
1 month ago

This is a paved trail with restrooms and stopping points. I bring my dogs on this trail and keep them leashed at all times. There are a few bikes that use this amazing trail and you don’t want your dog getting ran over. I pick this trail up at Bird Point right off the Seaward. 8 miles to Girdwood.

hiking
1 month ago

Difficult, but worth the pain. Not recommended for families with small children due to the difficult slope of the entire hike and rough path.

hiking
1 month ago

It was a rough climb! Very steep! Some treacherous sections! Loose rock, scrambling. Got off trail towards the end. It’s difficult to find it. But it’s pretty obvious what peak you’re heading for. Download the map and try to follow it. Beautiful views!! But not easy!!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Easy peasy lemon squeezy. My fiancé and I hiked this with our yellow lab on a windy May afternoon. Took about 2 hours, but we didn’t go all the way to the end. You get great views of Turnagain Arm and other beautiful mountain ranges.

5 minutes outside of town, great little hike for the family. slight incline the first half mile, pretty mild after that.

hiking
2 months ago

Welp, this trail is accurately labeled as "hard" as it goes pretty much straight up the whole way. Boy was it nice though. The views were great and there were plenty of good spots to take a rest. We ran into quite a few people, it was heavily trafficked. Near the top it gets really windy so come prepared for that. Great hike, would definitely recommend to hikers up for a challenge!

hiking
2 months ago

This is truly a hard trail. My BF and I are new to hiking in AK and have lived here for only 7 months. This trail kicked our butts and reminded us that we are getting older. We have done a couple of other hard trails but this one had us working hard the whole time! The views are beautiful and it was easier for us going up, we took regular "catch our breath breaks", but coming back down my knees were not happy. We were grateful for our walking sticks, wing breakers when we got towards the top, and snacks. There are a few false peaks that chip at your motivation to keep going. I think we made it to the second to the last peak...but I could be wrong. As novices for this type of hiking, straight up and straight down, we felt good for how far we got, we enjoyed the views. No wild animals sited but the mosquitos are out! Traffic was mild due to it being in the middle of the week. Always listen to your body and don't over do it! Enjoy the hike...for us it's about the enjoyment, nature, and views...it is never a race to get to the top :)

Did this on 4/15/2018 on a gorgeous day with an incredible view. We had a nine and ten year old with us so we took several breaks along the way. We decided to turn back two ridges from the top. At that point snow was still all over and trekking sticks would’ve been helpful. Going down was slippery and wet. About two dozen people were on the trail along with us so it’s highly packed down. Still an amazing hike and will try again this summer.

hiking
3 months ago

Steep incline at the start to get the heart racing. It starts to mellow out, but don't count on much. I made it to about 1700ft before the snow got posty. Will be back.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice and scenic trail with falls and streams. It is steep in some places but offers a lot of view and lots of areas of nice scenery. I would recommend this trail to people who like to be just far away from the city but not too far.

Did this 11/15/17 and it was gorgeous... Lots of snow and breathtaking views. Spikes or yaks needed..

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