Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

2 days ago

This trail is great for locals and tourists alike. It is located IN Girdwood not 'near' Girdwood and if you have a well behaved dog let him/her romp in the woods leash-free. I'm a local and Girdwood loves dogs.

3 days ago

This was my first hike in Alaska. Went on a mostly clear day and had some really pretty views. Could see the city. I didn’t bring my dog but could have. Not too steep.

4 days ago

Loved hiking this trail 03-18-2018. We hiked to the hand tram with our 1 year old even though it is closed during Winter season. Snow was nicely compact and there was quite a few other groups hiking in the area. We noticed ski areas as well as signs leading the way for other trails. Use caution when hiking the bridge section, careful not to step on the sides of the bridge or else you'll be up to your hips in snow! We saw lots of snowmen on the trail and could see signs of spring approaching as the squirrels were running about, making noise and chasing one another. Very peaceful.

it's like I'm a kick-ass Billy goat jumping across all the rock formations. Love this trail.

cross country skiing
10 days ago

Great place to ski. Trails are wide and well maintained. The lake trail was awesome. If you come make sure to visit the nature center.

Great afternoon winter walk. We took an hour and a half doing the loop. Pretty busy with fat bikes and cross country skiing but not to the point that it took away from the walk. No animal sightings. I look forward to walking this trail in the spring and summer!

Went there on January, it was snowing a lot, it got pretty hard, but amazing hike

I loved the trails but a little overwhelming as to which one to go on, they do have maps ect though. Beautiful scenery and quiet, but not too quiet if you're a person hiking solo you'll feel safe.

21 days ago

Nice Easy Hike from Alyeska Resort to the Hand Tram that is (unfortunately) CLOSED IN WINTER.

Wonderful little hike especially for children and dogs ❤️

Wonderful hike

Great for all levels and abilities. Beautiful scenery, well groomed and quiet.

Great, quick, family friendly hike. Little out of the way to reach but worth it. Trail was maintained and easy to hike even in tennis shoes this time.

A most beautiful place

A most beautiful place

A most beautiful place

Good hike but not sure where ice caves were. Climbed big boulders then came back. Later found out ice caves were further past boulders on right. Need to go back now.

Lots of fun and beautiful scenery! Cleats necessary this time of the year.

2 months ago

It was a nice a walk. It has a nice view and even not being there long we saw an eagle. I'll definitely go back in the summer or spring to see what other birds are in the area.

Easy walk/jog

2 months ago

Great little year round hike. Did it in Jan, -20s temps. The lake is frozen in the winter and you can walk on parts of it. Most stunning is the opening along the Nenana River—bright water against the snow covered banks and mountain views.

2 months ago

A bit more populated than I usually like but it’s a great hike if you want something quick and close to town with good views.

2 months ago

This was an easy family friendly hike with lots of beauty during the winter months!! Did this on 12/29/17.

Amazing during the winter!! Very slippery once you get down to the base of the waterfall, but it made for a funny hike.

2 months ago


Love it summer and winter both.

Fantastic hike through a rainforest environment. Boardwalks and footbridges are awesome. Wonderful view of the Copper River Delta at the end/overlook.

Nice easy, flat, short scenic trail. Beautiful views of the Tiaga forest, but bring your mosquito repellant. This area rather wet so mosquitos are everywhere.

trail running
3 months ago

This is a super easy trail with some slight hills. Most of the trail is on a gravel road and is easy on the joints. In the spring, there is a lot of ground water beneath the gravel so it feels like you’re running on a waterbed. You will pass Smith Lake which has some spectacular views as well as the “T” field (experimental tree field). Be on the look out for the Satellite position marker in the middle of the field. It’s quite a site to see.

One last thing, be sure to bring your mosquito repellant. The mosquitos can be quite annoying if you don’t.

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