Explore the most popular Local Parks 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
5 days ago

We did this hike on 4/15 and we got stuck in snow that gave in under us, which wasn’t so fun. It was harder than we expected due to us breaking in snow to our hips and getting out of it, I’m an experienced hiker from Washington State and my friend’s from Chicago. I would do this hike again but prepare better for snow or come back in the summer.
Overall it’s a great hike with amazing views and I’d recommend it.

road biking
5 days ago

Almost all the snow is gone! Easy ride, not much altitude change. Good for getting a taste of the outdoors and mostly not interacting with street traffic.

road biking
28 days ago

I rented a bike from in town and immediately set out on the trail - it was great! Beautiful, paved route along the coast. Some of the route is along the water, most is through the trees nearby. Can become quite exhausting on the south half in the hills, prepare yourself! Routes beneath the approach end of Anchorage Int'l runways.

You definitely do not want to do this trail until the ice melts. I attempted to go today (3/23/18) however with the inclines it was pretty much impossible. Maybe if I had spikes on my shoes it would have been easier. I’ll be back because it was pretty.

hiking
2 months ago

don't go in the winter it sucks....everything is groomed for skiing

amazing trail, yesterday climbed, on winter has good snow , reach to the 3 peak ,i needed use crampons, the snow is strong and very uphill

Hiked 1/21. Lots of snow, trail splits off at one point where you follow the main trail or just a track of footsteps, but both will get you there. A lot of post holing. Easier if you’ve been to the lakes and know where they are.

Easy walk/jog

Busy trail. Mostly flat. Good views.

road biking
6 months ago

Beautiful views of the ocean, mountains, and downtown Anchorage. Enjoy airplanes at the end of the runway.

Amazing fall colors. Great hike. Lots of blueberries!!

For long walks, short jogs, or biking... it's a great trail!

road biking
7 months ago

Beautiful trail! Rented our bikes at Pablo's, easy trail, very scenic!

My wife and I hiked this trail on Sept. 8. First time for us. We found the scenery just absolutely beautiful in the fall colors. The lake itself was quite a reward in itself. Over all the hike was easy early on and moderate at the end with increased grades with the trails having more rocks. We did see 15 Dall Sheep.

Very nice evening hike. The trailhead begins at Baldy and continues along the ridge line. If you go to the top of the peak it is 6.5 miles round trip and took me about 2.5 hours total. Very pretty views and a beautiful sunset behind the Talkeetna mtns. Little Tupperware with a notebook to sign at the top. Beautiful September evening with a wind chill at the top, so if hiking in fall bring gloves. Good for trail running back to the bottom.

great hike with some good views

The trail is nice though the markings are not necessarily clear when it comes to the fork to go left unless you are familiar with the trail.

There's just a milieu of trails back here, do know where your going. I saw lots bear poop! Nice maintained trail.

Great hike! The last half, after you pop out of the vegetation offers some amazing views.

Easy to moderate difficulty due to distance. The hike took about 3.5 to four hours. Beautiful views of the Anchorage bowl and Chugach Mountains. All ages and abilities can participate. You can bike along the power line trail and lock your bike to a bike rack right before the bridge where the Hidden lake trail splits from the power line trail. We saw several moose along the way which like to graze along either side of the power line trail.

Great paved trail for running, biking, skating, or just strolling along the coast. It has coastal views and nice forest views.

9 months ago

We did this from the Bear Ridge trailhead. The first 0.9 miles are really steep, but then the trail follows the ridgeline mostly and becomes less strenuous, though still with a decent bit of up and down. Trail becomes hard to follow toward the south end of the Ridge, but you can see the rocky summit the entire way, so not difficult to strike out across the tundra if you lose it. The rocks at the peak may be too sketchy for those with a height aversion to climb, but it's not technical climbing at all. The view of Turnagain Arm and the Suicide Peaks is worth it!!! It's close to 6 miles round trip using the northern approach, which took three middle aged ladies in good shape 2.5 hours, not counting pictures at the top.

Nice easy and relaxing

road biking
9 months ago

Biked the trail to Kincaid Park and back on a rented mountain bike. Stopped for a bit in Kincaid to do some mountain biking. I highly recommend Kincaid park for any adventurist. It was my first time mountain biking and I had an amazing time. Didn't see any wildlife but amazing views throughout.

road biking
9 months ago

Did this on rented bikes with my son. Not a difficult trail and paved the whole way. Did not see any wildlife apart from the occasional beetle. But many of the other sights were neat for a first time visit to Alaska. The foliage is beautiful, and there are good views of the bay. Trail goes right by the airport and you can take a nice break in that area and watch sea planes come and go, as well as the big jets right over head. Nice way to spend an afternoon if you're new to Anchorage.

24Jun17: We took the main trail and followed it about 1.5 miles. It definitely wasn't the trail to mount eklutna, nor was it bear point, but challenging nonetheless. Those steep climbs are no joke.

Rigorous hike, more challenging than I expected. The first half is level, and unremarkable, nice wooded setting. Turning onto the "Mount Eklutna Trail" is where the altitude climb begins, and it gets quite steep for a "moderate" hike. Views from the top were beautiful. Enjoyed seeing some tundra wildflowers, a little snow, and on the way down just below the tree line saw 2 black bears on the trail!

WARNING. The steep part around mile 6.5, O'Malley Peak is not "Moderate". There is no trail, lots of loose rock and potential for injury. The views are worth it, just be careful; fore warned is four armed :)
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Quite an enjoyable hike. Was able to go all the way to Baldy and down it from this trail. Though if you ever decide to the same go the other direction. Baldy to Ptarmigan. Would have been much easier going downhill instead of up the whole time.

This trail is moderate. The payout at the end is spectacular while the power line pass portion is just a means to get you to the hidden lakes trailhead. Muddy in a lot of spots today and a lot of snow still on the ground further back on the trail. Some spots of snow were knee deep if falling through. The lake is still almost completely frozen. Saw mountain goats and arctic ground squirrels and the views were amazing!

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