Explore the most popular mountain biking 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.

on Eklutna Lakeside Trail

8 days ago

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

hiking
22 days ago

I went here for my 53rd birthday hike with my niece and her dog. We had an awesome time and the walk was moderate being there was snow. We started on the road and got up to the upper parking lot where the stone marker is for Hatchers Pass elevation. If you stay on the packed snow trail it was okay, wished we had snowshoes for the top half as not many tracks up that far. I would recommend for anyone looking to get out and see some great views.

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!

hiking
29 days ago

Nice easy wide road to walk on. Took me about an hour total. Would be a neat spot to picnic! You can't see much of Whitman Lake because of the dam, but you can see part of Deer Mtn ridge above the lake. Might be a good trail for a quick bike ride (if you want to push your bike up the steep hills.)

snowshoeing
29 days 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 :)

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail IMO, less travelled even in the summer months, you can rent cabins along the trail. Rain jacket, mosquito repellent, and fishing rod are musts.

Great view and simple walk to the viewpoint.

hiking
2 months ago

It was the hardest trail yet, but totally worth it!

beautiful trail. best of everything.

Great hike with great views

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful!! Walked the loop on river walk trail. Easy hike

This is a great trail with taking a simple walk in and around nature with the family

walking
2 months ago

Gosh did i love this trail! High reward for a easy hike! Did it in July! So beautiful

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.

The trail was beautiful, fresh snow. We were there in the morning and the sun shining On the other mountains illuminated their profile beautifully! Windy at the top however you get to see an entire view of Turnigan arm from one side!! No snow on the road up their and it was a rough ride.

hiking
3 months ago

I’m not sure

hiking
3 months ago

Really great trail, easy with pretty waterfall

One of my yearlong favorite trails. Great for families. Easy hike in the spring , summer, and fall. Great for cross country skiing once the snow falls.

hiking
3 months ago

This hike offers some really spectacular views, and from a hike that is fairly easy and accessible and with a good quality trail. There were some muddy patches and a few icy bits in the shaded areas, but overall the trail was excellent. When I was there it was a very clear day and you could easily see Denali a hundred miles away; Mount Redoubt was even visible at nearly 150 miles distant! This was one of the best hikes I’ve seen for how much you can see versus how relatively easy it is to get to. This isn’t a well-kept secret, though, so expect crowds—especially on the lower half of the trail.

got my back window broke and all my stuff stolen at this trail head.

hiking
3 months ago

Enjoyed a nice walk up the trail today. The incline is pretty gentle and was pretty easy for my 10yr old. We didn't make it to the end of the trail, stopped just above the lakes. Amazing views as far as the eye can see. Only bother was the amount of unleashed dogs on the trail. Please leash your four legged friend on the trail. Even if yours is super friendly, others might not be.

Fun, challenging trail with beautiful views from the top

This hike was very beautiful, the lake was big with plenty of places to camp. I wish I brought a fishing pole!!

nice bike path and can add in bodendburg loop if I want additional miles

I really liked this trail as an easy walk to escape the city. It is all paved, but there are some opportunities to go into the woods if you like (near Earthquake Park for example). It also has the outer planets of the Solar System trail that starts at downtown Anchorage which is very cute and educational. I got up to Neptune -- next time I will make it to Pluto (six hours from the sun in downtown - I started too late).

Very nice trail in Autumn and I look forward to skiing it.

hiking
3 months ago

I really liked this trail because it brought us to the beautiful lake!!! Lake was an amazing especially if we are talking about Autumn! We did not make a loop around the lake because we had poppy just 8 weeks old! You can see here pictures when she was doing the whole trail by herself!!! I am so proud of here!!! It was very interesting and kind of easy!!! We did not run still because of the poppy Aurora!!! Mom Destiny and Dad Ice, their poppy Aurora and uncle Bandit were on the trail also!!! 4 Siberian Huskys - that is how we did it!!! Almost 14 km for poppy!!! Good job Aurora!!! Our girl!!!

mountain biking
3 months ago

This review is from someone who tried to bike from Primrose trail head up to the lake and back. Apparently, most individuals who bike it prefer to start at the Lost Lake trail head and through bike up to the lake and down to Primrose. We kept wondering why everyone was passing us the opposite way. Otherwise, the rating would be different. We bit off way more than we could chew trying to bike up this way. We are definitely not very advanced mountain bikers and we had to carry our bikes up a lot of the steeper/root-filled sections. Didn't make for the most awesome experience. However, the views and riding at the top by the lake are phenomenal and the ride back down was most supreme. So, definitely don't recommend trying to bike up from Primrose unless you've got some experience and skill. Other than that the trail was absolutely wonderful!

This was an absolutely perfect day for hiking this trail. Beautiful views, a few varying temperatures but hey that’s what you get in Alaska. One thing I wish I had known prior to arrival was that there is a $5 fee to park at the lodge area. This was my first time hiking the trail and had to make a decision at the fork in the trail as to go left or right. Decided to go right which took us up the path along the ski lift. That path is fairly vertical and will wear you out fast with the gain in elevation. Not for the novice hiker in my opinion or if you want a more leisure hike. Once to the top there were spectacular views of all the changing colors of the landscape below. It is solemnly quiet at the top. Started at 5 pm so the clouds began gently rolling in and gave an amazing show as they crept across the tops and through some of the saddles. Also we found the easier trail that has far less elevation gain up to the ridge-line-between the two peeks. After taking in the spectacular show of the sunlight through the clouds, we headed down the backside ridge-line and followed the spring track. The mountain spring was flowing gently and provided some great sounds. The sun was beginning to get pretty low and provided breathtaking scenery at a much more enjoyable descent. There were 6-7 people we crossed paths with on the hike. I would highly recommend this for someone likes evening hikes for how gorgeous the day was. If you plan on hiking this trail on a wet day make sure you have good shoes or boots. Well worth the work to get to the top.

hiking
4 months ago

I like that it's more secluded that the airstrip hike and the greater elevation change.

There's lots of trail work going on so be careful you stay on track. This app helped a lot for that. Saw moose and lots of bear scat so be careful/ prepared while out and about.

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