Explore the most popular trail running 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

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.

3 days ago

Nice easy winter hike with a lot of animal tracks. We saw fox, lynx, and rabbit tracks and 6 moose.

Beautiful forest hike to beautiful Perseverance Lake. A bit slippery in spots, but most of the trail is maintained well, except for a few spots. Good balance in inclines, steps, level areas.

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

on Eklutna Lakeside Trail

5 days ago

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

great hike that's easy for a quick hike

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

on Angel Rocks Trail

12 days ago

13 days ago

Easy trail in the winter, it is pretty icy right now. I didn't use cleats or spikes, but will if I go again before spring. It is hard to keep track of the trail at times, and there was a pretty steep hill to go down on the ice. I will be checking it out again in the summer.

We first did this hike in June 2018 with two other families, 5 kids and 5 dogs. Outstanding time was had by all. This is a must hike every summer! The views of the glacier are nothing short of astounding and the payoff at the lakes edge is spectacular!

16 days ago

Easy but beautiful hike! River and ridge 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!

Good views, you have to go on a few different trails to see all the different views

Very rewarding hike. It’s moderately difficult especially if you aren’t in shape, but it’s worth it. The view was spectacular. Would definitely hike this trail again.

Very nice trail in winter, though we got surrounded by mooses and had to go off trails. Be careful!

26 days 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.

26 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.)

Fun hike!

1 month ago

great trail!

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.

1 month ago

Beautiful trail with views that last for days. Portage Glacier has receded over time and the icebergs floating on Portage Lake are almost non-existent, but it’s still gorgeous!

There was at least 6 inches of powder everywhere on the trail. Take spikes for the first 1.5 miles up to the turn. Recommend taking snowshoes for after the turn as not many people are going up that route, so there's even more powder.

Seems like a lot of potential in this trail, but not during inclement weather. Had to turn back because most of the trail is very exposed and the wind was brutal. Will try again another time. $5 parking FYI.

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

If anyone comes across a key with a small coin purse attached please call 7327628651. Overall the hike is very steep, icy, and not well marked so it would probably be best to try near point from one of the other trailheads.

1 month ago

Went up in mid September in the warm sunshine, was extremely stoked on the views from the top. Would recommend going all the way back along the ridge for more awesome sights.

1 month ago

This trail was beautiful and sunny when I went up in mid September. It was a great place to get a killer view of everything around Anchorage.

short, enjoyable hike. definitely beneficial to have microspikes. very icy.

Great view and simple walk to the viewpoint.

Great go to hike if you need a quick/short hike workout.

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