Explore the most popular views 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.

hiking
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.

hiking
rocky
snow
3 days ago

Great hike for before work or after work… Depending on season but one hour up 35 minutes down. Great views of the mountains and the sun coming up! Kinda steep but nothing crazy! Definitely doing this again! Done January 15th 9am! Not a lot of snow more moss and rocks!

hiking
3 days ago

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

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

on W Butte Trail

5 days ago

The view is amazing. There are actually two trailheads. One is the more difficult side for more experienced hikers and the other is the easier one for those still somewhat new to hiking.

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.

One of the most beautiful hikes I’ve ever been on. But would rate it higher than moderate. It is pretty steep. And if you continue on to the peak past picnic rock, it is DEFINITELY difficult. So worth it though!

great views

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

Beautiful hike wonderful scenery

hiking
13 days ago

Great little trail. It's pretty easy with great reward.

hiking
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.

My favorite and almost private trail to enjoy cross country skiing

trail running
18 days ago

Well maintained and beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. A quick and easy trail!

hiking
20 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.

hiking
20 days ago

Completed 12/28/18

Beautiful Day, low fog on the Inlet and Knik, but nice and clear all throughout the hike.
You start off pretty high up like Flattop sort of, since you take Mile Hi road and switchback up most of the elevation (2000ft?) idk...the trail starts with a few switchbacks through the treeline, but opens up pretty quickly. After a brief steep incline, you're on the ridge and can basically casually walk to the top. I just hike in boots with Korkers, and it was a breeze. Views of the surrounding mountains and Eagle River are just fantastic!
Alltrails says 4.3 miles, but they don't show it going to the actual peak...it may be that actual distance, but regardless this hike seems like a stroll compared to say Bird Ridge. I wasn't tired at all at the top.
It's a new favorite for sure.

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!

Hard but so worth it. Straight up the whole way. Beautiful views!!

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

I do not recommand during winter. Especially on rainny days like today.The trail was not groomed and we couldn’t find our way. We turned back because of the rain, and to difficult to find through the snow. Maybe easierif you have snowshoes! The road stopped before the entrance of the trail.

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!

We hiked this trail one way with 4 adults 4 kids and a doggy. We staged a car at CHS. Great hike! The views were beautiful! We did it in October which was a little chilly and a bit slick with snow on the steeper parts.
Will def do this again sometime! A soak at the end of the hike is perfect in fall!!!

Great trail for those who are fit and prepared. Take lots of water or purification and bear protection. It’s a 6 hr run or a two day hike with lite pack and provisions for extreme weather changes.

snowshoeing
26 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 :)

Ain’t no thang for a chicken wing

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