Explore the most popular walking 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
2 days ago

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

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.

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

11 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

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.

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.

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!!!

hiking
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.

hiking
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!

snowshoeing
1 month ago

great trail!

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.

hiking
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!

Beautiful with snow in the winter. A bit icy so be careful!

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.

on The Goat Trail

backpacking
1 month ago

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.

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