Explore the most popular wildlife 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
7 hours ago

Starts off flat and descends. Prepare to get eaten alive by huge mosquitoes. Well they help keep you at a good pace I suppose. Then around 1.5 miles you start ascending. Around 2.5 miles you start going up the hill but the trail never leads to the top. It takes you back down to a lake. Very anticlimactic. Two stars for the nice view on the way to the top of the hill that you will never reach. Only wildlife we saw was a wild chicken. It is the state bird of Alaska.

Short, nature walk. Views are okay for a short walk. Not something you would do twice. Trail does not get up close to falls for a good picture unless you climb make your way closer in mud.

hiking
12 hours ago

Great trail with a reward at the top. Close to town and doesn’t take too long to complete. Great views of the valley on the backside of the mountain top.

Beautiful hike to a lake on a well maintained trail. Very peaceful and serine. Easy access from cruise port. Ended up going all the way to Upper Reid Falls for a 5.5 our pack trip. Well worth it.

Epic hike with my daughter on July 15, 2018. We made Summit and it was worth the steady and steep uphill trek. Once we hit the storm cabin we moved on to the epic summit where the views were heavenly. Definitely good to carry bear spray. We started at 10 am and it was very light traffic. By 4 pm when we were making our decent there were a lot of people. One of the best hikes ever. Layers are recommended as we went from warm woods to cold snowy mountain sides. Suggestion-
Make it to the summit!!!

hiking
21 hours ago

Fun hike. We made it to the first bench and then home on a work night. It is very apparent that you gain elevation. The mosquitos, black flies and no-see-ums were annoying so definitely wear bug spray

absolutely beautiful hike. summit was cold, so bring appropriate wind breaker for your incredible summit photos. highly recommend, there is no othing else this beautiful and/or accessable from right outside Anchorage! Plus, if you go early, wildlife will be out. saw a massive grizzly and bull moose as you cross the first Bluff!

First over night backpacking trip with Girls Who Hike Ak! It was a great hike. Awesome views, not horrible weather. Started at Primerose.

Absolutely gorgeous trail. I’m a beginner and found this to be super hard with all the incline but I pushed through it anyways. Highly recommend! Didn’t see any wildlife but the trails were in great shape.

So hard but worth! Definitely recommend.

Amazing trail. Intense boulders but worth it!

Really nice hike to get the dogs out on and beautiful scenery. Hand tram was fun and a definite good workout for the shoulders and back.

So intense and so beautiful!!!!! What a workout!!!

Great hike. Close to Anchorage and suitable for many.

I love this hike!! Such a good workout and beautiful views! It does get super windy and very slick in the winter.

Beautiful close up falls. Many other opportunities for hiking. Can follow the South Fork to the confluence of Eagle River.

This was a steep hike, but definitely worth the cardio workout! The rock formations and views from the top were unbelievable! There is some opportunity to do some rock scaling to truly take in the scenery from the pinnacle. Definitely recommend bringing bug spray for the hike on the way down (at least during the summer).

Started at wilderness trail loop and ended at the Savage river (4mile hike). We had two 4 yr olds and two 7 yr olds and they nailed it! Breathtaking views and we even saw a big blonde bear.

This is a simple hike/ walk in the forest with a fun tram to check out!
Bring bear spray just Incase AND bug spray

Easy hike with great views! High traffic in July with people and dogs. Not too much of a line at the hand tram but worth the wait. Lots of fun!

Challenging, but worth it. Beautiful for a day hike. BTW...Listed as Strenuous by the NPS.

The trail was beautiful and decently maintained beyond the Basher trailhead. You can access this trail from a couple points to include the Prospect heights trailhead. This is the 2nd time I’ve done it and gone clear to the top of the peak. The distance is alittle misleading, which is where the 4 stars came into play. The distance is more like 6 miles one way, Fitbit and gps verified! No bear sign or activity well travelled.

hiking
2 days ago

Great hike! Recommend trekking poles to help with the climb down if you choose to go down the steeper side.

Hiked up to marmot ridge. Nobody but us!! Beautiful and total isolation. Old mining equipment and a man made mining tunnel.

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Amazing hike. Fingers crossed you don't have fog the whole time.

Incredible hike- one of best I’ve done. The views of the glacier were better than anything I did at Banff. Absolutely a must to do in Alaska.

We went about 3 miles in, little past the glacier overlook. Did not go past mostly bc it was very cold at that point and getting late- would have liked to continue to the end. If you do, be aware you are hiking up area with snow and it gets very slippery, hiking poles are a big help

hiking
3 days ago

Very beautiful views at the top. I would rate this as hard because of the steepness of the trail. A climb of 3,000 feet in about 2.5 miles one way and about 5 miles round trip. Make sure continue to Devils Punchbowl as well. You will have to do a bit of rock scrambling to get to Devils Punchbowl.

Enjoyed the hike but turned around about mile 4.5. The trail was very muddy and mucky. The other hiker did not have waterproof boots on.

Regardless, the scenery was lovely and the weather was perfect.

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