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Best trails in Alaska

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Trying to find the best Alaska trails? AllTrails has 591 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Whether you're looking for the best trails in Kenai Fjords National Park or around Anchorage, Juneau or Fairbanks we've got you covered. If you're looking for great Alaska state park trails, check out Chugach State Park. Or for some great local park options, check out Kincaid Park near Anchorage or Peters Creek Community Park near Chugiak. Ready for some activity? There are 261 moderate trails in Alaska ranging from 0.9 to 388.7 miles and from 0 to 5,416 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Alaska
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#1 - Flattop Mountain Trail
Chugach State Park
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 2 h 18 m
This is an awesome hike in Anchorage with incredible views the whole way up! Note: Near the summit is a rock climb and with the snow it can be very tricky and dangerous. If you have young kids wait uShow more
#2 - Harding Ice Field Trail
Kenai Fjords National Park
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Length: 9.7 mi • Est. 6 h 29 m
Harding Ice Field Trail is a 9.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Seward, Alaska that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity optioShow more
#3 - Portage Pass Trail
Chugach National Forest
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 3 h 14 m
Portage Pass Trail is a 5.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Whittier, Alaska that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and isShow more
#4 - Mount Baldy Trail
Chugach State Park
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 52 m
Once above the plant growth, it starts to climb moderately through somewhat rocky terrain. From the top, one can see a good view of Eagle River Valley and the surrounding mountains.Show more
#5 - Twin Peaks Trail
Chugach State Park
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 6 h 19 m
The Twin Peaks trailhead can be reached by walking away from Eklutna Lake and crossing Thachkatnu Creek and heading up the mountain. The trail winds up the East Twin Peak at a fairly steep elevation fShow more
#6 - Thunderbird Falls Trail
Chugach National Forest
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 56 m
Thunderbird Falls is a nice leisurely walk located along Eklutna River and Thunderbird Falls themselves. The trailhead is very easy to find directly off the Glenn Highway between the Eklutna and MirroShow more
#7 - South Fork Eagle River Trail
Chugach National Forest
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Length: 10.7 mi • Est. 5 h 22 m
South Fork Eagle River Trail is a 10.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Eagle River, Alaska that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activitShow more
#8 - Winner Creek Trail
Girdwood, Alaska
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 3 h 23 m
The first portion of the trail is maintained for WHEELCHAIR access. There is a hand tram along the trail that is not open during winter. Please note: as of 08/05/19, hikers have reported that the haShow more
#9 - Byron Glacier Trail
Chugach State Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 49 m
Trail offers an easy walk for all ages. It allows a close-up view of a glacier with rugged, mountains in all directions. A good family outing with a variety of things to do for the whole family. UserShow more
#10 - Rabbit Lake Trail
Chugach State Park
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Length: 8.7 mi • Est. 4 h 29 m
NOTE: The parking area is currently closed due to construction and this will add some distance to your hike. The route to Rabbit Lake is a long, moderate climb up an old road bed that eventually turShow more
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