Best Hikes In Alaska (Spectacular Trails For All Abilities)

If you’re seeking a breathtaking hiking adventure, there’s nowhere quite like Alaska. The 49th State is aptly nicknamed the last frontier. It’s one of the few places in the world where you can still be completely alone.

Alaska has hundreds of trails to choose from starting with easy day hikes up to strenuous multi-day backpacking trips.

Harding Icefield Trail

8 miles with 3000ft elevation Starting at the Exit Glacier trailhead, the Harding Icefield trail is an out-and-back hike that will take you to one of Alaska’s most iconic views.

Kenai River Trail

10 miles with 1600ft elevation The Kenai River Trail is a linear hike that follows the banks of the Kenai River. It’s a popular destination for fishing, wildlife watching, and picnics.

Flattop Mountain Trail

3.5 miles with 1400ft elevation If you’re staying in downtown Anchorage this is a popular hike on your doorstep. The Flattop Mountain Trail is a short but stiff climb with great views of the city.

Wolverine Peak

8 miles with 3600ft elevation One of the best day hikes near Anchorage. Once you’re clear of the trees the views are amazing looking out over the inlet to the Aleutian ranges.

Kesugi Ridge Trail

30 mile thru hike with 6400ft elevation On the Kesugi Ridge Trail, you have at least a 30% chance of viewing Denali in all its glory. You just need to hope for some clear weather!

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