When you’re ready to go on the adventure of a lifetime, checking out these hiking trails in Alaska is a great way to start.
No matter your skill level, there are lots of amazing trails waiting for you.
The Lost Lake Trail
If you’re looking for a hike that gives you all the beauty of the Alaskan mountains and wilderness without making you work too hard to see it, this is the perfect trail for you.
The climb may be fairly easy, but the views are once-in-a-lifetime.
It’s about 100 miles outside of Anchorage and runs 15 miles in a single direction.
Throughout the trail, you’ll be able to take in enormous glaciers, a stunning central lake, and even some wild marmots. If you get hungry along the trail, don’t worry: wild blueberries dot the paths, and are ripe for the picking!
If you decide you want to stay overnight, you can head to the Dale Clemens Cabin for the night.
It’s best to head out early in the morning to ensure you have time to take in everything. Even in the winter months, the bugs can be out in full force, so be sure to bring some bug spray!
This is one of the most popular hiking trails in Alaska, and it’s not hard to see why!
Though it’s just over 4 miles long, you’ll climb about 2,500 feet high up the famed Kodiak Mountain.
Especially if you’re interested in getting close to some of Alaska’s incredibly diverse wildlife, this is the perfect spot for you. You’ll be able to go birdwatching, see mountain goats, and even some wild foxes. Be warned, though – bears also live along this trail.
This is a great place to hike if you want to experience several different hiking levels, or if you’re traveling in a larger group where hiking ability varies.
While there are many man-made trails, more adventurous hikers may also go out on their own through unmarked pathways!
This is certainly the most strenuous hike on our list, but it’s also one of the most rewarding!
You’ll climb about 6,000 feet over the course of the roughly 13.5 miles of this trail. Especially if you prefer to hike in less-traveled places, this is a great option.
It’s about 40 miles outside of Anchorage and is best visited in the late summer/early fall months.
Since many hikers will need to stop along the way to eat and to recover from the tough uphill climb, there are lots of picnic tables along the way (which also serve as trail markers!)
For your hard work, you’ll get to see incredible views of the Knik River and the Knik Glacier.
Be sure to bring your own water, as there aren’t any fountains along this trail.
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