These 7 Hikes in Alaska Are Completely Out Of This World

If you like hiking and you like extreme, then you need to explore the best hiking trails in Alaska. From traversing dangerous, snow covered ridge lines to dodging moose and bear as you brave Crow Pass, Alaska offers it all. Test your endurance and wilderness survival on one of these 7 outstanding Alaska hikes!

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What do you think of the best hiking trails in Alaska? Have you made any of these amazing journeys? What other hikes would you add to this list?

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Best Hiking Trails In Alaska

August 04, 2020

Is Alaska a good place to hike for beginners?

Yes! Alaska is well known through the world for the incredible amount of land and backcountry to explore, and there’s hikes and trails suitable for all ages and abilities. Although there are challenging, amazing long treks like summiting Denali, there are also easy hikes that are well groomed and fun to explore. Check out the paved Tony Knowles Coastal Trail in Anchorage, or the Beluga Slough Boardwalk in Homer. Check in at any visitor’s center in Alaska and they’ll let you know the easiest trails to adventure if you’re new to the hiking scene.

What should I worry about when hiking in Alaska?

Make sure to remember safety first! Bring bear spray, even in the more populated areas you’d think you wouldn’t need it. Make plenty of noise on the trail, especially if you’re hiking through dense brush. Most wildlife don’t want an encounter so if they can hear you they’ll avoid you. Always let someone know where you’re headed so in case something happens and they need to find you. Bring bug spray, because our mosquitoes here are fierce. And layers, because the weather can change quickly. Other than that, have a great time out there!

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