This One Easy Hike In Alaska Will Lead You Someplace Unforgettable
By Courtney|Updated on September 24, 2020(Originally published September 19, 2020)
Living and loving life in Alaska, Courtney enjoys living a happy life based on simple principles; work hard, be kind, stay humble. She is an avid dog lover with hobbies that include running, fly fishing, hiking & snowboarding.
If you’re looking for an easy hike in Alaska, then you need to drive just 30 minutes outside of Anchorage, to some of the most amazing scenery in Alaska. There is just something indescribable about the feeling that takes over your body when you hit the trail with excitement and leave the rush of the outside world behind you. Taking your first step into the Chugach National Forest is truly a movement in Alaska. It’s one of those ‘life events’ that show up on your Facebook timeline. It’s something that should be celebrated. Because after your first step, you will develop an addiction to the great outdoors like you’ve never experienced before. The want, no scratch that – the need to get back into the Chugach after that first step will take over your mind. It will consume your every thought.
On Monday morning you will be dreaming about the weekend and on Friday night you will be ready to rock and roll when the clock strikes 5 p.m. and your “weekend warrior” status has officially ignited. From hardcore treks and backpacking adventures to easy, breezy, beautiful hikes that pack a mean punch – the Chugach has something for everyone. This particular hike is no exception to that rule. It is easy to complete yet you will be captivated by all the unique features that you will experience along the way. Happy trails and safe travels out there, adventure hounds!
Have you ever taken this incredible easy hike in Alaska? We’d love to see your photos and hear about your adventures in the Facebook comments! Let us know if you recommend any other “must take” easy hikes in Alaska this summer.
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What is the best season to hike in Alaska?
All of the seasons offer something special when you’re hiking in Alaska. Spring time is wonderful to see to see the leaves budding and animals coming out of hibernation. The temperatures start to warm up, and you get a taste of what summer will bring. Summer is filled with warmer temperatures, tons of wildlife spotting, and 24 hours of daylight to hike to your heart’s content. Fall offers crisp air and beautiful colors, and a reduction in the chances of running into a bear during your hike. Winter requires more gear and preparation, but you feel like the only person in the world. The alpenglow on your hikes will blow you away, and the winter sunshine will lift your spirits.
Is there a lot of great hiking in Alaska?
There is an unbelievable amount of fantastic hiking. Alaska has more than 750 named trails throughout the state, not including the huge amount of backcountry you can visit on your own. Alaska is actually almost entirely backcountry, as the size of our state is enormous and the road system limited. You can make your own path through some of the most spellbinding spots in the world.