This One Easy Hike In Alaska Will Lead You Someplace Unforgettable

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!

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Have you ever taken this incredible easy hike in Girdwood? 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.