9 Trails In Alaska You Must Take If You Love The Outdoors
Wondering where to hike in Alaska? It’s hard not to love ALL the hikes in Alaska, but some of them are even more breathtaking than the rest. This list of the 9 best hiking trails in Alaska are an outdoor lover’s dream and offer some amazing vantage points for spectacular views as well as some up close and personal encounters with Alaskan wildlife. Plan on taking one of these hikes any time of year and enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery that Alaska has to offer.
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Ascending Denali is the most famous hike in all of Alaska. Sitting at 20,320 feet, this mountain is the tallest mountain in all of North America. And it sits in Denali National Park. This gorgeous mountain takes around 17-21 days to hike, and the majority of the climbers ascend it with a guide. It’s also considered one of the most dangerous climbs in the world. Due to its extreme weather conditions, high altitude, and weather temperature variants, this mountain isn’t recommended for beginners to climb. Only about 50% of climbers who attempt to summit Denali succeed, and more than 100 climbers have died trying to complete this incredible feat.
Are there any family friendly hikes in Alaska?
There are family friendly hikes all over this state! There’s many easy hikes in the coastal areas of Alaska, as they tend to be flat and simple to navigate. In Homer there is Bishop’s Beach Walk and the Spit. The Spit is paved so you can even bicycle it or bring a stroller. Girdwood has Winner Creek Trail, which is straightforward although there is some elevation gain throughout the trail. Fairbanks has the lovely Creamer’s Field Wildlife Refuge, and the trails are short, flat, and feature migrating birds to view in the summertime.
Casea Peterson grew up archery hunting, fishing, and camping throughout the Pacific Northwest. Motivated by her love for the outdoors she moved to Alaska to attend school and to spend time exploring the last frontier. If she doesn’t have a pen in hand or her nose in a book, she can be found out on a lake or up in the woods around a fire with friends.
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