The Incredible Alaska Hiking Trail That Takes You Past Ancient Lava Flow

Our big, beautiful state is home to more than 100 volcanoes and volcanic fiends that have been active within the last 1.5 million years. But it’s not every day you get to explore ancient lava flows and a once-active shield volcano up close. If you’re as fascinated with Alaska’s geological origins as much as we are, you’ll want to add this epic volcanic trail to your hiking agenda as soon as possible. Lace up your hiking boots — we’re going on an adventure.

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The Skookum Volcano Trailhead can be found within the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve in Gakona, Alaska. Have you ever embarked on this one-of-a-kind trail before? If so, we’d love to hear about your experience in the comments below. Once you tackle the Skookum Volcano Trail, be sure to mark it off your Alaska bucket list.