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Bike Spencer Glacier, Portage

What: One of the most spectacular fat bike rides near the portage area out the Spencer Glacier. When to go: This is a very limited season at which enough snow has built up, but also hasn’t melted across various creek crossings. Typically lasts from mid Feb to early April. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/L8icHjjSCaU5twC79This is…

Hike or Bike Johnson Pass, Portage

What: An epic trail following a historic gold mining route in the Kenai peninsula. 20.4 miles with 3000 ft of elevation gain rated as Moderate. When to go: Ideally accessed in the peak summer months between May and October. Due to intense overgrowth on the trail without maintenance, recommend doing this trail in May/June or…

Bike Knik Glacier, Palmer

What: An incredible winter fatbike ride to an active glacier lake located in the Mat-su area. It is a 20+ mile ride including a river crossing and is definitely rated as Hard. When to go: Ideally accessed in the peak snow months between January and April. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/1gJmQnC9HkH5Gjgv7 Tips: You’ll definitely want…

Bike Portage Glacier, Portage

What: An amazing experience biking/hiking to the face of the Portage glacier while the lake is frozen in the winter. When to go: Can be accessed during the winter freeze months between Jan and April. The condition of the lake, both in terms of how frozen it is and how much snow there is, can…

Hike or Bike Eklutna Lakeside Trail, Eagle River

What: An amazing trail hugging the Eklutna Lake located between Eagle River and Palmer. Spanning 12.7 miles and 1300 of elevation gain, the trail is rated as Easy. When to go: Ideally accessed in the summer months between May and October. While the trail is easy, it is long, so should expect 6+ hours to…

Hike or Bike Lost Lake, Seward

What: An amazing hike on the Kenai Peninsula located near Seward offering stunning views of Resurrection Bay and the valleys around. Roughly 14 miles with 2600 ft of elevation gain rated as Moderate. When to go: Ideally accessed in the summer months between May and October. Total hike should take roughly 7 to 8 hours….

Bike Hillside Trails, Anchorage

What: One of the best downhill set of trails in the state, located conviently in Anchorage. When to go: The trails are great for both summer and winter riding. They’re less popular in winter since the condition of the trails can vary significantly deepending on how recently it has snowed and how well it has…

Hike or Bike Maclaren Summit, Paxon

What: A beautiful ridge hike off the Denali Highway with expansive views of the Maclaren river valley. When to go: Ideally accessed in the summer months between May and October. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/BEJDW4Lu9nLfw6Ex8 Tips: There is a small parking area at the Maclaren summit from where you can start this hike. The hike…

Hike or Bike Crescent Creek, Cooper Landing

What: A great hike leading up the large Crescent Lake in the Kenai Peninsula. 10.9 miles with 1600 ft of elevation gain rated as moderate. When to go: Ideally accessed in the summer months between May and October. Given the amount of brush that can start to overtake the trails on the kenai peninsula, it’s…

Bike Russian River Trail, Cooper Landing

What: An exciting bike trail traversing along the Kenai peninsula. At roughly 22 miles, this trail is rated as moderate. When to go: Ideally accessed in the summer months between May and October. Due to the overgrowth of brush on the kenai peninsula, it is recommended to do this trail in either May/June or September/October….