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Hike Blackstone Bay Vista, Whittier

What: An incredible hike climbing up a peak in Whittier to provide views of Passage Canal and Blackstone Bay. 6.4 miles with 2800 ft of elevation gain rated as Hard. When to go: Ideally accessed in the peak summer months once the snow has melted between July and September. Total hike should take 5 to…

Hike or Kayak to Caine’s Head, Seward

What: A stunning perch in the Ressurection Bay in Seward worth checking out via kayak and/or hiking. Either way, it is a long way to get there from Lowell Point and the journey is rated as Hard. When to go: Ideally accessed in the peak summer months between June and September. Journey should be a…

Hike Reed Lakes, Palmer

What: An amazing hike in Hatcher Pass in the Mat-Su area visiting two beautiful glacially fed lakes. At 8.7 miles with 2200 ft of elevation gain rated as Hard. When to go: Ideally accessed in the peak summer months between June and September. Depending on snow fall, the trail may not be clear until July….

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…

Hike to Snowbird Hut, Palmer

What: An incredible hike leading up different valleys, over a mountain pass, across a glacier, to a maintained wilderness hut. Roughly 12 miles, 3000 ft of elevation gain rated as Hard. When to go: The snowbird hut can be accessed year round, but is best accessed during the summer if you don’t have significant back…

Hike to Harding Ice Field, Seward

What: One of the absolute best hikes in the state located in Seward. Roughly 10 miles and 3800 ft of elevation gain rated as Hard. When to go: Ideally accessed in the summer months once the snow has melted between July and September. Total hike should take roughly 7 hours. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/dBVS1A7y2hGzaEvW6Alltrails…

Hike Crow Pass, Girdwood

What: One of the most iconic backpacking trips in the state, traversing between Girdwood and Eagle River. 26 miles with 3300 ft of elevation gain rated as Hard. When to go: Ideally accessed once enough snow has melted and before the late season snow sets in, between July and September. Total hike time can vary…

Hike Castner Glacier, Paxson

What: One of the most stunning places you will ever see (assuming the glacier opening is still accessible) located off the Dalton highway. Roughly a 4 mile hike rated as Medium to Hard. When to go: Accessed in the winter months when you can actually climb inside the glacier cave. Should take roughly 2 to…

Hike Grace Ridge, Homer

What: An incredible hike in Kachemak Bay near Homer, climbing up to a peak that offers views for hundreds of miles. 9.5 miles with 3000 ft of elevation gain rated as Moderate to Hard. When to go: Ideally accessed in the summer months between May and October. Total hike should take roughly 6 hours. How…

Hike Slaughter Gulch, Cooper Landing

What: A straight up hike with incredible rewarding views of the Kenai Lake and River located in Cooper Landing. 5 miles with 2400 ft of elevation gain rated as Hard. When to go: Ideally accessed in the summer months between May and October. Total hike should take roughly 4 hours. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/6aeoURjKMw59LPHR7Alltrails…