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Hike Worthington Glacier, Valdez

What: A beautiful glacier that’s very accessible off the highway between Glenallen and Valdez. When to go: Can be seen anytime of year; worth checking out during the summer months between May and October. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/PQUBp6493EmmMMRz8 Tips: There are a few ways to check out the glacier – you can walk a…

Hike April Bowl, Palmer

What: A short hike at Hatcher Pass offering incredible views of mountain ranges far beyond the area. 2.2 miles with 850 ft of elevation gain rated as Moderate. When to go: Ideally accessed in the summer months once the Hatcher Pass gate is open between July and September. Total hike should take 1 to 2…

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…

Kayak Kenai Lake, Cooper Landing

What: One of the prettiest lakes in the state, perfect for exploring via kayak. There are so many little coves to explore with a great chance of seeing wildlife from eagles, moose and bear along the way. When to go: Ideally accessed in the warm summer months between June and September. How to get there:…

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….

Hike Lazy Mountain, Palmer

What: A great leg burner hike near Palmer offering great views of the peaks and valleys around. 5.6 miles with 3000 ft of elevation gain rated as Hard. When to go: Ideally accessed in the summer months between May and October. Total hike should take 4 to 5 hours. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/62q7U7gpAQbXLjSH9Alltrails link:…

Hike Blueberry Knoll, Palmer

What: A beautiful hike starting at Government Peak reaching an overlook that provides expansive views of the surrounding valleys. 4 miles with 1500 ft of elevation gain rated as Moderate. When to go: Can be accessed year round, but best to go during the summer time to allow for climbing up some steep parts. Total…

Hike Bear Point, Eagle River

What: A fun hike in Chugiak leading up to an amazing view of the surrounding valleys. 4 miles with 2000 ft of elevation gain rated as Moderate. When to go: Can be accessed year round; worth doing on a clear day to get a full view of Denali in the distance. Takes roughly 2 hours….

Take a Boat Tour to Portage Glacier, Portage

What: An easy family friendly boat tour on Portage lake that takes you right up to the face of Portage glacier. When to go: The tour only runs in the summer months typically between June and September. Total boat tour takes roughly 1 hour. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/4ujD78rHoxri8s9L6 (where to buy the tickets)Link to…