Hike Lion’s Head, Glacier View

What: Stunning hike near Matanuska Glacier offering view of the glacier and surrounding mountains. Roughly 3 miles with 1000 ft of elevation gain rated as moderate.

When to go: Ideally done in peak summer months between May and October. Total hike should take around 1.5 to 2 hours.

How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/Q9WwhJVyg4mBnTr87
Alltrails link: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/alaska/lions-head-trail


  • The trail is on AT&T property, but still do-able. When you get to the trailhead, you’ll want to call the listed number on the fence and let them know when you check in and check out.
  • Once you start climbing, you may see a few different forks head up the hill; take the most trodden path but don’t worry if you get on a side path, they will eventually converge.
  • Try to go on a sunny day, the views at the top are simply stunning.