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Flattop Mountain

Anchorage, AK

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Flattop Mountain is a 3 mile out and back trail located near Anchorage, Alaska and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking & trail running and is accessible from June until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Mount Eklutna and Bear Mountain
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

4/6/14 lots of mud, snow, and ice. Worth every step to the top. Was able to watch the sun set.

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Kesugi Ridge (Curry Ridge)
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5 Completed 2 Reviews

Numerous travel magazines rate this trail as one of the best in the world, and the hype is easily surpassed. This is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Instead of trying to secure a permit at Denali National Park, my friend and I decided to check out the state park and we were not disappointed. You have the incredible view of Denali / Alaskan Range throughout the trail, but the vast expansiveness of Talkeetna Range is not to be missed either.

Kesugi Ridge Trails starts from Little Coal Creek Trailhead at Mile 163.9 on Parks Highway and ends at Byers Lake for the total of 27.4 miles. The trail extends further down to Troublesome Creek, but as of July 2013, that section was closed from heavy flooding damages. You can complete the trail is as little as 2 days, but I suggest you take at least 4 days in order to truly appreciate the sights. Enjoy the blueberries but watch out for bears. Had numerous sightings, and on one occasion, we ended up startling a cub that was less than 10ft in front of us. Bear spray is an absolute-must for this trip.

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Historic Iditarod (Crow Pass) Trail
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24 Completed 3 Reviews

Completed the trail mid August 2013, starting from Girwood. The first part of the trail is going uphill until reaching the actual pass. On the way to the top we had the chance to spot some goats and ptarmigans, we also pass by an abandoned gold mine, or at least that is what they told us it was. After reaching the top you have to cross some moraine and we even pass by some snow patches. It's a nice easy walk all the way to Eagle River. Make sure to ford the river between the white post. After fording the river it's forest the rest of the trail. There are plenty of camping sites in case that you want to stay overnight. Also, make sure to bring at least a bear mace, we saw A LOT of bear excrement, good thing we didn't see any actual bear.

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Kenai River Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Great family hike!!

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Fuller Lake Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Lots of flora and fauna for beautiful picts!

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Resurrection Pass Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Four ladies, we did this trail together in 2002, July. One of my all time favorites! INCREDIBLE views and a full range of terrain types.

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Caines Head
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9 Completed 4 Reviews

Did this hike with my cousins two springs ago - it was so fun. We didn't time it perfectly so that we ended up at the end, however, we all made a pact to finish it someday. It started raining on us half way through. Plan accordingly - plan to backpack and stay the night - bring the right gear - and follow the tidal warning! Even if we didn't "finish" it like we wanted, it had the most amazing views ever and was a fun day.

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Mount Healy Overlook Trail
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9 Completed 2 Reviews

View from the top is the best to date I have seen. Completely worth the hike. I got off trail and ended up climbing to the peak. So worth it.

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Baldy and Blacktail Rocks
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Be super careful and have appropriate gear if doing anytime soon! Is very slippery! I got banged up a bit coming down and know a guy who dislocated his shoulder coming down the other day!

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Wolverine Peak
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

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