13 Incredible Alaska Hikes Under 3 Miles That Everyone Will Love

1 – Exit Glacier in the Kenai Fjords National Park – Alaska Hikes in Seward

The hike to Exit Glacier in Seward is constantly being rated as one of the top hikes in Alaska by visitors from all around the world. From the parking lot, a flat well-traveled path will lead you to phenomenal views of the only glacier area inside Kenai Fjords National Park that is accessible by road. Hike the ‘Edge of the Glacier Trail’ or continue on longer to the ‘Harding Icefield Trail.’ No matter what you choose, you’ll be rewarded with delicious eye-candy for the entirety. Trail length: From 1 – 4.2 miles round trip, out and back.

2 – Lake Gertrude in Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park – Alaska Hikes in Kodiak

Adored by locals and travelers from all over the world, this 182-acre outdoor playground is oozing with scenic viewpoints overlooking rocky cliffs, breathtaking sandy beaches, and lush wilderness trails. Plus, it’s filled with historic WW2 relics. Hike around the lake, wet a line, and enjoy the great wildlife viewing opportunities along the way. Trail length: 2.5-mile loop around the lake.

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