The Best Canoeing in Alaska

Looking for the best canoeing in Alaska? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Alaska. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top canoeing spots in and near Alaska

  • Gustavus, Alaska

    Kayak the West Arm of Glacier Bay National Park

    5.0
    0 mi / 0 ft gain
    Ever wanted to sleep beside a calving glacier? Wake up with a humpback whale feeding along the shoreline of your private beach? Watch the sunset for hours until midnight?Witness bears foraging in the tidal zones or watch a moose go for a swim? This, and more, is possible in Glacier Bay.Starting a...
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  • Seward, Alaska

    Explore Kenai Fjords National Park

    5.0
    8.2 mi / 3000 ft gain
    None of Alaska’s eight national parks are easy to get to, but Kenai Fjords National Park is one of only three national parks in the state that can be accessed (partly) by road. It’s also the closest national park to Anchorage, which makes this an easier jaunt from the capital. While this park is ...
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  • Seward, Alaska

    Camp and Kayak at Holgate Glacier's Beach

    4.0
    There are many options to go about your adventure in Kenai Fjords National Park. Once you've finally decided on this spot, you'll be glad you chose it! First step on how to get here is by making a reservation with a company to get out there. Most people start from Seward or Homer, as it's the clo...
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  • Palmer, Alaska

    Explore Eklutna Lake

    This beautiful lake is fed by Eklutna Glacier.   There is so much to do here:  Rent bikes or kayaks (bring your own too).  Info about renting is here.   Walk or bike along the trail that wraps around the lake Hike Twin Peaks TrailIf you want a more difficult hike, do Pepper Peak. This hike incorp...
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  • Nondalton, Alaska

    Camp at Woodward Priest Rock

    Someone in my group was lucky enough to find this very cabin available to stay at in the national park, while we all were doing our research for camping spots in our big Alaska National Parks' Trip. We were stoked to be able to stay at such a historic and beautiful place. Getting there was defini...
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  • Valdez, Alaska

    Paddle Valdez Lake to Valdez Glacier

    The end of the Airport Road just North of Valdez brings you to the side of the lake. Begin your adventure here, or just come check out the view and watch the icebergs float among the lake while you picnic in the parking area. Should you choose to approach the glacier, paddle Northwest. It to...
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  • Nondalton, Alaska

    Kayak and Fish at Lake Clark National Park

    Lake Clark National Park has officially made it to my Top 3 of all the national parks I've visited--35 and counting. I'm quite sure my summer home will be right here at this location, when I retire. It only took me 3 days of kayaking and fishing from these very shores to make that decision. I hop...
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