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    Looking for the best photography 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 Photography Spots in and near Alaska

    • Chitina, Alaska

      Mountaineering on the Root Glacier

      5.0
      6 mi / 500 ft gain
      Starting in the town of Kennicott you'll hike on the trail leading north outside of the town for a mile and a half.The trail will end at the edge of the glacier and this is where you put on your crampons. I would also suggest putting on your crampons at the edge of the glacier and not while on it...
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    • 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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    • Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska

      Winter Camp at Wonder Lake

      There are multiple ways to do this trip - ski, mush, or by flying in a bush plane and then meeting up with a group of mushers. I highly recommend doing ANY of them, but most likely you will need to assess your time, skill, and budget to decide what is best for you. The 2 most likely of the 3 will...
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    • Anchorage, Alaska

      Winter Hike to Portage Glacier

      6 mi
      This hike must be done in the deep of winter! Around February, Portage Lake is often frozen solid-solid enough to make walking safe.  Hikers, bikers, skiers, skijourers, and snowshoers will form a 3 mile trail out to Portage Glacier.  This trail is appropriate for children. For younger children, ...
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    • Fairbanks, Alaska

      Snow Biking in Alaska's Arctic

      100 mi
      White Mountains National Recreation Area is run by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and is best traveled during the winter months. The BLM maintains three trailheads to provide access to 12 public recreation cabins that are connected by extensive trail systems. Trailheads for the Wickersham Cr...
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    • Trapper Creek, Alaska

      Hike Byer's Lake Loop

      5.2 mi / 100 ft gain
      The Byers Lake Loop Trail begins in the Byers Lake Campground. If you're not planning on camping, you can park in the day use area (the first right hand turn, off of the campground entrance), pay the $5 fee, and walk towards the campground loops. At the bottom of B loop, there is a sign which sim...
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    • Chitina, Alaska

      Explore Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Kennecott Mines

      1 mi / 100 ft gain
      If you have already stepped foot into Wrangell-St. Elias, you probably arrived via bush plane or by heroically navigating the relentlessly brutal, pothole smothered McCarthy Road. Once across the Kennecott River footbridge, you must take the shuttle from the river's edge to Kennecott (NB: the shu...
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    • Skagway, Alaska

      Upper Dewey Lake Trail

      5.0
      5.5 mi / 3169 ft gain
      The Dewey Lake trail system leads visitors to Skagway on adventures to multiple remarkable destinations, including Lower Dewey Lake, Sturgill's Landing, Icy Lake, Upper Reid Falls, Upper Dewey Lake and Devil's Punch Bowl. Each trail extends from a single trail head located closest to the cruise ...
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    • Seward, Alaska

      Hike Alpine Trail, Caines Head State Recreation Area

      3.0
      3 mi
      The Alpine Trail is only accessible via the Caines Head Trail System, located at Lowell Point. (Distance and elevation listed are for the Alpine trail itself, not for the coastal trail leading up to it. More info on those can be found here: http://dnr.alaska.gov/Assets/u... )From parking at Lowel...
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    • Lake and Peninsula, Alaska

      Climb to the Summit of Mount Katolinat, AK

      8 mi / 2200 ft gain
      This adventure begins long before you start climbing the mountain. First you need to make your way to Brooks Camp in Katmai National Park on the Alaska Peninsula. The Alaska Peninsula is not connected to the road system of Alaska so all travelers must arrive by either boat or plane. Fly to the sm...
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    • Healy, Alaska

      Camp at Savage River Campground

      5.0
      The campground has limited cell reception and no wifi. Open fires are permitted at the campground. There are three group campsites available, which facilitate 9-20 people. Normal campsites host a maximum of 8 people.  A free bus service is available, the Savage River Shuttle, to travel from this ...
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    • Sitka, Alaska

      Hike Harbor Mountain via the Gavin Hill Trail

      6 mi / 800 ft gain
      The first part of the trail involves a series of switchbacks through gorgeous forests of Sitka spruce. About a half mile in, you will come to the first bowl/overlook, which will provide a taste of the view to come. Another 1.25 miles from here you will begin to clear the forested area onto the pe...
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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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    • Skagway, Alaska

      Lower Dewey Lake Loop

      3.0
      3.42 mi / 764 ft gain
      Lower Dewey Lake is located in the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park near Skagway Alaska. The hike to the lake has a few steep switchbacks and you should plan on it taking about 1-2 hours. There are trails to extend your hike if you want to walk around the lake, to hike to Upper Dewey L...
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    • Sitka, Alaska

      Hike Herring Cove Trail to Beaver Lake

      6 mi / 250 ft gain
      From the trailhead, you’ll travel along a cascading creek ascending through gravel, rocks steps and a couple boardwalks within a dense hemlock, spruce and yellow cedar forest. The first part of the trail is by far the most difficult, with a couple steep areas and tight rock passageways. In total,...
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    • Talkeetna, Alaska

      Ski Touring in the Ruth Amphitheater

      The Ruth Amphitheater is a lesser known, but spectacularly beautiful glaciated part of Denali National Park. There is terrain for any skier's tastes, from flat, wide open touring to steep, gnarly descents, and house-swallowing crevasses. If you're lucky and plan ahead, you can reserve the Sheldon...
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