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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

    • Port Alsworth, Alaska

      Photograph Brown Bears in Lake Clark National Park

      1 mi / 0 ft gain
      Ninety-Five percent of US brown bears live in Alaska, and Lake Clark National Park famously hosts the highest-density population of anywhere in the world. As many as 219 brown bears have been counted within a 54-square mile section of the coast, and it's not uncommon to see as many as 30 bears in...
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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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    • Chitina, Alaska

      Hike the Root Glacier to the Donoho Lakes

      5 mi / 500 ft gain
      Traversing the glacier can be a whole day experience in and of itself. Make sure to set aside enough time to explore. I'd plan on at least 3-4 hours total travel time round trip on the glacier alone. The Donoho Lakes are a series of lakes that exist on a narrow strip of flat land between two glac...
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    • Kodiak, Alaska

      Hike Spruce Cape

      1.4 mi
      This hike is 1.4 mile out and back hike that leads to great island views and a fun beach to explore. This is one of the easiest hikes on Kodiak Island. Accessible in all seasons with a well groomed trail, minimal gear is needed, making it more of a nice walk that can be accomplished at all times ...
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    • Homer, Alaska

      Soak in the views along Skyline Drive

      This is an easy drive with nice views.  On a clear day you can see across Kachemak Bay, showing off glaciers, mountains and Mount Augustine Volcano, a stratovolcano. Start at either West Hill Rd. or East Hill Rd.  Then turn left or right onto Skyline Dr.  Other recommendations in the area: We had...
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    • Ketchikan, Alaska

      Explore Historic Creek Street

      Creek Street is a historic boardwalk that is on the bank of Ketchikan Creek.  You can take a stroll along the boardwalk and venture over to the Salmon Ladder Vista, to see loads of salmon working hard to go upstream.  If you are luck, you might be able to see the creek swarming with salmon trying...
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    • Ketchikan, Alaska

      Stroll through City Park

      Ketchikan Creek runs right through city park! You can explore the creek, and even see fish swim by. The Totem Heritage Center is also located in the park, and offers both indoor and outdoor totem poles to marvel at.  You can see how tall you are in comparison to a totem pole. This park has many b...
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    • Juneau, Alaska

      Ride Mount Robert's Tramway

      Mount Robert's Tramway offers amazing views from the air, as well as saves you a trek up the mountain side. There are numerous trails to choose from once you get to the top, or just enjoy the ride. You can also visit the nature center to learn more about the wildlife and culture of Alaska.
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    • Juneau, Alaska

      Hike to Eagle Glacier Cabin

      11 mi / 300 ft gain
      Eagle Glacier cabin is one of twelve different backcountry cabins in the borough of Juneau, Alaska that are cared for by the National Forest Service and DNR. Some are perched near lakes, some have views of glaciers, others near rocky beaches and salt water. To stay at any of these cabins, you...
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    • Juneau, Alaska

      Mount Roberts Nature Center

      The nature center offers multiple trails, wildlife, and activities for kids and families. There is an eagle that they have rescued, which is blind, and they are keeping it and helping take care of it. There are many trails around the nature center to explore. They also offer movies and activities...
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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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    • Hoonah, Alaska

      Exploring Icy Strait Point

      There are many things to do at Icy Straight Point!  You can explore the rocky beach by kayak, photograph the pier, or skip rocks on the glassy surface. The water here is extremely calm and is great for paddling.  There are also hiking trails nearby that allow you to explore the mountains. Some tr...
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