The Best Backpacking in Seward

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

Top backpacking spots in and near Seward

  • Seward, Alaska

    Backpack the Caines Head Coastal Trail

    4.5
    7 mi / 650 ft gain
    This hike begins near a family friendly visiting area, good bathrooms, and well kept parking lot. You will start out on a gravel path, which seems like it was created for horses, for about 1.5 miles until the path opens up to views of the ocean, mountains, and a bridge leading you over a river an...
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  • Seward, Alaska

    Hike to Callisto Canyon Cabin

    4 mi / 500 ft gain
    Follow the signs south of Seward to Lowell Point. This is the trailhead. The first mile of the trail is about a mile long. You descend a well-maintained trail from the trailhead about 500 feet to the coast. Many people just hike this portion for a short trip to enjoy the beach.Once you reach the ...
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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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  • 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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  • Anchorage, Alaska

    Hike Byron Glacier

    4.8
    To begin on this adventure, you first have to find the trailhead. Drive out on the highway to Girdwood, and turn left at the sign that says "Portage Glacier". Towards the end of the road, it Ys and you take a right, then another right. Follow this road, and the first parking lot on your right is ...
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