The Best Hiking in Seward

Looking for the best hiking 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 hiking spots in and near Seward

  • Seward, Alaska

    Skyline Jeep Trail

    4.38 mi / 1670 ft gain
    Skyline Jeep Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Seward, Alaska.
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  • Seward, Alaska

    Mount Marathon Hiker's Trail

    4.14 mi / 2733 ft gain
    Mount Marathon Hiker's Trail is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Seward, Alaska.
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  • Seward, Alaska

    Race Point via Mount Marathon Race Trail

    2 mi / 2707 ft gain
    Race Point via Mount Marathon Race Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Seward, Alaska.
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  • Seward, Alaska

    Climb Mount Alice

    5.0
    3 mi / 5265 ft gain
    This hike starts at 0 feet elevation on the side of Resurrection Bay opposite of Seward. Travelling south from Anchorage, take a left turn onto Nash Road a couple of miles before getting into Seward itself. Follow Nash Road for a few miles, past campgrounds, etc. About a mile before reaching the ...
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  • 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 Exit Glacier

    4.8
    It's hard to fathom how massive some Alaskan glaciers can be. But spend a day hiking along one and you'll start to get an idea of how much ice there is in Alaska. The Exit Glacier is a small tongue of glacier from the Harding Ice Field that comes down to almost sea level.Drive the Exit Glacier Ro...
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  • Seward, Alaska

    Ice Climb Exit Glacier

    4.5 mi / 750 ft gain
    You could climb Exit Glacier a hundred times and never see the same crevasse twice. This glacier is constantly changing, so you never know what kind of climbing you're in for. If you're not an experienced ice climber, there are a couple of guide companies in Seward you could go with.The hike begi...
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  • Seward, Alaska

    Harding Ice Field Trail

    9.93 mi / 3553 ft gain
    Harding Ice Field Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Seward, Alaska.
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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

    Greyling Lake Trail

    3.61 mi / 574 ft gain
    Greyling Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Seward, Alaska.
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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

    Long Lake via Primrose Trailhead

    5.56 mi / 899 ft gain
    Long Lake via Primrose Trailhead is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Seward, Alaska.
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  • Seward, Alaska

    Ptarmigan Lake Trail

    6.88 mi / 1227 ft gain
    Ptarmigan Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Seward, Alaska.
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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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  • Cooper Landing, Alaska

    Hike to the top of Slaughter Gulch

    5 mi / 2600 ft gain
    Slaughter Gulch Trail is a leg-busting 2600' ascent up Slaughter Mountain in Cooper Landing, Alaska. Covering only a few miles, the trail is steep and quite rocky in some places, requiring the use of trekking poles, all fours, or impeccable balance. Start off early at the small parking lot near t...
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