Alaska is by dar the largest state in the US and is largely unexplored. There are more state parks here than in any state. You could easily spend a lifetime exploring Alaska.
If you’re a camper or hiker who is interested in this state, then read below for a comprehensive guide of the four best places to camp and hike.
This adventure ranges for a duration of three to nine days. Not only this, but the hiking and camping can just as easy as it can be difficult; meaning, you can choose its intensity based on your skill level. This makes the area ideal for any hiker because no one is limited to a specific level of difficulty.
The Trek Alaska website contains testimonials of raving adventurers who describe having the time of their lives with these trails and climbs. A major benefit to this is that there are camping sites located throughout the area, so you don’t have to worry about finding lodging. The ground here is extremely rocky, using a backpacking hammock is advised along with a light weight down sleeping bag.
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Denali National Park and Preserve
The major benefit to hiking at Denali is that you’re not limited to going on-trail; instead, you have the opportunity of going off-track. Here, you can experience nature at its finest because there are few places where you can hike on-trail and when you can, they are very short hikes. No matter how experienced you are, there is plenty for you to learn at Denali National Park and Reserve.
Winner Creek Trailhead
If you’re looking for a place to bring your friends and family then Winner Creek is where you should be heading. There are two major trails: the lower and upper trails. The lower Winner Creek trail is three miles long and begins at a hotel. The major benefit of taking the lower trail is that you’ll have the opportunity to see Winner Creek Gorge. The upper trail is merely a few years old. It’s much longer than the lower trail, being that its nine miles long compared to three. Here, there are also several points; wherein, the trail meets with rivers and water. The view from Winner Creek is absolutely to-die-for!
Bishop’s Beach Trail
Are you looking for a trail that’s slightly more leisurely? Maybe you went too hard at the gym yesterday or you’re not quite ready to break out that sweat. Either way, Bishop’s Trail could be your next destination. You’ll have a wonderful view of the beach, so be sure to bring a camera because you’ll want to remember this experience!
Alaska is well-known for its frosty climate and beautiful scenery. What many do not know, however, is that Alaska is also one of the most ideal places to go for a hike or to camp. There is no doubt that your family and friends will love to go visit this state, whether it’s for a day or for a week. You’ll have a completely memorable experience to document with your camera, phone, or travel journal. So, book your spot as quickly as possible at one of the aforementioned trails.