We absolutely love the fall season and all of the beauty it adds to our already beautiful state. It is prime conditions for some relaxed yet stunning hikes. Here are some places to check out this month before the leaves are gone and the real colder weather is upon us. Just remember to always pack prepared with layers, snacks, water and proper footwear!

 

Palmer-Moose Creek Railroad Trail (Palmer)

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The whole hike is 6.1 miles one way, along an old railroad bed, and you get a great look at the Chugach mountains only a mile in! Stunning views and not far from downtown Palmer.

 

Exit Glacier (Seward)

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Located in the seaside town of Seward, this 8.6 mile trail to the glacier comes with jaw dropping autumn views all along the way.

 

Trail of Blue Ice (Girdwood)

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This trail borders along the bottom of the Portage Valley in Chugach National Forest and a few miles in you can see the stunning “blue ice” glacial lake.

 

Thunderbird Falls (Eagle River)

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Another hike that heads into the Chugach National Forest, this trail is 1.8 miles long and at the end, you are graced by the beauty of a 200 foot waterfall! 

 

Angel Rocks (Fairbanks)

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You can start this trail at mile marker 49 on Chena Hot Springs Road. Inside you’ll be amazed at the huge rocks and stunning views.