Alaska Guide

I’m currently writing and mapping guides to hiking and general travel/tourism to destinations all over Alaska. My focus is on sharing beautiful, photogenic locations that would most interest hikers and photographers, but the guide is open to anyone!

view from Mastodon Dome
Mastodon Dome Hike

The approximately 12-mile round-trip Mastodon Dome hike in the White Mountains of Alaska is located on the south side of the Steese...

Wild and Trailless – Denali National Park
Wild and Trailless – Denali National Park

It wasn't easy to decide to post route info and GPS data from my trips in Denali National Park. The National Park...

A moulin on the Worthington Glacier
Worthington Glacier Hikes

Description for a few backcountry hikes possible near the Worthington Glacier starting at 2-miles and up. Maps, photos, and information.

Reflection at Horseshoe Lake, one of the Denali National Park Entrance Trails
Denali National Park Entrance Trails

Map and descriptions for numerous trails near the entrance and Visitor Center to Denali National Park. Trails for all walkers and hikers.

Bridal Veil Falls in Keystone Canyon near Valdez, Alaska
Keystone Canyon – Valdez Sightseeing

Keystone Canyon is a gorgeous 3-mile long canyon with enormous waterfalls and cliffsides near Valdez, Alaska. There are numerous hiking trails in...

Alaska SeaLife Center
Alaska SeaLife Center

The Alaska SeaLife Center is a phenomenal non-profit research institution, rescue and rehabilitation facility, and public aquarium all rolled into one. Sadly,...

Gorgeous and endless views of the White Mountains from the summit
McManus Mountain Hike

McManus Mountain is an excellent hike through tundra and alpine terrain near the twelve-mile summit off the Steese Highway. The area is...

Mt. Prindle and Wind Chimes, large tors on a ridge
Mt. Prindle via Nome Creek

Trail description and map for a popular 2-3 day hike up Mt. Prindle from Nome Creek in the White Mountain National Recreation...

denali viewed from the thorofare ridge
Mt. Thoro and Thorofare Ridge – Hiking Guide

Route information for hiking Mt. Thoro and the Thorofare Ridge. Both hikes are off-trail, although fairly easy to navigate through rocky alpine...

View of clouds over Wander Lake at the Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary in Fairbanks, Alaska
Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary and Nature Trail

The nature trails at the Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary are a wonderful quiet spot to walk around Wander Lake and a perfect spot...

map of hiking and travel locations in alaska
Alaska Guide Map (Full)

Map to travel and hiking locations around Alaska. Each location has a link to a guide on that spot with more detail...

Twin Bears Trails
Twin Bears Trails

The Twin Bears Trail is a relatively easy day hike at mile 29.5 Chena Hot Springs Road. The approximately 5-mile hike gains...

Caribou running across alpine tundra at the top of the Eielson Alpine Trail
Eielson Alpine Trail – Denali National Park Hiking

The Eielson Alpine Trail is a short, steep hike at the Eielson Visitor Center in Denali National Park. Great views of the...

Worthington Glacier State Recreation Site
Worthington Glacier State Recreation Site

The Worthington Glacier State Recreation Site is a great roadside stop near Valdez along the Richardson Highway with incredible views of the...

College Glacier – Hiking Guide
College Glacier – Hiking Guide

Info on hiking College Creek to College Glacier near the Hoodoos on the southern part of the Delta Mountains in the Alaska...

Teklanika Foothills Hike
Teklanika Foothills Hike

A fun, short (~5 mile), back-country, off-trail hike in the Teklanika foothills in Denali National Park. Open tundra and great views of...

Wickersham Dome Trail
Wickersham Dome Trail

Wickersham Dome Trail is a 6-7 mile out-and-back hike that travels through boreal forest to rocky alpine tundra. Great day hike near...

Aurora Borealis Viewing from Murphy Dome
Aurora Borealis Viewing from Murphy Dome

Murphy Dome is a great place to view the aurora borealis from September to April in Fairbanks, Alaska. Directions, map, and some...

Viewing and Photographing the Northern Lights
Viewing and Photographing the Northern Lights

Tips on viewing and photographing the northern lights. Where to see the northern lights and how to plan your aurora chasing vacation!

Table Top Mountain Trail
Table Top Mountain Trail

Table Top Mountain Trail is a 3.5-mile hike with a short extension to the summit of a treeless, mesa-like mountain with great...

Gulkana Glacier Hike
Gulkana Glacier Hike

The Gulkana Glacier area has much to offer, including day-hiking, backpacking or mountaineering expeditions, or just a roadside view of the glacier.

Healy Overlook Trail
Healy Overlook Trail

The Healy Overlook Trail is a steep yet well-maintained, easy-to-follow, and relatively short 4.7-mile hike and offers gorgeous Alaska Range views.

Granite Tors Trail
Granite Tors Trail

Hiking guide to the 15-mile Granite Tors Loop in the Chena River State Rec Area. A moderately intense day hike or overnight...

Castner Glacier – Hiking Guide
Castner Glacier – Hiking Guide

A casual back-country day hike to a large glacier, or start of a mountaineering adventure, the Castner Glacier offers great hikes and...

Solomon Gulch Hatchery – Valdez, Alaska
Solomon Gulch Hatchery – Valdez, Alaska – Wildlife Viewing

The Solomon Gulch Hatchery is a great place in Valdez, Alaska to potentially see Steller sea lions, seals, otters, eagles, bears, and,...

Savage Alpine Trail
Savage Alpine Trail

The Savage Alpine Trail is a 6.5-mile loop or 4.2-mile point-to-point day hike in Denali National Park with beautiful alpine vistas and...

Looking over Exit Glacier and into the Harding Icefield from the Harding Icefield Trail
Harding Icefield Trail

Hiking guide with photos to the Harding Icefield Trail in the Kenai Fjords National Park near Seward, Alaska. Easily one of the...

The terminus of the Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park
Exit Glacier Trails

Fed by the 700 square miles (1813 square km) Harding Icefield in the Kenai Mountains, Exit Glacier is one of the most...

Canwell Glacier and Rainbow Basin – Hiking Guide
Canwell Glacier and Rainbow Basin – Hiking Guide

The Canwell Glacier is an approximately 10-mile long valley glacier on the south side of the Delta Mountains in the Eastern Alaska...

Angel Rocks – Trail Guide
Angel Rocks – Trail Guide

The hike is steep, but not for long. It’s just less than 1-mile of climbing, and the steepest section is very short-lived...

aspen trees in the snow at Creamer's Field in Fairbanks, Alaska
Creamer’s Field

Creamer's Field - Migratory Waterfowl Refuge is a 2,200-acre wildlife refuge on a historic (non-operating) dairy farm. It is open to the...

Savage River Day-hike
Savage River Day-hike

The Savage River Loop is a 1.7 mile long well-maintained trail in Denali National Park that begins at the Savage River parking...

The entrance of the Museum of the North at the University of Alaska Fairbanks
Museum of the North

Photos and review of the Museum of the North in Fairbanks Alaska. A great place to visit and spend time learning the...