Day Hiking Southcentral Alaska (Paperback)

Anchorage Area, Kenai Peninsula, Mat-Su Valley

By Lisa Maloney

Mountaineers Books, 9781680510669, 320pp.

Publication Date: February 25, 2019

List Price: 21.95*
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" Lisa Maloney] knows these trails inside and out because she's hiked them all.... If you're new to hiking in this region, this book is a must-have; if you're a veteran hiker, the color photos will inspire you to revisit your favorite ridges and forests or to try a familiar trail in an unfamiliar season." -Alaska Magazine
  • Hikes within driving distance of Anchorage and its environs
  • 100 day hikes, from iconic to beginner to lung-burner
Day Hiking: Southcentral Alaska features 100 day hikes in the populous region around the Greater Anchorage area. Starting with the immense and accessible Chugach State Park, the guide includes hikes north of the city to include the Matanuska-Susitna Valley and Hatcher Pass areas, and also trails near Eagle River, Palmer, and Wasilla. There are hikes along Cook Inlet and Turnagain Arm, including near Girdwood, Portage Glacier, and Whittier, as well as all of the Kenai Peninsula--Chugach National Forest, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Kachemak Bay State Park and State Wilderness Park, Soldotna, Homer, and more.
  • "Hikes at a Glance" highlights features of each hike
  • Difficulty rating, elevation gain, distance, and best season for each trail
  • Detailed driving directions to trailheads
  • Useful trail icons for dog-friendliness, glaciers, lakes, and more
  • Convenient, compact, and packable size
  • Full-color photos throughout