Alaska - Best Hikes & Paddles (Chapter)
This chapter contains the Best Hikes and Paddles chapter from Lonely Planet’s Alaska guidebook.
Much of Alaska’s wilderness is hard to reach for visitors with limited time or small budgets. The lack of specialized equipment, the complicated logistics of reaching remote areas and lack of backcountry knowledge keeps many out of the state’s great wilderness tracts such as the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). But that doesn’t mean you can’t sneak off on your own for a trek into the mountains or a paddle down an icy fjord. There are so many possible adventures in Alaska that even the most budget-conscious traveler can take time to explore what lies beyond the pavement.
Coverage includes: Chilkoot Trail, Petersburg Lake Trail, Misty Fiords National, Monument, Tracy Arm-Fords Terror, Wilderness, Iditarod National Historic Trail, Russian Lakes Trail, Resurrection Pass Trail, Cross Admiralty Island Canoe, Route, Swan Lake Canoe Route, Dixie Pass Route and Chena Dome Trail.
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