Get Outside And Hike

Dated: 09/29/2016

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Get Outside and Hike!

One of the best things about living in Alaska is that your don’t have to go very far to experience some of the most breathtaking sights in the entire world. We can even go as far as saying a gym membership isn’t necessarily required because living a healthy lifestyle is possible year-round right in your backyard! An added bonus? More often than not, these activities are absolutely free! 

We love getting outside and clearing our heads with a good old-fashioned hike! With changing seasons, hiking along the Alaskan trails can be majestic all on it’s own. Witness the beauty of fall firsthand, with leaves changing colors from green to warm hues, while feeling the crisp autumn air flow through your hair. One of our favorite trails - also good for beginners or visitors, is the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail in Anchorage. This 11-mile stretch running from downtown to Kincaid Park is perfectly groomed for a leisurely stroll, a long run or a short hike. Be sure to take in the view overlooking Sleeping Lady and the inlet, where many have fallen in love with Alaska’s breathtaking sunsets (the last time we were trotting with our dog through here, we even got to see a couple get engaged!) 

If intense trails are more of your thing, preparation for autumn elements is key. Defeat heat thieves by covering exposed skin with gloves, a hat, a neck gaiter, and a face shield. When it comes to gear, check out this awesome checklist. has rated these awesome backpacks the best of 2016. Be sure to share some of the photos from your autumn adventures with us on our Facebook page, so we can see all of the outdoor beauty Alaska has to offer. Happy hiking!

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