Guided Hiking Tours for Adults, Teens, & Families

We operate our Guided Hiking Tours into our local Chugach State Park – The Great, Wild, Beautiful backyard of Anchorage

Come Explore the Anchorage Backcountry with us. Now offering half-day and full-day hiking tours.

Both Summer and Winter hikes offer up some of the most amazing experiences; it is at once awe-inspiring as it is peaceful, beautiful yet reserved. There are several trails in our Chugach State park which offer up amazing hikes to experience in both summer & winter landscapes. Some are ascents on Mountain ridges, while others are gentler walks in forested trails and alpine valleys.

Due to Covid precautions we will not be able to provide any transportation. We will contact you before the hike and agree on a trail based on what you would like to see and your physical abilities.

On the day of the hike we will meet at 9:00 am at the agreed upon trail head.

Along the way we will discuss local flora, fauna, geology, and history of the area. You can take a moment to enjoy the majestic beauty of our backcountry and fully immerse yourself in the moment. Bring a camera-we adhere to the “leave no trace” philosophy-take only pictures and memories, leave only footprints.

Scroll down to see our Half and Full Day Hike offerings, as well as our gear list and participant registration forms.

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Scroll down & Book a Hike with us – We look forward to meeting you on the trail!

Half-Day Hikes

  • 4-6 hours
  • Difficulty: easy to moderate – must be able to hike 2-6 miles with a 5-10 pound pack.
  • Terrain: uneven, mostly flat valley floors, some ascents & uphills/downhills
  • Best for: Views, wildlife, families, short excursions

This tour-Hiking into Alaska’s Great, Wild Beauty- is an easy/moderate half-day hike, and runs for 4 -5 hours into the great wild beauty of Anchorage’s backyard backcountry. It is a gentler hike with some uphills, and great views while trekking along our majestic valley floors. This hike requires the physical stamina and strength to hike for a half day anywhere from 2 to 6 miles while carrying a 5-10 pound pack.

Full-Day Hikes

  • 6-8 hours
  • Difficulty: moderate to challenging – must be able to hike 6-12 miles with a 5-15 pound pack.
  • Terrain: uneven, mostly up & down hill, encompassing: valley floors, rocky ascents, steeper mountain terrain.
  • Best for: Views galore, wildlife, getting farther out with less people, glaciers, full-day nature immersion

This tour – Full-Day Anchorage Hiking Tour – is a 6-8 hour hike into the great wild beauty of Anchorage’s backyard backcountry. It is a more challenging hike, with steeper, more rocky terrain and requires the physical stamina and strength to hike for a full day anywhere from 6 to 12 miles while carrying a 10-15 pound pack.

What people are saying: our reviews from past hikes

More information:

Participant Registration Form

Please fill out the following form prior to your hike with us.

Gear Lists

Please use our Gear Lists as a general guide to follow. Let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Chances are, we have extra gear to lend you if needed.

SAFETY FIRST! Safety is of utmost importance to us.

We therefore have safety protocols in the event of an emergency or necessary field medicine.  Our lead guides are CPR/ first aid and/or Wilderness First Aid certified at a minimum while some are certified at a higher level of Wilderness First Responder.  All personnel at Into the Woods, LLC have background checks and references.  All guides will carry appropriate radios and communication equipment as well as bear spray.  All guides are trained in and follow wildlife and environmental safety standards both at work and during their personal recreation in the great outdoors.