While we certainly make a living fishing for delicious salmon and trophy rainbow trout, hiking through the breathtaking Alaskan wilderness is a strong passion of ours here at Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge. Some of the best Alaska hiking trails lie deep within the massive, strikingly beautiful Chugach National Forest, which spans nearly seven million acres in Southcentral Alaska. The next time you’re spending a week king salmon fishing in Alaska, ask about our extensive guided hikes through the Alaskan Bush.
Easy, Moderate, or Difficult?
Any visiting angler here in Cooper Landing, Alaska, can substitute fishing trips with other outdoor adventures. Hiking in Alaska is one of the most popular alternatives at the Drifter’s Lodge. We offer guided hiking expeditions at three levels: easy, moderate, and difficult. It’s important to know your abilities before arriving. We’ll go over general safety tips before each journey as well, but remember to bone up beforehand. The hikes in Alaska are bigger, better, and wilder than anywhere else in North America, which means you need to be prepared.
The Best Alaska Hiking Trails
Take a quick gander at our offered hiking expeditions by clicking here. We offer 15 guided hikes at Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge, all of which have been meticulously scouted by our experts. Our most popular “easy” hike is the Ptarmigan Creek trail, a lush forest journey through cottonwood, spruce, and hemlock trees. Ptarmigan Creek is plump with red salmon fighting their way upstream. The hike also features a grand view of spectacular Ptarmigan Lake, which is surrounding by tall mountain peaks.
One of the most challenging Alaska hiking trails in our lineup is Slaughter Gulch, a steep, rewarding four-mile out-and-back journey near Cooper Landing, Alaska. The climax of this steep ascent offers genuinely breathtaking panoramic views of snow-capped mountains, the Kenai River, and lush forestry. The Crescent Lake hike is a “moderate” hike through hemlock forests and grassy meadows on a tranquil journey to one of the most beautiful bodies of water in the Chugach National Forest. You’ll spot plenty of birds, wildlife, fireweed, and blueberries.
Alaska Cabin Rentals
When you’re not salmon fishing on the Kenai River or hiking through the Chugach National Forest, you’ll want to spend as much time as possible around your cozy cabin rental. Relax with a fresh cup of Joe on your private porch, rest peacefully underneath a warm handmade quilt, and bask in the riverside sauna. Give us a call at 1-907-595-5555 to learn more about our fully-customizable, all-inclusive fishing packages.