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Hiking-Haines-Trails
Hiking US

Hiking – Haines Trails

Battery Point Trail Length 1.2 miles, no elevation gain, location: from Fort Seward, walk east along Beach Rd. and up hill to end of (about 1.25 miles past Portage Cove Campground). Trail leads to beach (1 mile) and across…

National-Historic-Trails-Iditarod
Hiking US

National Historic Trails – Iditarod

Jurisdiction: Bureau of Land Management Established: 1978 Route: 2,450 miles, main route 900 (3,945 km, main route 1,450) The Iditarod is a system of historic trails made famous by Alaska gold prospectors and their dog teams during the late…

Arctic National Park
Destination Hiking US

Gates of the Arctic National Park

Arctic Alaska is one of the greatest wilderness areas in the world. It is a delicate balance of tundra, boreal forest, coastal plains, and mountains. It’s vastness is deceiving because the Arctic ecosystem is extremely fragile and is easily…

Monte Sano State Park
Hiking

Monte Sano State Park

General Location. On Monte Sano Mtn., adjacent to Huntsville. Length & Difficulty: 2 miles; easy. Elevation Change: 200 feet maximum. What’s Special: Interesting rock formation. Topo Maps: Huntsville USGS 7.5 degree quad.…

Huntsville Land Trust Trails
Hiking

Huntsville Land Trust Trails

The Huntsville Land Trust The Huntsville Land Trust is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving nature within Madison County. The Trust acquires land by buying it or encouraging donations from property owners. Monte Sano is their biggest project; over…

backcountry-hiking
Camping

Concentrate Impacts in High-Use Areas

Concentrating use in popular or high-use areas is a simple and effective method to reduce the impact of a backcountry visit. Main travel corridors and popular destinations usually have well-established trails and campsites. Continued use causes little additional impact…