Hike With Your Dog

the site where you won't be able to wipe the wag off your dog's tail


National Parks With Hiking

Aniakchak National Monument & Preserve

Bering Land Bridge National Preserve

Denali National Park & Preserve
Dogs are not allowed on the trails or in the backcountry but are allowed in campgrounds

Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve
This park is closed to dogs

Glacier Bay National Park
Accessible only by plane or by boat

Katmai National Park & Preserve
Dogs are allowed in all parts of the park except Brooks Camp

Kenai Fjords National Park
Dogs are not allowed on the trails in this park

Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park

Dogs are allowed on the boardwalks and all trails, save the Chilkoot Trail

Kobuk Valley National Park

Lake Clark National Park & Preserve
Dogs are allowed on the park's one trail

Noatak National Preserve

Sitka National Historic Park
Dogs are allowed throughout the park

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve
Dogs are allowed on the trails in America's largest park

Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve
Access is limited with no roads, maintained trails or public airstrips

Links to National Forests With Hiking

Chugach National Forest
Tongass National Forest

State Parks With Hiking
Alaska State Parks
Dogs are welcome in most Alaska state parks subject to posted restrictions.

 Anchor River State Recreation Area Big Lake Area Parks  Birch Lake State Recreation Site Caines Head State Recreation Area Captain Cook State Recreation Area Chena River State Recreation Area Chena River State Recreation Site Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Chugach State Park Clam Gulch State Recreation Area   Copper Basin Area Parks   Deep Creek State Recreation Area Delta Junction Area State Parks Denali State Park Glenn Hwy. Area Parks   Haines Area State Parks Harding Lake State Recreation Area Independence Mine State Historical Park Juneau Area Parks   Kachemak Bay State Park Kasilof Area State Parks Kenai River Special Management Area Kepler-Bradley Lakes SRA  Ketchikan Area Parks  Kodiak Area State Parks Lake Louise SRA  Matanuska and Sustina Valleys  Nancy Lake State Recreation Area Ninilchik State Recreation Area Point Bridget State Park Resurrection Bay State Marine Parks  Salcha River State Recreation Site Sitka Area State Parks Stariski SRS  State Marine Parks State Wilderness Park  Summit Lake State Recreation Site Tok Area Parks  Totem Bight State Historical Park Valdez Area Parks  Wasilla/Willow Area Parks   Wickersham State Historic Site Willow Creek SRA  Wood-Tikchik State Park Wrangell Area Parks and Marine Parks 



Share A Favorite Hike With Your Dog In Alaska

Your Dog's Favorite Hikes In Alaska

Submitted by Natalie I hiked in Alaska with multiple dogs in the summers of ,02 and ,03. In ,02, we did the Pinnel Mtn. Trail, about 30 miles of trail off of the Steese Hwy. It was great- the dogs were totally in their element! We had two dogs then, and they each carried a backpack with not only their food and water, but the extra stuff we couldn,t carry too. They loved the freedom to roam and were great! The next summer, we did the Chena Dome Trail, off of Chena Hot Springs road with three people and four dogs. Two of the dogs had packs, and carried all the "dog stuff with them. That was a very dry summer, and we had a hard time finding enough water for ourselves, yet the dogs were great at digging out and lapping up groundwater- they even pointed out water for us when we were running low!
These two trails are so great when you have dogs with you, as you rarely run into other people (or other dogs) who could get annoyed by your dogs. The only drawback is that you generally won,t see as much wildlife because the dogs are having so much fun chasing them around about a mile ahead of you. These are very challenging trails- especially Chena Dome, so if you have an older dog who may be slightly arthritic, I wouldn,t suggest it, as even our young healthy dogs were extremely stiff in the mornings. (Not as stiff as we were, though!)

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