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Alaskan Hiking Groups

Get out and enjoy Alaska's long summer days with a hike. To find a hiking buddy, here's a list of Alaska hiking groups compiled from various Facebook posts, meetup groups and websites. The groups range from easy family-friendly to more challenging for experienced hikers. Some welcome anyone; others are women only and are geared for various ability levels. I included website and/or Facebook links if available. If you know of others, just send me a message and I will include.

Anchorage Trail Walkers -
Website says: "We get out 2-3 times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during the day, usually at 10am."

Kenai Peninsula Outdoor club on Meetup (Very active - open to all

Alaska Outdoors
As per website, hosts 2 hikes on Monday and Thursday year around.

Alaskan Wild Women Hiking & Backpacking Group
Website states: "This is a group for the ladies of Alaska to get together for all things hiking and backpacking as well as other outdoors adventures too. We will have fun trekking throughout South Central Alaska and also getting together for other planned events such as trip planning sessions, meet and greets, and trail recipe swaps and whatever else we want. All experience levels are welcome."

Women Who Hike Alaska -

Hike Like A Woman Alaska: Typically women only, but may host “family style” events where everyone is welcome. All skill levels, though the hikes will vary in difficulty

Thick Chicks with Hiking Sticks (slower pace) 

She Hikes - Matsu / Anchorage (females only, moderate/difficult hikes, faster paced) (Anchorage) (Matsu)

Women Who Explore Alaska -
Facebook page states: 
"Our mission at Women Who Explore is to inspire every woman to get outdoors, to try something new, to push boundaries and to help check off your bucket list. We are not experts, nor are we superior athletes. We are regular women who love to get outdoors."  

(Baby Toddler Groups)
Hike it baby - lots of different areas - 5 miles or less, hiking with baby/toddlers 
Anchorage-Matsu Tiny Trekkers - Families with kids of all ages, kid-paced

(General Fitness/Outdoor Activities which may include hiking.)

Hiking Groups in Anchorage  (webpage)

Outdoors & Adventure Groups in Anchorage 

Buddy Up - Find a Fitness Partner or Group
Website states: "Anyone that wants to make fitness part of their life. Anyone that wants to inspire others to stick with it and encourages them to reach their fitness goals."

AK Outdoor Activities-

Anchorage Adventures -
Website states: "We host a wide spectrum of outdoor activities. Many of our events require strong safety awareness, good personal fitness, advanced skills, and quality outdoor gear. Our core participants are older adults (age thirty and up) with a fair amount of outdoor experience. We are not geared toward beginners or those just thinking about getting fit. Our events are generally not suitable for children."

***I am not endorsing these groups - just providing info so you can find the hiking group that's right for you. Happy Trails!*** 
(Updated 8/23/22)

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