Lake Clark National Park is a hidden gem among Alaska’s parks. The park is located about 100 miles southwest of Anchorae but there are no roads into the park. The only access is by plane with Port Alsworth being a primary point of entry and jumping off spot for adventures into the backcountry of the park for some unequalled hiking and backpacking trips.
Our Lake Clark trips include the cost of flying from Anchorage to Port Alsworth as well as the final bush flight in a smaller float plane that drops us at our backcountry starting point. One of the great features of the park are the large lakes allowing trips that go from lake to lake, providing the opportunity to do some fishing.
Treks originates in Anchorage and fly first to Port Alsworth and from there we take the final bush flight in a smaller float plane that drops us in the backcountry. All flights are included in the cost of our Lake Clark treks. So while the cost might seem higher than some other trips it includes all of the transportation costs. Also, because we depart Anchorage and land in the backcountry on Day 1 of the trek, no extra days are required travelling across the state.
Lake Clark includes a variety of features including the junction of three mountain ranges, a rainforest coastline on Cook Inlet, a plateau of alpine tundra, glaciers, lakes, salmon-bearing rivers, and two volcanoes - Mount Redoubt and Mount Iliamna. Redoubt is active, erupting in 1989 and 2009. The wide variety of ecosystems in the park mean that virtually all major Alaskan animals, terrestrial and marine, may be seen in and around the park. A variety of Alaska hiking trips are possible in this park.
High alpine route through amazing Alaska lake country. This is a lake to lake backpacking trip with the added bonus of opportunities to fish at the lakes along the way. Trip originates with flight out of Anchorage so the day we depart is same day we start backpacking in this Alaska gem of a park. Challenging at times but worh it.
A unique Alaska backpacking trip in our line up. Features a wide-open itinerary centered around exploration, ridge hiking and moderate summit hikes. We craft this trip around the group’s interests - sometimes there is more backpacking and sometimes more stops along the way to just explore the Alaska high country.