Over 110 miles of hiking trails traverse the Kenai Refuge, ranging from easy front-country walks perfect for families to multi-day strenuous hikes into wilderness.  These trails provide unique access, breathtaking vistas and great daytrip opportunities for visitors.

Learn about Hiking in Wilderness 
Visit our Maps site to download maps of all the trails on the refuge.
For a list of Popular Day Hikes download our Refuge Reflections Visitor Guide.

 Day Hiking - What to Bring


  • Water and high-calorie food
  • Clothing: sturdy shoes, rain gear, and different layers which you can add or take off as needed. Wool and polar fleece are good choices because they keep you warm when wet.
  • Pocket knife
  • Map and compass
  • First aid kit
  • Waterproof matches
  • Whistle Pocketknife
  • Bug repellent
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Camera, binoculars, and field guides