Thing to Do

Hike up Tanalian Mountain

A woman stands on top of a rocky mountain looking out towards the turquoise water of Lake Clark

Ranger Recommendation

The trail is steep, bring a lot of water and snacks. It is usually colder and windier at the top of the mountain so it's smart to bring extra layers. Rain can occur anytime in Southwest Alaska. Be prepared with raingear even on sunny days.
Hike as far you want up the Tanalian Mountain Trail, which ascends quickly. This could be a short evening hike or if you're feeling adventurous, a day-long hike to the top.
The trail up Tanalian Mountain is steep and rigorous with stunning panoramic views of Lake Clark and the surrounding mountains.
There are bears in the area so children should be accompanied by adults. The steep trail might not be suitable for some children.
Pets are allowed in the park and preserve. However, because Lake Clark is excellent bear and moose habitat it is strongly encouraged that you leave your pets at home. Pets must be leashed at all times.
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
Port Alsworth is not connected to the road system.
Accessibility Information
The trail ascends steeply from about 650 ft to 3900 ft in roughly 2.5 miles. The surface can be muddy, slippery, rocky and some scrambling may be required.

Lake Clark National Park & Preserve

A hiker stands on a rocky peak above Lake Clark
Feel small among the big beauty of Lake Clark

NPS / A. Kirby

Epic Elevation

This strenuous hike offers plenty of heart-pumping exercise, summer wildflowers and possible sheep sightings. Enjoy stellar views of Lake Clark, Kontrashibuna Lake, Port Alsworth and the surrounding mountains.

Last updated: July 7, 2017