Probably the most popular hike around Nome, the trek up Anvil Mountain is steep but affords a stunning view of the area. At the top, you’ll also found the White Alice antennas, the last remnants of a Cold War-era communication system the spanned the western parts of Alaska.
Races up Anvil Mountain are popular with the local running crowd and there are at least two or three organized runs each year. Running up and down the mountain can be done in 22 minutes, as proven by the local cross-country team. You may want to take it a little slower, to give yourself good footing on the scree, and to enjoy tundra flowers, wildlife and to look for the geocache hidden here!
Distance: 1 - 3 miles
Elevation Gain: 600 - 1062 feet