The first three miles of each end of the trail lead to the timberline. You begin in verdant spruce forests in the valley and quickly get into expansive alpine tundra. This is a very scenic hike and can be done in three days - though 4-5 may be more comfortable - if you plan to hike it end-to-end, and most locals recommend that you start at the upper trailhead. The trail loops around the entire Angel Creek drainage system. There is good berry-picking here in the fall. There is also a public use cabin that can be rented out in advance for a fee.
Chena Dome Trail