Northeast of Anchorage and Eagle River, the Peters Creek Trail is a 5 mile one-way trek with scenic views.
To reach the hiking trailhead from Anchorage, head northeast on Glenn Highway to Mile 21. Use the Peters Creek Exit. Using a local map, head southeast climbing on the network of city streets to the top street of Malcolm Drive where the unsigned trailhead is located.
Note: after the first five miles, an unmarked. unmaintained trail continues 11 miles to the treeline and open tundra, be sure to bring a map and compass as the trail can be lost easily. The old roadbed has steep, muddy sections with unbridged stream crossings.
Overall, Peters Creek Trail is the 30th most popular hiking trail of all 54 hikes in Alaska.