Angel Rocks Trail

MODERATE 53 reviews

Angel Rocks Trail is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fairbanks, Alaska that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1210 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

1 month ago

I’ve done this loop several times and done the main vertical as part of a larger ultra-marathon as well. I enjoy it every time. Mosquitoes can get a little gnarly during the summertime, but if you keep moving you’ll be just fine! From the top of the trail, you can access a trail that eventually leads to Chena Hot Springs, if that’s your cup of tea...

3 months ago

This trail is so beautiful, especially right after fall... during like the first snow fall! If you're a decent hiker you should be okay! Be careful on the rocks! But you should def. try and get that all natural high from climbing them! Totally worth it.

4 months ago

The trail was nice I would do it again.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful trail with plenty of viewing of the river and Angel rocks. Highly recommend a trip to the hot springs afterward to soak any sore muscles. Loved it!

hiking
4 months ago

It was ok. Nothing super special. Lots of traffic on the trail.

4 months ago

Easy hike to a beautiful overlook over the area

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

very nice to be able to hike up on the ruins of old volcanic activity; fairly easy trial, incline gets a little rough but there's an established trail making it nice. more than worth it for the short distance hike and the great views. there is even a natural spring that has a designated drinking area off of the main trail

hiking
6 months ago

Really nice trail. I didn't loop around I went towards Chena hot springs. This trail has wonderful views and is fairly easy due to being an established trail however the incline for a mile and a half make it a moderately difficult trail. I hike about a 25 min mile. No bear or moose scat good trail.

6 months ago

Wonderful hike up to rock formations! Don't forget to spray up because the MOSQUITOES ARE FEROCIOUS! Great view!

hiking
7 months ago

Popular/busy location. Great views. Flat start with a decent incline to the top. Gradual decline at the start then it starts to pick up towards the middle of the descent. Ends with the same flat part that you started on. $5 parking fee

7 months ago

The hike is steep but well worth it for the views at the top. If you continue and do the full loop the difficulty is on the harder side of "moderate". The footing can be unstable and there are points where it's easy to miss a trail turn. When I went yesterday there were several people, including a large group, who didn't follow the leash rule and let their dogs run freely and unattended amongst the other hikers. Every time I've gone on this hike there are lots of people on the first half, but on the back half the crowds thin out and you get some alone time with nature.

7 months ago

Gorgeous hike! Nice and quick if you just keep
trekking, but longer if,you like to explore the rock outcroppings. Topped it off with a trip to the springs and a nice dinner.

hiking
Monday, October 10, 2016

This was a great hike. It was fun and easy. Very dog friendly.

hiking
Monday, September 05, 2016

Fantastic views once you make it to the top! The trail gets quite steep both up and down so be sure to wear proper shoes. It's a beautiful walk at the beginning with the river running to the left side making the temp nice and cool then warming up as you ascend - keep an eye out for blueberries if it's the right season!

hiking
Sunday, August 14, 2016

A great hike - if moderate means some pretty steep slopes w loose gravel then on target. A great 3 hour hike that is no pushover but worth every view. See several rock formations, climb 1200 ft. It was great. An easy 52 miles from Fairbanks and right of the road

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Amazing trail!

hiking
Sunday, August 07, 2016

Excellent hike, but I highly recommend wearing/bringing bug spray. You can pick blueberries alone the way if they're in season. The views are absolutely beautiful. I was only worried about falling since the ground was muddy and I'm pregnant, but there's plenty to hold onto to prevent this.

Sunday, August 07, 2016

It was a long drive from Fairbanks to do this trail. However this trail is well marked and maintained. This challenging trail will take you along the Chenna river then begin on a fairly challenging 8-900 vertical foot climb to the top. Cool rock formations and great panoramic views of the valley and surrounding mountains provide for a dynamic experience.

hiking
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Beautiful, not too challenging until summit area.

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