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Angel Rocks Trail is a 3.6 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.

Length 3.6 mi Elevation gain 1,204 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Lake

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Muddy

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Jamie Rinehart
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Hiking

This hike will get your blood pumping. It’s doable for most anyone but there is some incline! I didn’t go up the boardwalk but think that is the more gradual side to go up. Along the river was a little mud and some mosquitoes. The view at the top is great so it’s worth it! Trailhead is well marked from the road and there are pit toilets. There is a parking fee but think it was only 5.00. I would definitely recommend this hike!

Matt Morrow
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Hiking

Great trail with & amazing view at the top. I highly recommend this hike for those who visit this part of the state.

Bradley Peterson
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HikingBugs

Nice hike. Great views. Fun times with the boys. This is what it’s all about. Some pretty steep parts but well worth the effort. Plenty to climb on up at the top.

Greg Helton
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HikingBugsMuddy

Mosquitos stayed pretty persistent for most of the hike. Always a solid hike though.

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Cathy Oakes
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HikingBugsMuddy

It’s Alaska so expect mosquitoes. Trail is muddy in spots but it was a beautiful day.

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Melanie Pabst
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HikingBugs

I loved this trail!! Took my 2 pups and they did great. Did the full loop. TONS of mosquitoes at the beginning and end, anywhere within the trees honestly. Ate me alive but made it. Views were rad and having tons of spots to scramble up to and just admire the view were amazing. 10/10 would recommend. Will absolutely be back this summer.

Elba Vasquez
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HikingBugsFeeRocky

Great trail to hike. We did the loop around. Lots of bugs at the beginning and end. Some hard rock climbing but the views were all worth it! Hiked 7/9/20

Brian W.
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HikingBlowdown

Plenty of rain lately. Trail in great shape. Couple trees across the trail.

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Mark Britton
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Hiking

The trail was in pretty good shape when we went in May of 2020. Fairly easy with views that definitely make it worthwhile.

Johh Mitchell
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Hiking

The wife and I did the Angel Rocks Trail 3.6mi. Nice trail, nice scenery, and the hike was fun. I would recommend getting there before 10am. The parking lots were full. Pet friendly. We seen all kinds of skill levels on the trail. This trail is can be done by all ages. Most people were wearing tennis shoes. Views are awesome.

Nina Adams
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Just hiked this today and took the whole family. We had a great time and my 6 year old even made it. It gets steep at the board walk but the view at the top is worth it. We will definitely be doing this trail again!

Dat Truong
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Hiking

Very nice trail. Be prepared for some climbing. The view up top is spectacular.

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Stephanie Morris
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Hiking

Just did this hike for the first time over the weekend. Started early, about 9am. Trail was dry, gets steep once you reach the boardwalk. Full sun at the top with stunning views.

Timothy Gordinier
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HikingRocky

Great trail with some steep points near the top but breathtaking views made it worth it. The backside of the trail is pretty slick with loose gravel in multiple spots.

Andie Pivetta
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Rocky

Love this hike. Awesome views at the top.

Heather Thomas
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Hiking

Beautiful Mother’s Day Hike, trail conditions were near perfect. The hardest part was the trail along the river and only because we had a 3 year old to hold hands with. There was still some snow and ice making it a singlefoot trail but should be gone soon with the high temps. Lots of people and dogs today, nice to see so many families enjoying nature.

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Chance Williams
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Hiking

Did this last weekend of April and it was in great shape. Some mud, but if you just walk in the better soil right on side of the trail it’s perfectly fine. You can get it done in tennis shoes.

Matt Petruso
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HikingIcy

3rd time doing the hike, it was very icy this time. Be sure to bring yak trax or snow shoes for the second half.

Kiley Gilbert
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HikingBugsRocky

I’m not a hiker, but took on Angel Rocks for something to do during my first few weeks in Alaska. It was absolutely beautiful and SO worth it.

Lauren Kohntopp
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HikingSnow

Made it to the top and back, would recommend for younger age groups this time of year unless using snow shoes. It was a blast but spent a lot of time falling into holes in the snow because it could not support our weight. Definitely slippery coming down but is doable without spikes or snowshoes if athletic. Beautiful views this time of year!

Kevin Pust
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road isn't plowed and unable to access parking lot.

Sarah Schaefer
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HikingSnow

If you want to make it to the peak make sure you have snowshoes! Trail was great but it stopped at the peak; the snow wasn’t packed down beyond that. There are a few downed trees that you have to go over or under. Very doable. Views at the top are worth it. Will get your heart rate up so dress in layers! This was my first time snowshoeing and I loved every minute of it! Perfect trail to try it on! And the snowshoes made the rocky steep portions easy!

Aidan Warner
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Hilla Bee
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Hiking

Always worth the climb to the top. You have to be very careful on the rocks, I’ve known a few people who’ve gotten seriously injured.

Blair C.
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HikingFeeRockySnow

With a little extra effort, hiking Angel Rocks through the snow is definitely worth it. I hiked with rugged, off-trail snowshoes the entire way which was extremely helpful, and at a minimum microspikes are probably required unless you want to spend hours slipping and sliding. The north side of the loop past the top has very deep snow and I saw postholing tracks that would have been above my knees, but the south side of the loop had a little less snow and was slightly more packed down. It took me right around 3 hours to finish, including a 20 minute break at the top, but it’s a peaceful and beautiful 3 hours! After the hike, I went to Chena Hot Springs and soaked in the springs for a while, it was perfect!

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