Campbell Gorge Hike is a 3.8 mile loop trail located near Anchorage, Alaska and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, horses, and mountain biking and is best used from March until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 3.8 miles Elevation Gain: 803 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

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mountain biking

Great little hike that gives a fantastic view! A nice hike that pays off with a great view of Campbell Creek Gorge and the city down below. Follow the trail from the parking lot, taking a left on the Spencer Loop Trail after you cross the bridge. After about 0.85 miles you will come to the part of the trail called Wall Street. As the trail starts to turn to the south, there will be a foot path leading east up the hill. Follow this path for 0.17 miles till you reach an intersection. Head left and downhill till you come out on a ledge that gives a wonderful view of Campbell Creek far below and a view of Anchorage in the distance. You can hike back the way you came or follow Spencer Loop Trail all the way around for added mileage. Trail is best hiked in the summer months. Spencer Loop Trail is open to cross country skiing only during the winter.

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bugs
5 days ago

Did a loop, was buggy toward the end. Apparently a bear has killed two moose calves nearby. No snow and very little mud.

hiking
10 days ago

Easy trail with rolling hills and packed down mud.

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rocky
17 days ago

5/20/2020 slightly muddy, some uphill but overall a very good trail and I would agree that it is moderate.

hiking
27 days ago

Great hike. Slightly muddy for a short but when getting on Wolverine Trail portion.

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muddy
28 days ago

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28 days ago

Just did this trail today. The portion between Spencer Loop and Wolverine Trail was a little muddy still in some spots, but nothing my 4 year old’s crocs couldn’t handle :).

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muddy
1 month ago

To be honest I wasn’t a fan of this trail. It has a nice constant climb, but the views are a little anticlimactic. I was hoping for better views of the gorge... there were no views of the gorge. It was kind of weird how the trail just stops randomly on Wolverine trail and just turns around. I tried to find the trail that loops around from Wolverine, but it must be really overgrown as I could only find trails that looked like game trails. I am happy I went the end though because I saw a Porcupine in a tree right before the turn around point! Adorbs!! Trail was really muddy the entire loop. I don’t think I’ll do this one again.

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty muddy, but nice to get out before the brush closes in. Apparently there have been recent black bear sightings, but we saw no signs.

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icy
6 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

This is a nice hike with a brief elevation climb. There are various trails branching off if you’d like to detour or extend the distance. The trail is fairly well maintained and easy to follow if you’re using the All Trails map.

mountain biking
10 months ago

good biking trail; well maintained. i’m not really a mountain biker; a trail biker is a more fitting description. but there were some off the beaten path trails for the more advanced.

awesome trail. Went solo with 2 dogs, pasted. few people and bikes. trail is grassy but obviously used. some hills but not hard.

hiking
Tue Sep 18 2018

I like that it's more secluded that the airstrip hike and the greater elevation change. There's lots of trail work going on so be careful you stay on track. This app helped a lot for that. Saw moose and lots of bear scat so be careful/ prepared while out and about.

walking
Tue Sep 04 2018

Great little walk! Easy to follow directions. The view at the end might be better once the leaves start falling- the foliage didn’t allow for much viewing of the river. But Anchorage in the distance was cool. Somewhere between easy and moderate walk altogether.

Sun Jul 22 2018

Good easy hike, nothing too steep. If you do choose to go out on the spur at the eastern point of the loop you have the option to continue on several other trails. Reccomend keeping this app and your phone's location service on during the hike as a quick reference tool as there are a few forks where it isnt clear which way to go. Overall good time and great view of the city if you go out on the eastern spur.

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Sun Jul 01 2018

This is a favorite of ours when we just want to do a little hiking or geocaching in city limits.

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Tue Feb 13 2018

don't go in the winter it sucks....everything is groomed for skiing

Sat Aug 19 2017

There's just a milieu of trails back here, do know where your going. I saw lots bear poop! Nice maintained trail.

hiking
Wed Feb 08 2017

Not a good view of the gorge. Simple hike if you aren't looking for a view.

walking
Sun Oct 16 2016

A nice trail if you want to go for a walk and get out of the city while still being in the city.

hiking
Thu Sep 08 2016

Pleasant easy-to-moderate hike in Far North Bicentennial Park. Moose along the trail. Nice view of Anchorage below. Lots of bear scat; no bears seen along our path.

Fri Sep 02 2016

Great view of the city. Saw a moose pop out of the bushes

hiking
Fri May 13 2016

Sunny, beautiful hike!

hiking
Thu Jul 04 2013

that was awesome,amazing view hiking with my friends,and a lot of fan for dogs:))) in the end you can play with snow:)))

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12 days ago

recorded Recording - May 23, 04:00 PM

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