Campbell Tract Loop National Recreation Trail

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Campbell Tract Loop National Recreation Trail is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Anchorage, Alaska that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.5 miles
390 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


cross country skiing


horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips


trail running




wild flowers


Great creek. Watch the salmon as they move upstream to spawn. Over 730 acres of land in Alaska's largest city awaits the day hiker. This area is one of the most popular areas used by locals. Over 12 miles of trails are here for you to explore. The area is home to moose, bears, wolves and salmon as they move upstream during the summer. Dogs and horses are allowed as well as bicycles. Maps of the trails can be found in the Google search below. Be sure and stop by the Campbell Creek Science Center during your stay. View Point Trail is also known as the Tour of Anchorage Trail. This is a nice trail that gives a leisurely hike through gentle terrain. Wildlife viewing is good in this area year round. Salmon can be seen spawning at the trailhead during the summer months.

2 months ago

Really enjoyed this trail. Feel safe enough to bring the kids along next time and if u have a decent jogging stroller u can bring it on this hike ! Plenty of people around !

Sunday, January 08, 2017

very beautiful during the winter. dogs are allowed and most are not on leashes. you do share the trail with bike riders, sled dogs, and cross country skiing.. Didnt see any wild animals but thats not to say they didnt see me or hear

mountain biking
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

So many trails to explore

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Took my dog. It was a nice trail and even saw people on horses. Great creeks for the dog to drink from and play in.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

This is an easy walk, mostly flat, not much elevation change. Pleasant short hike for a couple of hours. A variety of trails to choose from. Be ready to share the trail with other walkers, runners, bicyclists, and dogs. This is a very popular recreational area. There are designated trails for dog sleds, too.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Took the family out today for a walk. Beautiful day to get out. 5 mile easy loop. Lots of runners and bikers out.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

great easy trails if you're looking to do an easy pace and just relax. Beautiful year round picture opportunities of the main bridge.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

We parked near the science center and followed the creek. Beautiful water and very relaxing.

trail running
Monday, May 30, 2016

Nice system of trails. Great for running, biking, hiking and dog friendly.

Monday, April 11, 2016

It was really pretty! Good for jogging and very pretty

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Awesome trail.

Saturday, August 01, 2015


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Beautiful area to hike and enjoy. Very easy for the young kids to hike ad play.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Really nice trails and some great views of some local creeks. During salmon season it is a high bear trafficked area, so be prepared if you head here during peak salmon season.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Easy hike and it was fun

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Our favorite place to hike. :)

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Some bears in the area.... Few people got mauled by bears in th past, but its a nice place ....just be prepare

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Amazing hiking, stay very aware of your surroundings as there quite a few bear, moose, etc in the vicinity. It's nothing to see about 15 piles of moose scat and a few bear signs while hiking. Beautiful scenery and pieces of historical significance. My favorite quick hiking trailer in Anchorage.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Awesome trails year round!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Good place to hike. There are many tails within this one trail.

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