Little Coal Creek Trail

MODERATE 10 reviews
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Little Coal Creek Trail is a 6.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Talkeetna, Alaska that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.2 miles
1906 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


trail running




7 months ago

Amazing views of Denali. Pretty tough but so worth it if it’s clear or during sunset. Had amazing weather thankfully, almost too warm out. Woke up to a blue sky and gorgeous Denali. Pretty tough on the way up but it was one of my first backpacking trips. Definitely going back and would highly recommend!

9 months ago

Love thinking about this trail

10 months ago

10 months ago

Very hard at first easy in the middle hard at the end.

10 months ago

Amazing views of the big one. We did not have time to do the full ridge but we wanted a view of the mountain - and this delivered. Highly recommend!

11 months ago

Great trail! Straight up and straight back. Got to the top and lots of thunder. Scrambled down and went to the campgrounds at Byers Lake to get some shut eye.

11 months ago

Gorgeous views, well maintained trail

Saturday, April 22, 2017

We have hiked this one several times. The view from the top is spectacular. It is especially awesome if you can catch a sundown over Denali. There is still enough light to get down safely after the sun sets over Denali. The elevation gain is not that bad at all and the rest stops offer beautiful views.

5 months ago

8 months ago