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

Length 6.2 mi Elevation gain 1,906 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Hiking Nature trips Running Forest Views Wildlife
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Meg Keit
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Fun trail with rewarding views but it is a bit overgrown so be ready to move some brush

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Lewis Schnaper
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Nicholas Bell
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Jennifer Cortez
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We loved this trail!!! Narrow path with beauty around every single bend. We had to turn around about 2.25 miles in; but we loved every bit of it!

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Yilun Koethe
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HikingBugsMuddy

Amazing view up top.

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Kristy Bushee
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Charles Hamilton
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This is a great trail, well marked, well maintained, a few trees down but otherwise no problem, and the views once you pop up out above the brush line to the alpine is spectacular.

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May Essman
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HikingBugs

amazing views. a few knocked over trees but paths have been formed around them. once you get above the tree line the wind gets pretty bad.

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michael lawrence
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Trail was in great condition, there was a small amount of snow at the end 9/28/19 Excellent views the entire time. Starts in the forest and leads past a small pond to a few switchbacks (already open and visually gratifying) and then there is a mellow ridge that tapers off at the top to an alpine meadow kind of area. I found a wolverine print on the trail! A few Rock Ptarmigan were out and about. Along early parts of the trail the sound of the creek seems distant and far down, and about at the halfway mark you can really see how far below Little Coal Creek is, it's pretty cool. In total this trail is about 8 miles. There are phenomenal views of Eldridge Glacier, Mount Deception, The Moose's Tooth, and even Denali, just to name a few heavy hitters, but there's a whole slew of charismatic mountains in picture worthy places practically as far as the eye can see, and all around you!

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Carlin Starr
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beautiful views, very well maintained trail. absolutely loved this hike! blueberries everywhere!

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Natalie Petty
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Muddy, view wasn’t all that. Finished in 3 hours with my 7,10 & 12 year old boys.

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Chris Martin
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Wasn’t that buggy but it just rained and plenty of fog. Just to clarify. It’s 6 miles in 6 out. Sometimes on AllTrails the total includes the out and back in one. Was looking for a short hike so I only did 4. The fog never completely lifted.

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Whitney Bartle
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I know it's Alaska, so Mosquitos should be expected, but these were pretty nuts on this hike. I would suggest some Mosquito nets if you can find them. The elevation gain was pretty intense. Nothing too crazy, but if you're someone that hasn't hopped on a stair master or gone for a run in awhile, anticipate taking some breaks. Otherwise, totally gorgeous trail with plenty of space at the top to pitch a tent! We could see another backpacker who had set up camp over a different ridge, and had one other couple come up after us. Our dogs loved it. There were a few places at the base for them to lap up some water, but once you get going you'll want to have packed a good amount of water as there's nowhere else to fill up. Denali came out from the clouds the next morning and we had a great view to wake up to and take in on our way back down. Highly recommend the hike!

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Christine Kowalczewski
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Great trail! 8 and 10yr old made it halfway. The last mile is pretty technical and steep... worth it!

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Chris Becker
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The hike is beautiful. Through the ascent it might be a kind of an exercise for people who are not used to it.

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Josh Hoce
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Enjoyable hike. The views of Denali and the Susitna River Valley were amazing.

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Jenna Hoce
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Priti Patel
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Lots of mosquitoes for the first hour but the views at the top are SO GORGEOUS. We were lucky enough to have this trail to ourselves which made it even more special. Clouds cleared to unveil denalis glory to us right as we reached the top. Magnificence. Took us 4 hours including sitting for an hour up top.

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Bernadette McLaughlin
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I camped at the top of this trail last night. Left the trailhead at 8:30pm got there at 10pm. Just in time for golden hour. Awesome hike with the most amazing views. I would HIGHLY recommend bug spray or even bug nets. The mosquitos were awful.

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Claudia Lachinski
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HikingMuddySnow

This is an Amazing trail for VIEWS! I took like 20 pictures, couldn't get enough of the gorgeous Denali views. This trail had little mud and was just breathtaking. Went to the top and sat for an hour to take it all in. Snow on parts of trail but easy to get through. This has alot of inclining but take your time and stop to get magnificent views the whole way. Up and down in 4 hours. Goldens loved this hike due to the water along the trail for them to dip in. Enjoy glad I went and will go again. Met some great people from out of state which made it even more enjoyable.

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Mandy Johnson
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Magnificent trail! My three kids ages 8, 11 and 13, mother, dog, I had a wonderful time hiking this trail! Glorious views of Denali for the majority of the hike. We did it in a total of 5 hours at a VERY leisure pace with plenty of stops and stopping for lunch. A new favorite for sure!!!

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meredith mcdonald
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Awesome trail!!! I was lucky it was so clear, there are phenomenal views from the top of this trail, I can’t believe this doesn’t have a higher rating! It is stunning, a little bit steep in some spots but easier than Mt. Healy and the views are ridiculous for only a short hike!

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Maggie Morrissey
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Beautiful day and beautiful hike! Lovely view of Denali and Foraker. Highly recommend this hike for anyone and everyone. Pretty mild hike until the top, where it gets pretty strenuous. Pretty great day hike, with the option to make it overnight.

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