Little Coal Creek Trail

MODERATE 20 reviews
#2 of 5 trails in

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
1,906 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


trail running




28 days ago

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!!!

1 month ago

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!

1 month ago

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.

10 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!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Love thinking about this trail

Monday, July 17, 2017

Sunday, July 16, 2017

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

Sunday, June 25, 2017

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!

Monday, June 05, 2017

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.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

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.

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