Middle Fork and Powerline Loop Trail

MODERATE 17 reviews
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Middle Fork and Powerline Loop Trail is a 8.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Anchorage, Alaska that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until September.

Distance: 8.7 miles Elevation Gain: 1,538 feet Route Type: Loop


nature trips


bird watching



wild flowers

1 month ago

I rate this a 3 because half of it is a 5 and half a 1. I started at Glen Alps Trailhead and went counter clockwise. It’s beautiful from the start at the base of the mountains, hiking through the tall grass, crossing the stream, etc. I was going to turn back at about “2 o’clock” on the map - and I wish I had. The 2nd half was more “industrial” hiking. Few views to speak of and not particularly nice settings especially after the first half of the hike. Had I followed my own advice, I’d give this a 5. A good turnaround point is about a half mile beyond the signpost for Williwaw Lakes trail.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Awesome running trail but have to hit the seasons right. Lower parts of trail can be boggy in Spring/Summer.

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Strenuous uphill, very beautiful and nice trail.

mountain biking
7 months ago

cross country skiing
7 months ago

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018

Saturday, July 30, 2016

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