Powerline Pass Trail is a 11 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Anchorage, Alaska that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length11.0 miElevation gain1,935 ftRoute typePoint to point
Dogs on leashHikingSnowshoeingrunningForestViewsWildlifeSnow
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Mike Hanks
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Hiking

snow is about 90% hard packed but not icy, great hike in the valley

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Josh Miller
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Mountain bikingGreat!MuddyRocky

Half-biking, half-pushing the bike. Steep sections occasionally downhill and muddy once you’re below the tree line. Smoke was coming off of the brakes in a couple stretches. A couple small stream crossings and stretches of soupy mud. Then views are incredible on the downhill. Be wary of bears and moose (saw plenty of scat and prints).

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Kyle Sandeen
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Mountain biking

Fantastic ride!!! Definitely some areas coming down from the pass to Indian that'll require you to have intermediate to advance technical riding skills, or you can just get off your bike and walk it down the steep and eroded areas. Otherwise, highly recommended!! Make sure to bring layers!! It was extremely windy at the top of the pass, and my fingers would've been numb without my windstopper gloves. Breeze quit & it warmed up toward the bottom of the trail in Indian.

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Jason Opheim
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HikingBugs
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Breanna Byrd
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HikingBugsIcyMuddyOff trailRockyScrambleSnowWashed out

This trail is 17 miles, not 11. This trail was pretty intense with the steep drop to Indian, and damn hard through the pass. There is also a tree down in the trail impeding the path around mile 9.5 or 10. This should be checked for milage and changed from moderate to hard. Lost service so recording fizzled out.

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Andrew Curtin
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FeeFloodedMuddyRockyWashed out

kid friendly. decent enough for a stroller for a mile or so if it has beefy tires. lots of moose, be aware. always.

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Rachel Hall
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HikingSnow

Too much snow to go over the pass. Had to turn back. Lots of snow all along the trail.

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Alexa Donahe
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HikingFloodedIcyMuddySnow

Beautiful trail, but it’s still too early. Trudged through a LOT of snow before finally calling it and turning around due to avalanche conditions near the saddle. Did not complete the traverse. Would recommend this one in a month or so!!

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Annie Palagyi
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HikingMuddySnow
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Mel B
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RunningSnow

Pretty snowy still—looking forward to it drying up more this month.

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Terry Hulsey
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Hiking

great trail for biking & hiking with your furry friends. have always seen moose on my three hikes here.

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Matt Wicker
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HikingIcySnow

Great trail. We only made it about 3.5 miles in, due to the late November snow. We saw 5 bull moose about a mile past the “hidden lake” trail cutoff. I would recommend snowshoes for anyone hoping to hike further. Beautiful hike.

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