Powerline Pass Trail

MODERATE 68 reviews

Powerline Pass Trail is a 11 mile lightly 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, trail running, and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 11.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1,935 feet Route Type: Point to Point

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hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
icy
snow
1 month ago

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.

hiking
2 months ago

Power line pass is an easy and beautiful hike. Well maintained too

mountain biking
5 months ago

This was delightful. We went fat tire biking out to the lake, 4.89 miles in. Keep in mind when biking it is uphill the whole way to the lake. Took us an hour and 15 minutes to get there, but only 20 minutes to get back. It was absolutely GORGEOUS!

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bugs
no shade
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

great trail, always ppl on it and dogs, be bear aware.

hiking
7 months ago

It’s one of the nicest trails I ever hiked, the only downside is some dogs are off the leash, and some of the dog owners don’t clean after them!

hiking
7 months ago

Hike to gray lake. Some mud puddles and snow after hidden lake TH.

hiking
snow
8 months ago

Saw brown bear and 2 cub tracks on the way to Gray Lake coming down from the mountain side . Appeared to be coming out of hibernation. Turned around as fresh tracks . Snow slippery and crampons very useful.

hiking
snow
8 months ago

Hiked on April 27, 2019. Still very snowy, but it was a beautiful day so it was a great day on the trail! We parked at Flattop and hiked a total of 4.25 miles, out and back. Since it was such a beautiful day, the trail was very busy but it was still a very enjoyable hike with beautiful views.

hiking
snow
9 months ago

About 6-8” new snow. Beautiful. Wore crampons to hidden lake th but could have used snowshoes

hiking
11 months ago

Great easy winter hike!

Mon Dec 24 2018

Very nice trail in winter, though we got surrounded by mooses and had to go off trails. Be careful!

hiking
Mon Oct 01 2018

I live in Indian right next to the end of Powerline Pass, so I start this trail opposite of everyone else. it's just a gradual inclined hike from this direction. Views of the Turnagain Arm and Bird Ridge are pretty great

mountain biking
Tue Sep 11 2018

I only did an out and back to top Powerline Pass from Flattop then turned around to get back to Flattop car park. Great option is to bike to Green Lake then hike from there to Grey Lake then 2 options to get to Powerline pass, I prefer to back track and take high trail to top of pass rather than up scree like steep slope. Views are lovely of the lakes down to Anchorage with sleeping lady Beyoncé. Bike back to Flattop trailhead is a blast with a bit of a push on the last section to make it feel like a workout after ~ 3 miles of coasting

hiking
Sat Aug 04 2018

Hiked up to the pass . Ate lunch at grey lake and saw some mountain goats and ptarmigan. Nice place to camp by the lakes . Some bikers but few hikers up to the pass.

snowshoeing
Wed May 09 2018

The scenic overlook in the parking has good views over the city. Once down on the trail, you can ski or snowshoe off trail. There are plenty of moose in the woods so be careful

Sat Sep 02 2017

Even though there isn't many epic views it is still a great trail to connect with other trails.

Sat Mar 04 2017

very nice hike!!!

hiking
Mon Jun 27 2016

I've taken the dogs out to this wide trail near the Flattop trailhead. It can get a little busy on occasion.

hiking
Sun Jun 05 2016

Great hike. I did power line, to middle fork then back onto power line. Absolutely beautiful and not too strenuous. It was about 9.5 miles total.

Thu Nov 20 2014

If you have decent snow, park a car at Hilltop Ski Area or Prospect heights and start at Flat Top to access PowerLine trail to north. Four hour ski. At Prospect, head toward stopsign in at road to find trail down to Hilltop. Fun!

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