Powerline to Hidden Lake Trail

MODERATE 26 reviews

Powerline to Hidden Lake Trail is a 10 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Anchorage, Alaska that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
10.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4107 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

over grown

snow

The power-line pass is an easy trail. But the 2 miles to hidden lake are more difficult. It's worth every step and plenty of areas to rest with great scenery.

hiking
27 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

WARNING. The steep part around mile 6.5, O'Malley Peak is not "Moderate". There is no trail, lots of loose rock and potential for injury. The views are worth it, just be careful; fore warned is four armed :)
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snowshoeing
1 month ago

1 month ago

This trail is moderate. The payout at the end is spectacular while the power line pass portion is just a means to get you to the hidden lakes trailhead. Muddy in a lot of spots today and a lot of snow still on the ground further back on the trail. Some spots of snow were knee deep if falling through. The lake is still almost completely frozen. Saw mountain goats and arctic ground squirrels and the views were amazing!

2 months ago

This hike was amazing very beautiful and a great workout!! It wasn't at all hard and I'm not in good shape either, it was doable. I loved it .

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

went today for my first winter hiking trek and this hike did not disappoint! there was some deep snow in parts and it was pretty steep near the top but totally worth it. you can't beat clear blue skies and snowy mountain views.

hiking
9 months ago

The power-line pass is an easy trail. But the 2 miles to hidden lake are not easy at all if you are out of shape. Took me 3.5 hours to make it to the lake. It's worth every step and plenty of areas to rest with great scenery.

10 months ago

hiking
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

It's a fun hike. Powerline pass always has gorgeous scenery. The hike is pretty easy, mostly level until the very end. Not one of my favorites in the Anchorage bowl, but it's a good short hike. Usually takes me about 3 hours to complete the whole thing from the parking lot to the lake and back. The terrain is just a rocky/dirt path, fairly easy to navigate.

hiking
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Super icy.

Sunday, January 03, 2016

we just went to the lake for a view. We didnt hike

hiking
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Nice easy day hike

hiking
Monday, July 13, 2015