Powerline to Hidden Lake Trail

MODERATE 34 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
3772 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.

3 months ago

Amazing fall colors. Great hike. Lots of blueberries!!

hiking
4 months ago

My wife and I hiked this trail on Sept. 8. First time for us. We found the scenery just absolutely beautiful in the fall colors. The lake itself was quite a reward in itself. Over all the hike was easy early on and moderate at the end with increased grades with the trails having more rocks. We did see 15 Dall Sheep.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy to moderate difficulty due to distance. The hike took about 3.5 to four hours. Beautiful views of the Anchorage bowl and Chugach Mountains. All ages and abilities can participate. You can bike along the power line trail and lock your bike to a bike rack right before the bridge where the Hidden lake trail splits from the power line trail. We saw several moose along the way which like to graze along either side of the power line trail.

hiking
7 months 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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7 months 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!

8 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
10 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
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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.

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.

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

mountain biking
Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Easy ride on a well maintained trail. No real gut busters. Scenery is great with plenty of wildlife near the lake.

trail running
Sunday, April 21, 2013

Great trail to run or hike! Refreshing reward at the lake... if you can stand the cold water

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