Powerline Trail

EASY 5 reviews

Powerline Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fairbanks, Alaska that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.1 miles
403 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



trail running





trail running
29 days ago

This trail, besides its closest access point being the University ski hut, is part of the trail system accessible from Ballaine Lake and Sheep Creek Rd.

4 months ago

In the winter, there are two trails (one for walking/snowshoeing and one groomed for skiing) that intertwine throughout. Not dog-friendly in the winter.

trail running
8 months ago

This is a super easy trail with some slight hills. Most of the trail is on a gravel road and is easy on the joints. In the spring, there is a lot of ground water beneath the gravel so it feels like you’re running on a waterbed. You will pass Smith Lake which has some spectacular views as well as the “T” field (experimental tree field). Be on the look out for the Satellite position marker in the middle of the field. It’s quite a site to see.

One last thing, be sure to bring your mosquito repellant. The mosquitos can be quite annoying if you don’t.

11 months ago

Fun trail. Relatively flat. Many phasants, squirrels and ptarmagens. It goes by the university grounds and even behind some private houses. You will end up passing two lakes, so grab a fishing pole of you're interested.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017