Scout Ridge Trail

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Scout Ridge Trail is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Knik-Fairview, Alaska that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.4 miles
167 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips

trail running




wild flowers

historic site

From Knik-Goose Bay Road mile 4 turn onto Fairview-Loop and continue for 2 miles to Hayfield Road and continue for 1 mile to the park entrance on the left (south) side of Hayfield Road. On the park road, continue to the parking lot on the left where the trail begins.

10 days ago

very nice trail not to hard ...

25 days ago

The view is as always gorgeous, just make sure to wear proper hiking shoes / boots as it’s still pretty muddy in the end.

1 month ago

it's pretty easy trail and beautiful sights. It's perfect for my slow self getting into hiking and getting conditioned.

5 months ago

It was a nice a walk. It has a nice view and even not being there long we saw an eagle. I'll definitely go back in the summer or spring to see what other birds are in the area.

8 months ago

nice short trip if your not looking to be out for a long time. there are lots of off shoot trails to explore and absolutely beautiful little creek.

8 months ago

Good hike. Not to strenuous for people in just ok shape

10 months ago

This trail is used most often by locals. The trail is well used and wanders through heavily canopied trees. Most of the wildlife will be of the bird variety, and as you walk along the bluff that overlooks the Hayflats, you will hear Sandhill Cranes in their summer migratory area in addition to other migratory birds. There is currently one eagle's nest along the bluff area of the trail. In addition, if you look carefully, you will see the remains from old Native American lodge sites and cache pits. The real beauty of the trail is the overlook site about 100' from the parking lot where you are rewarded with beautiful views of the Chugach Mountains and the Palmer Hayflats.

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