Explore the most popular trails near Fairbanks with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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Nice easy, flat, short scenic trail. Beautiful views of the Tiaga forest, but bring your mosquito repellant. This area rather wet so mosquitos are everywhere.

trail running
1 month 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.

trail running
1 month ago

I run these trails all summer, and this is a nice trail for a short run. The trails are well maintained and have a wood-chip base. The sections of this trail that are close to the lake are rather wet, and you will get your feet wet if you’re not paying attention.

I’ve done this loop several times and done the main vertical as part of a larger ultra-marathon as well. I enjoy it every time. Mosquitoes can get a little gnarly during the summertime, but if you keep moving you’ll be just fine! From the top of the trail, you can access a trail that eventually leads to Chena Hot Springs, if that’s your cup of tea...

This trail is so beautiful, especially right after fall... during like the first snow fall! If you're a decent hiker you should be okay! Be careful on the rocks! But you should def. try and get that all natural high from climbing them! Totally worth it.

It's great for a nice walk during fall. Perfect for family, children, or pets

The trail was nice I would do it again.

4 months ago

Beautiful trail with plenty of viewing of the river and Angel rocks. Highly recommend a trip to the hot springs afterward to soak any sore muscles. Loved it!

4 months ago

It was ok. Nothing super special. Lots of traffic on the trail.

Easy hike to a beautiful overlook over the area

4 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.

5 months ago

very nice to be able to hike up on the ruins of old volcanic activity; fairly easy trial, incline gets a little rough but there's an established trail making it nice. more than worth it for the short distance hike and the great views. there is even a natural spring that has a designated drinking area off of the main trail

6 months ago

Really nice trail. I didn't loop around I went towards Chena hot springs. This trail has wonderful views and is fairly easy due to being an established trail however the incline for a mile and a half make it a moderately difficult trail. I hike about a 25 min mile. No bear or moose scat good trail.

Part of the creamer's field trail system. Easy trail, stroller, kid, and dog friendly.

Wonderful hike up to rock formations! Don't forget to spray up because the MOSQUITOES ARE FEROCIOUS! Great view!

7 months ago

Popular/busy location. Great views. Flat start with a decent incline to the top. Gradual decline at the start then it starts to pick up towards the middle of the descent. Ends with the same flat part that you started on. $5 parking fee

The hike is steep but well worth it for the views at the top. If you continue and do the full loop the difficulty is on the harder side of "moderate". The footing can be unstable and there are points where it's easy to miss a trail turn. When I went yesterday there were several people, including a large group, who didn't follow the leash rule and let their dogs run freely and unattended amongst the other hikers. Every time I've gone on this hike there are lots of people on the first half, but on the back half the crowds thin out and you get some alone time with nature.

Only did the 1k loop but it was wide and stroller friendly.

Gorgeous hike! Nice and quick if you just keep
trekking, but longer if,you like to explore the rock outcroppings. Topped it off with a trip to the springs and a nice dinner.

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