Explore the most popular walking 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.

this was a really good workout. the view was amazing. never really over crowded. the trail was really easy to follow.

walking
7 days ago

fun hike really easy to head off to Chena hotsprings on accident

this trail was a really good workout, lots of great views, but the loop back was poorly marked. I would certainly hike it again, just being more aware.

18 days ago

Awesome trail! Amazing views from the top of the rock outcroppings. Only con was the lack of trail markers which would have been helpful at points as many people have made their own offshoots that can add confusion.

Have done this trail more than a few times both during winter and summer months. The trail scenery is nice no matter what time of year!

hiking
1 month ago

I do this hike usually at least once a year, and it is a great one to bring visitors on—and then go for a soak in the hot springs afterward. As of May 16th, the snow is mostly gone. I was originally planning to continue on to the springs, however there is a lot of snow yet on the higher elevations. There are getting to be some pretty deep washout channels near the top. If you are looking for an early-season, mostly dry hike then Angel Rocks will fit the bill. Bring insect repellent.

Great trail, even during the early season! Great stream views and awesome free climbing and panoramic views at the top. Plus, the Chena hot springs are just 15 minutes down the road which is a great way to finish the day after a hike.

hiking
1 month ago

This hike was beautiful. I hiked it 5/4/18 and there was still a lot of snow everywhere. Wear good water proof/traction shoes and make sure to wear pants that cover the ankles otherwise when you sink in the snow, you will have wet feet along the way. Once we got closer to the top it was easier because it was more rocky than slushy but some areas getting back down were muddy. Just watch your step and follow the least resistant path. The view was breath taking. I’ll definitely hike this trail again.

was a little slippery due to snow melt, but had an overall good time. Only issue with the trail are some of the people you will meet while hiking. A lot of people do not pick up after their dogs and some do not leash them either.

hiking
2 months ago

the dogs and I love this trail.. it's close but, far enough away. it's on the shorter side but, it's still a good work out

hiking
2 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.

hiking
2 months ago

In the winter, this trail has paths for walkers/snowshoers that are dog-friendly as well as separate groomed ski trails. Awesome spot!

Nice and flat. Lots of different well groomed trails in the winter. Ideal place for cross country skiing, snowshoeing, or just a leisurely stroll. Can be crowded at times. Kid friendly, you could do most of the trails with an odd road stroller or even pulling a little sled.

it's like I'm a kick-ass Billy goat jumping across all the rock formations. Love this trail.

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
6 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.

trail running
6 months 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.

hiking
6 months ago

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.

hiking
9 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!

hiking
9 months ago

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

Easy hike to a beautiful overlook over the area

hiking
9 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.

hiking
10 months ago

11 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

hiking
11 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!

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