Fairbanks, AK Trails and Parks

Fairbanks has 26 trails in the vicinity, including 17 hiking trails and 7 for trail running. These trails range from 0.5 to 400 miles in length. The most popular trails are Chena Dome, Summit Trail and Pinnel Mountain. Trails.com member KOFAN L. recently completed Summit Trail to Wickersham Dome.
  • Angel Rocks

    5 Reviews

    Fairbanks, AK

    A trail winding through aspen, spruce, and granite outcrops, with options for a longer traverse to Chena Hot Springs. The granite Angel Rocks shoot up out of the forest on the hillside above ...
    •  1.7-8.3 miles
    •  Guide

    A trail winding through aspen, spruce, and granite outcrops, with options for a longer traverse to Chena Hot Springs. The ...

  • Pinnel Mountain

    4 Reviews

    Fairbanks, AK

    This trail travels along a ridgeline, with spectacular panoramic views, wildlife, and wildflowers, and one of the top longer hikes in the region. The premier long hike in the Fairbanks area, ...
    •  27.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail travels along a ridgeline, with spectacular panoramic views, wildlife, and wildflowers, and one of the top longer ...

  • Granite Tors

    4 Reviews

    Fairbanks, AK

    A 15-mile, or 2-mile loop trail, with access to massive tors in the alpine with vistas of the Alaska Range and Chena River Valley. The Granite Tors are granite towers, pinnacles, and slabs that ...
    •  2-15 miles
    •  Guide

    A 15-mile, or 2-mile loop trail, with access to massive tors in the alpine with vistas of the Alaska Range and Chena River ...

  • Chena Dome

    3 Reviews

    Fairbanks, AK

    A strenuous trail into alpine country, with wild?owers, berries, and spectacular views in Chena River State Recreation Area. A hike for true animals, the Chena Dome Trail loops around the Angel ...
    •  30 miles
    •  Guide

    A strenuous trail into alpine country, with wild?owers, berries, and spectacular views in Chena River State Recreation Area. ...

  • Creamer's Field

    2 Reviews

    Fairbanks, AK

    One of the top areas in the north for viewing migrating birds, with walking trails suitable for all activity levels. Creamer’s Field offers short hikes in the heart of Fairbanks, good migratory-bird ...
    •  0.7-2 miles
    •  Guide

    One of the top areas in the north for viewing migrating birds, with walking trails suitable for all activity levels. Creamer’s ...

  • Steese Highway with Chena Hot Springs Road Side Trip

    0 Reviews

    Fairbanks, AK

    Paved highway from Fairbanks to Chatanika, gravel road for remaining distance to Circle; 162 miles (261 kilometers) overall. The Steese Highway is the oldest established travel route in the Alaskan ...
    •  162 miles
    •  Guide

    Paved highway from Fairbanks to Chatanika, gravel road for remaining distance to Circle; 162 miles (261 kilometers) overall. ...

  • Granite Tors 2-Mile Loop

    0 Reviews

    Fairbanks, AK

    Granite Tors is traditionally a strenuous 15-mile trek showcasing granite pinnacles high in the alpine zone. The revamped addition of an easy 2-mile loop to the trail offers an excellent alternative ...
    •  2.1 miles
    •  Guide

    Granite Tors is traditionally a strenuous 15-mile trek showcasing granite pinnacles high in the alpine zone. The revamped ...

  • Fairbanks–Circle Historical Trail

    0 Reviews

    Fairbanks, AK

    This historical gold-rush route once connected the miners of Circle City to the supply post of Fairbanks. Today the rugged trail is accessible at several points along the Steese Highway and creates ...
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    This historical gold-rush route once connected the miners of Circle City to the supply post of Fairbanks. Today the rugged ...

  • Table Top Mountain

    0 Reviews

    Fairbanks, AK

    Located in the heart of the White Mountains National Recreation Area, this 3-mile loop traverses through a regenerating spruce forest and crests in the rocky subalpine zone. Picture-perfect panoramas ...
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Located in the heart of the White Mountains National Recreation Area, this 3-mile loop traverses through a regenerating spruce ...

  • Birch Hill's Blue Loop

    0 Reviews

    Fairbanks, AK

    With its proximity to downtown, the Birch Hill Recreation Area is practically an urban trail system. Pioneered by the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks, the park famously lures cross-country skiers ...
    •  1.1 miles
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    With its proximity to downtown, the Birch Hill Recreation Area is practically an urban trail system. Pioneered by the Nordic ...

  • Summit Trail to Wickersham Dome

    0 Reviews

    Fairbanks, AK

    A high alpine hike in the White Mountains National Recreation Area, this 7-mile round-trip tour winds through lowlying arctic tundra and stunted spruce and birch forests. The trip ends atop ...
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    A high alpine hike in the White Mountains National Recreation Area, this 7-mile round-trip tour winds through lowlying arctic ...

  • Calypso Orchid Nature Trail

    0 Reviews

    Fairbanks, AK

    A botany lover’s delight, this easy loop trail is located on the campus of University of Alaska–Fairbanks on a knoll above the extensive Georgeson Botanical Garden. The Calypso Orchid Nature ...
    •  0.7 miles
    •  Guide

    A botany lover’s delight, this easy loop trail is located on the campus of University of Alaska–Fairbanks on a knoll above ...

  • Powerline Trail

    0 Reviews

    Fairbanks, AK

    The Powerline Trail follows the highlights of hiking at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. The 1.7-mile trail slopes away from the university’s Large Animal Research Station through a spruce ...
    •  3.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The Powerline Trail follows the highlights of hiking at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. The 1.7-mile trail slopes away ...

  • Ballaine Lake

    0 Reviews

    Fairbanks, AK

    The spectacularly natural and wooded University of Alaska– Fairbanks campus is home to dozens of interconnecting trails with a mosaic of combinations. Ballaine Lake is a small but well appreciated ...
    •  1.2 miles
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    The spectacularly natural and wooded University of Alaska– Fairbanks campus is home to dozens of interconnecting trails with ...

  • Chena River Bike Trail

    0 Reviews

    Fairbanks, AK

    This bike path pumps through the golden heart of Fairbanks showcasing downtown’s main attractions and the lovely Chena River. The portion described stretches from Pioneer Park through Golden ...
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    This bike path pumps through the golden heart of Fairbanks showcasing downtown’s main attractions and the lovely Chena River. ...

  • Boreal Forest and Seasonal Wetland Trail

    0 Reviews

    Fairbanks, AK

    Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge offers numerous trails. This second selection is a combination of two easy hikes showcasing contrasting ecosystems. The Boreal Forest Trail travels ...
    •  2.9 miles
    •  Guide

    Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge offers numerous trails. This second selection is a combination of two easy hikes ...

  • Farm Road Trail and Chickadee Loop

    0 Reviews

    Fairbanks, AK

    The Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge offers the best birding in the Fairbanks region along a small system of easy urban trails. Each year over 150 different species of birds at some ...
    •  2.3 miles
    •  Guide

    The Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge offers the best birding in the Fairbanks region along a small system of easy ...

  • Summit Trail

    0 Reviews

    Fairbanks, AK

    This is one of a few trails in the White Mountains Recreation Area with a dry route for hiking in the summer. The most popular route is the ?rst 3.5 miles from Wickersham Dome Trailhead to the ...
    •  3.5-20 miles
    •  Guide

    This is one of a few trails in the White Mountains Recreation Area with a dry route for hiking in the summer. The most popular ...

  • Upper Chena River—4th Bridge to Grange Hall Road

    0 Reviews

    Fairbanks, AK

    The Upper Chena River, defined for this guidebook as the water within the Chena River Recreation Area and down to Grange Hall Road, is one of the most popular river floats around ...
    •  3-9 hours
    •  17.0 miles
    •  Guide

    The Upper Chena River, defined for this guidebook as the water within the Chena River Recreation Area and down to Grange ...

  • Chena Lake Recreation Area

    0 Reviews

    Fairbanks, AK

    This popular lake and Chena River put-in just outside of Fairbanks is a great place for families to play around with a boat. The conditions on the small lake are forgiving enough that it is a ...
    •  20-30 minutes
    •  0.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This popular lake and Chena River put-in just outside of Fairbanks is a great place for families to play around with a boat. ...

  • Tanana River to Yukon River—Fairbanks to Galena

    0 Reviews

    Fairbanks, AK

    This journey begins in Alaska’s second-largest city and travels through the roadless Interior. This is the Alaska that people hear about, but rarely experience for themselves. Only a few groups ...
    •  2-21 days
    •  400.0 miles
    •  Guide

    This journey begins in Alaska’s second-largest city and travels through the roadless Interior. This is the Alaska that people ...

  • Delta Clearwater River

    0 Reviews

    Fairbanks, AK

    Rising from tributaries off Granite Mountain (Sawmill Creek; North Fork; Granite River), and upwellings in the Tanana Valley east of the Gerstle River, the Delta Clearwater is the largest spring-fed ...
    •  4-14 days
    •  28 miles
    •  Guide

    Rising from tributaries off Granite Mountain (Sawmill Creek; North Fork; Granite River), and upwellings in the Tanana Valley ...

  • Chena River

    0 Reviews

    Fairbanks, AK

    Beginning in low Mountains of eastern Alaska, the Chena is a subarctic clearwater river that flows westerly for 141 miles to its confluence with the Tanana River near Fairbanks. Draining about ...
    •  2-4 days
    •  70 miles
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    Beginning in low Mountains of eastern Alaska, the Chena is a subarctic clearwater river that flows westerly for 141 miles ...

  • Chatanika River

    0 Reviews

    Fairbanks, AK

    The Chatanika is a great river for a one-day family outing or a five-to seven-day trip. With headwaters in the rolling hills north of Fairbanks, the Chatanika River flows westsouthwest 128 miles ...
    •  3-4 days
    •  128 miles
    •  Guide

    The Chatanika is a great river for a one-day family outing or a five-to seven-day trip. With headwaters in the rolling hills ...

  • Birch Creek

    0 Reviews

    Fairbanks, AK

    A designated National Wild and Scenic River accessible by road at both the put-in and take-out, Birch Creek is an attractive float for people who would like a wild-river experience without the ...
    •  7-10 days
    •  126 miles
    •  Guide

    A designated National Wild and Scenic River accessible by road at both the put-in and take-out, Birch Creek is an attractive ...