Best Easy Day Hikes Fairbanks  by Montana Hodges

Best Easy Day Hikes: Fairbanks Guide Book

by Montana Hodges (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Fairbanks  by Montana Hodges
Best Easy Day Hikes Fairbanks includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for twenty of the author’s favorite hikes around Alaska’s Golden Heart City. Montana Hodges leads the way on city trails that pass dancing sandhill cranes, up high climbs in the great White Mountains National Recreation Area, and along easy-to-follow trails in the Chena River State Recreation Area.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Fairbanks" Guide Book
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Poking out above the miles thick and miles wide Chena Hot Springs pluton are the uniquely shaped granite and basalt formations of Angel Rocks. Perched on heavenly ledges above the boreal forest, in ...
North Pole, AK - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 3.5
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 lak ...
Fairbanks, AK - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.2
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This easy self-guided nature trail wanders along placid Beaver Slough. Hikers transcend into wilderness a hop, skip, and jump away from family-friendly North Pole and the premier attractions at the Sa ...
North Pole, AK - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1
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 during ...
Fairbanks, AK - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.1
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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 along boa ...
Fairbanks, AK - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.9
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 Trail i ...
Fairbanks, AK - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 0.7
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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 Heart Pla ...
Fairbanks, AK - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 7
Chena Lakes Recreation Area is a bustling weekend destination just twenty minutes from Fairbanks. Despite the crowds, the Chena River Nature Trail is something of an unspoiled gem tucked away in a for ...
North Pole, AK - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.5
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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 at ...
Fairbanks, AK - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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 point ca ...
Fairbanks, AK - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.3
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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 t ...
Fairbanks, AK - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.1
This heart-pumping but immediately rewarding hike leads to spectacular vistas of the Globe Creek valley and a series of rock outcroppings popular with area rock climbers. The strenuous but short mile- ...
Fox, AK - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
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The simple 0.5-mile nature trail of the Harding Lake State Recreation Area hosts quiet wildlife viewing and a horde of red squirrels. A more rustic mile-long extension through the old-growth spruce fo ...
North Pole, AK - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
The historic Chena Hot Springs Resort is home to an impressive array of trails. The Monument Creek Trail is an easy hike that wraps around a small creek and links most other trailheads at the resort. ...
North Pole, AK - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.3
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Eagle Summit is located at the eastern trailhead of the Pinnell Mountain Trail two hours northeast of Fairbanks. The summit is known locally as a hot spot to view the midnight sun. A short 0.4-mile ...
Central, AK - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.4
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 forest i ...
Fairbanks, AK - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.2
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The Quartz Lake State Recreation Area is a fun place to spend a weekend. It is home to two beautiful campgrounds, a good boating and fishing lake, and a half dozen hiking trails. The popular Quartz La ...
Delta Junction, AK - Fishing,Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.8
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 a cluste ...
Fairbanks, AK - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
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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 ...
Fairbanks, AK - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
A cousin to Birch Hill, the less often visited Two Rivers Ski Trails host quiet summer hikes through a breezy birch forest. The wide level hikes pass through giant birch groves on mowed grassy paths. ...
North Pole, AK - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.5
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