Best Trail Running in Alaska

This list represents the most popular trail running in Alaska. Use this list to plan your next Alaska trail running trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Perseverance Trail

    1 Reviews

    Juneau, AK

    This is a wide, multiuse trail in a beautiful subalpine basin with views of mountains, streams, and waterfalls combined with historic mining ruins, all within walking distance of downtown Ju ...
    •  2-3 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a wide, multiuse trail in a beautiful subalpine basin with views of mountains, streams, and waterfalls combined with ...

  • #2 Lower Eagle River Trail and South Fork Falls

    1 Reviews

    Eagle River, AK

    This hike follows a wide, mainly level path through a mixed spruce-birch forest with views of the Eagle River and surrounding mountains. Wildflowers and beautiful vegetation abound. However, ...
    •  4 to 6 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike follows a wide, mainly level path through a mixed spruce-birch forest with views of the Eagle River and surrounding ...

  • #3 Lower Eagle River Trail and South Fork Falls

    1 Reviews

    Eagle River, AK

    This hike follows a wide, easy path. The trail is mainly level and travels through a mixed spruce and birch forest with views of the Eagle River and surrounding mountains. Wildflowers and other ...
    •  2 to 4 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike follows a wide, easy path. The trail is mainly level and travels through a mixed spruce and birch forest with views ...

  • #4 Beaver Slough Nature Trail

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    North Pole, AK

    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 ...
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    This easy self-guided nature trail wanders along placid Beaver Slough. Hikers transcend into wilderness a hop, skip, and ...

  • #5 Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

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    Anchorage, AK

    Named for former Alaska governor Tony Knowles, who served from 1981 to 1987, the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail is one of three greenbelt trails located in Anchorage. Even though the trail spans ...
    •  10 to 12 hours
    •  22 miles
    •  Guide

    Named for former Alaska governor Tony Knowles, who served from 1981 to 1987, the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail is one of three ...

  • #6 Mount Baldy

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    Eagle River, AK

    This popular family trail starts out on a gravel road that heads uphill and then levels out to travel through a segment of thick alders before climbing above the tree line. The easy-tofollow ...
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    This popular family trail starts out on a gravel road that heads uphill and then levels out to travel through a segment of ...

  • #7 Chena River Bike Trail

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    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. ...

  • #8 Ballaine Lake

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    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
    •  Guide

    The spectacularly natural and wooded University of Alaska– Fairbanks campus is home to dozens of interconnecting trails with ...

  • #9 Birch Hill's Blue Loop

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    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 ...

  • #10 Chena River Nature Trail

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    North Pole, AK

    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 ...
    •  2.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Chena Lakes Recreation Area is a bustling weekend destination just twenty minutes from Fairbanks. Despite the crowds, the ...

  • #11 Boreal Forest and Seasonal Wetland Trail

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    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 ...

  • #12 Monument Creek Trail

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    North Pole, AK

    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 ...
    •  3.3 miles
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    The historic Chena Hot Springs Resort is home to an impressive array of trails. The Monument Creek Trail is an easy hike ...

  • #13 Bird Ridge Trail

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    Anchorage, AK

    The Bird Ridge Trail is a relatively short trail to the ridge, yet it is challenging and has amazing views of Turnagain Arm. The views alone make this hike worth putting on your to-do list. The ...
    •  4 to 5 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    The Bird Ridge Trail is a relatively short trail to the ridge, yet it is challenging and has amazing views of Turnagain Arm. ...

  • #14 Powerline Trail

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    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 ...

  • #15 Calypso Orchid Nature Trail

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    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 ...

  • #16 Farm Road Trail and Chickadee Loop

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    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 ...

  • #17 Talkeetna Lakes Park

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    Talkeetna, AK

    More than 1,000 acres of untouched forest and lakes with about 8 miles of trails for hiking, ?shing, mountain biking, and non-motorized boating. Talkeetna Lakes Park includes approximately 8 ...
    •  0.18-3.3 miles
    •  Guide

    More than 1,000 acres of untouched forest and lakes with about 8 miles of trails for hiking, ?shing, mountain biking, and ...

  • #18 Campbell Creek Trail

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    Anchorage, AK

    The Campbell Creek Trail stretches from south Anchorage near Minnesota Drive and Dimond Boulevard and heads northeast toward Tudor Road. This popular multipurpose trail follows the scenic Campbell ...
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  14.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The Campbell Creek Trail stretches from south Anchorage near Minnesota Drive and Dimond Boulevard and heads northeast toward ...

  • #19 Bird Ridge Trail

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    Willow, AK

    This relatively short yet challenging trail to the ridge offers amazing views of Turnagain Arm. The views alone make this hike worth putting on your to-do list. The very steep yet easy-to-follow ...
    •  4 to 6 hours
    •  3.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This relatively short yet challenging trail to the ridge offers amazing views of Turnagain Arm. The views alone make this ...

  • #20 Lanie Fleischer Chester Creek Trail

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    Anchorage, AK

    Three main trails in the Anchorage area are considered part of the Anchorage Greenbelt: the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, the Campbell Creek Trail, and the Lanie Fleischer Chester Creek Trail, ...
    •  5 to 6 hours
    •  10.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Three main trails in the Anchorage area are considered part of the Anchorage Greenbelt: the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, the ...