Turnagain Arm Trail

Anchorage, Alaska

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The historic Turnagain Arm Trail dates back to 1910, when it was used for carrying supplies during the construction of the railroad. The trail runs above and parallel to the Seward Highway, the railroad, and the waters of Turnagain Arm. It can be hiked in a day or hiked as three different segments. Throughout the trail you’ll observe stands of birch, aspen, poplar, and spruce trees, highlighted by coastal vegetation, wildflowers, and numerous stream crossings.

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"The historic Turnagain Arm Trail dates back to 1910, when it was used for carrying supplies during the construction of the railroad. The trail runs above and parallel to the Seward Highway, the railroad, and the waters of Turnagain Arm.

It can be hiked in a day or hiked as three different segments. Throughout the trail you’ll observe stands of birch, aspen, poplar, and spruce trees, highlighted by coastal vegetation, wildflowers, and numerous stream crossings."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Anchorage
Distance: 9.3
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 6 to 8 hours
Season: Summer and fall
Local Maps: USGS Anchorage
Driving Directions: Directions to Turnagain Arm Trail

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May 2018