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Campbell Tract Loop Trail

This 3.4 mile loop consists of improved and natural surface trails that are open to all muscle-powered activities including mountain biking, skijoring, cross country and skate skiing, snowshoeing, equestrian use, and year-round walking and hiking.

photo: A gentle overlook on the Trail offers outstanding views of the Chugach Mountains

Length: 3.40 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Greenway
Agency: Bureau of Land Management
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Dogs - Mushing
Dogs - On leash
Fishing
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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Location: Anchorage, AK, In east Anchorage, off Abbott Loop Road at east 68th Avenue.
State(s): Alaska
Counties: Municipality of Anchorage
Longitude: -149.76597
Latitude: 61.1658

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Description

The boreal-forested summer and winter Campbell Tract Loop Trail found within BLM's Campbell Tract Special Recreation Management Area is a critical link between urban Anchorage trails and surrounding municipal and state park wildlands. This 3.4 mile loop consists of improved and natural surface trails that are open to all muscle-powered activities including mountain biking, skijoring, cross country and skate skiing, snowshoeing, equestrian use, and year-round walking and hiking. Trail users on the loop experience numerous opportunities to view Alaskan wildlife species including black and brown bear, lynx, moose, bald eagles, owls, coyotes and the occasional wolf. Use surveys documented over 90,000 trail user visits in federal fiscal year 2006, with an average annual increase of 5% over the past five years.

The system is a model of stewardship through partnership, with literally thousands of volunteers investing their sweat in trail upgrades and maintenance activities during National Trails Day, National Public Lands Day and similar volunteer events over the past 5 years. Ten different partner organizations and user groups regularly provide annual trail maintenance assistance, and agreements with three of these groups insure the loop receives excellent winter grooming throughout the snow season. Every year, these Campbell Tract Trails introduces over 44,000 Anchorage School District students and others to non-motorized outdoor recreation opportunities as part of natural history programs at the BLM Campbell Creek Science Center.

Additional Details

Width: 127 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil, compacted

Average Grade: 5%
Maximum Grade: 12%
Elevation Low Point: 250
Elevation High Point: 300
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
2007

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Map: BLM Trail Map
Website: American Trails Featured NRT
Website: BLM Trail Information

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Park Ranger:
Gary Reimer
BLM Anchorage Field Office
6881 Elmore Rd
Anchorage , AK 99507
(907) 267-1246
akadoweb@ak.blm.gov
https://www.blm.gov/visit/campbell-tract-loop-trail

 

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Reviews

Campbell Tract Loop Trails

Fun trail to hike, close to home and convenient for just getting out of the hustle and bustle of city life and into the woods for a walk alone or with the family.

May 30, 2018

 

 

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