Where to go Camping, Hiking or Fishing!
Day Trips for all Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers and Families:
1. Angel Rocks – The 3.5-mile loop starts along the north fork of the Chena River, and can take 2-3 hours to complete. Angel Rocks Handout
2. Wickersham Dome – This 7-mile, out-and-back hike starts out approx. near 28-mile Elliot Hwy (where it splits with the Steese Hwy). The climb might be steep, but the view of the Alaska wilderness is great!
3. Moose Creek Bluff – There is a parking area just off the 1st exit (on the left) off the Richardson Hwy, just past the Chena Flood Control bridge. This hike is considered to be an easy 2-hour hike.
4. Birch Hill Recreation Area – This is a favorite with well-groomed, extensive and challenging trails. The trail system is available exclusively to skiers in the winter, and to mountain bikers, runners, hikers and berry pickers in the summer. Birch Hill Trail Maps
5. Creamer’s Field – This is a unique trail system that allows hikers to see both wild and plant life that would be impossible without it. There are benches and rest stops, and at least two towers to view a majority of Creamer’s Field along the 2-mile trail. Creamer’s Field Map and Info
6. Steese Ponds – These are man-made gravel pits along the Steese Hwy that are stocked annually with grayling and rainbow trout by the Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game.
7. Murphy Dome – Murphy Dome is popular with ATV riders and hikers. It lies about 20-miles outside of Fairbanks, off of Sheep Creek Road.
8. Triple Lakes Trail – This trail is 9.5-miles long, about a 5-hour trip one way. The trail starts off steeply at mile 231 of the Parks Hwy, before evening out. There is an excellent view of the Nenana River and Alaska Range as you hike along three scenic lakes!
9. Lost Lake Campground to Moose Pond – This hike begins at Lost Lake campground and follows along the right side of Lost Lake. Go along the spruce bog about 1.3-miles until you reach Moose Pond. Watch for moose, beavers, and more!
10. Ester Dome – From the top of the domes, take the side trails to the south, and look for blueberries and cranberries.
11. Granite Tors – This trail ranges from moderate to strenuous along the 15-mile loop.
12. Horse Shoe Lake Trail – This is a popular 3-mile (round trip) hike starting at 0.9 mile in Denali Park. The total travel time is around 1 to 1-1/2 hours.
13. Ballaine Lake – This lake is just off of University Ave. on the left (from College Rd.). The Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game stocks this lake with grayling, rainbow trout, and Alaska blackfish.