Anchorage: Little Coal Creek

Taste Alaskan wilderness without the national park crowds on this 4.2-mile dayhike. Or continue hiking up to 36 additional miles for an extra-long day, an overnight, or a weekend.
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Taste Alaskan wilderness without the national park crowds on this 4.2-mile dayhike. Or continue hiking up to 36 additional miles for an extra-long day, an overnight, or a weekend.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 3.8

Waypoints

LCC001

Location: 62.8913879394531, -149.746810913086

Trail begins @ E end of lot

LCC002

Location: 62.889102935791, -149.732772827148

Cross a stream over a log bridge

LCC003

Location: 62.8882865905762, -149.727951049805

Bear R @ beaver pond

LCC004

Location: 62.8881301879883, -149.727737426758

Rock-hop across a creek; bear L after crossing

LCC005

Location: 62.8862686157226, -149.725997924805

Trail climbs tiny ridgeline; views of mountains on L, including McKinley

LCC006

Location: 62.8860130310059, -149.720626831055

Stunning views of Denali State and National Parks

LCC007

Location: 62.8846817016602, -149.703598022461

Trail edges along ridge above Little Coal Creek

LCC008

Location: 62.8842468261719, -149.700408935547

Bear R @ fork

LCC009

Location: 62.8822937011719, -149.691650390625

If trail is snow-covered, watch for cairn on R ahead

LCC010

Location: 62.8817100524902, -149.687973022461

Follow cairns through a rocky uphill scramble

LCC011

Location: 62.8814849853516, -149.687545776367

Stop on ridge for vast mountain valley views; good turnaround spot, or continue on trail for up to 36 more miles