Hiking The Powerline Trail

The 25th most popular hiking trail in Alaska.

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East of Anchorage from the Glen Alps Trailhead, the Powerline Trail runs 11 miles southeast to the town of Indian with 1,300 feet of elevation gain. When hiking the Powerline Trail, there are mountain hemlock groves and open tundra.

To reach the Glen Alps Trailhead from Anchorage, head east on Huffman Road to the end.

Overall, Powerline Trail is the 25th most popular hiking trail of all 54 hikes in Alaska. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Powerline Trail including Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, Hilltop Trails, Kincaid Park, Crow Pass / Iditarod Trail, Eklutna Lakeside Trail and Twin Peaks TrailBold Ridge Trail.

Powerline Trail Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  CSP (907) 733-2675; Alaska Tourism (907) 465-2010.

Recommended Book:  "Alaska Hiking Adventures" from Dean Littlepage

Best Season:  May - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Luxury Loding:  Historic Anchorage Hotel, Anchorage; Winterlake Lodge, Anchorage

Reference Source:  click here http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/

GPS:  61.10876, -149.72504

Date Published:  5/18/2016

Date Updated:  7/18/2016

ID:  14355

Powerline Trail Hiking Map


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