Hiking The Tangle Lakes District

The 16th most popular hiking trail in Alaska.

Near Delta Junction in southcentral Alaska, the Tangle Lakes Archaeological District has an extensive network of trails shared by hikers, mountain bikers and ATV riders. The district is located off the Denali Highway between milepost 17 and milepost 37.

The Landmark Gap Trail South (#6) begins at milepost 24.8 on the Denali Highway. The trail has two branches. The southwest branch extends 11 miles towards Osar Lake. The southeast branch extends 5 miles towards Tangle Lakes. Note: water crossings may be difficult after heavy rain.

The Landmark Gap Trail North (#7) begins at milepost 24.6 on the Denali Highway. The trail runs north 4 miles to Landmark Gap Lake. Note: there is one marshy area.

The Maclaren River Road (#1) begins at milepost 43.5 on the Denali Highway. The road follows the Maclaren River for 12 miles and ends at the Maclaren Glacier. Note: at mile 4, the route fords the West Fork of the Maclaren River.

Sevenmile Lake Trail (#2) begins at milepost 40 on the Denali Highway. The trail parallels Boulder Creek for 6.5 miles and ends at Sevenmile Lake. The route is soft for the first 1.5 miles and then firms up.

Osar Lake Trail (#4) begins at milepost 37 on the Denali Highway. The trail runs 8 miles to Osar Lake.

Overall, Tangle Lakes District is the 16th most popular hiking trail of all 54 hikes in Alaska.

Tangle Lakes District Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  BLM (907) 822-3217; Alaska Tourism (907) 465-2010

Recommended Book:  "Alaska Hiking Adventures" from Dean Littlepage

Best Season:  Jun. - Sep.

Base Camp:  Tangle River or Tangle Lake Campgrounds

Luxury Loding:  Denali Windsong Lodge (800) 208-0200

Reference Source:  click here http://www.blm.gov/ak/st/en.html

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  6/20/2016

ID:  6824

Tangle Lakes District Hiking Map


Our one-step registration gives you instant, unlimited access to all of our printable trail guides for ALL sports in ALL regions worldwide.

For hiking the Tangle Lakes District in Alaska, our printable trail guides offers trail descriptions, maps, lodging suggestions, driving directions, levels of difficulty and points-of-contact.