Hiking The Tangle Lakes District
The 16th most popular hiking trail in Alaska.
Thursday 23 June 2016 01:53 GMT
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.