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The Best Hiking in Fairbanks

Looking for the best hiking in Fairbanks? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Fairbanks. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Fairbanks

  • Fairbanks, Alaska

    Wander Lake Trail

    1.57 mi / 131 ft gain
    Wander Lake Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Fairbanks, Alaska.
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  • Fairbanks, Alaska

    Chena Riverwalk

    7.51 mi / 509 ft gain
    Chena Riverwalk is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Fairbanks, Alaska.
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  • Fairbanks, Alaska

    Farm Road Trail and Chickadee Loop

    2.38 mi / 161 ft gain
    Farm Road Trail and Chickadee Loop is a loo trail that takes you by a lake located near Fairbanks, Alaska.
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  • Fairbanks, Alaska

    Boreal Forest and Seasonal Wetland Trail

    2.41 mi / 171 ft gain
    Boreal Forest and Seasonal Wetland Trail is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Fairbanks, Alaska.
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  • Fairbanks, Alaska

    Birch Hill's Blue Loop Trail

    1.26 mi / 161 ft gain
    Birch Hill's Blue Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Fairbanks, Alaska.
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  • Fairbanks, Alaska

    Ballaine Lake, Estle Connector, Baseline Classic Loop

    4.09 mi / 302 ft gain
    Ballaine Lake, Estle Connector, Baseline Classic Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Fairbanks, Alaska.
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  • Fairbanks, Alaska

    Powerline Loop

    2.78 mi / 338 ft gain
    Powerline Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Fairbanks, Alaska.
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  • Fairbanks, Alaska

    Ester Dome Inner Loop

    2.98 mi / 433 ft gain
    Ester Dome Inner Loop is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Fairbanks, Alaska.
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  • North Pole, Alaska

    Beaver Slough Nature Trail

    1.22 mi / 151 ft gain
    Beaver Slough Nature Trail is an out-and-back where you may see local wildlife located near North Pole, Alaska.
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  • North Pole, Alaska

    Chena River Nature Trail

    2.83 mi / 105 ft gain
    Chena River Nature Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Fairbanks, Alaska.
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  • Salcha, Alaska

    Harding Lake Nature Trail

    0.49 mi / 62 ft gain
    Harding Lake Nature Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Salcha, Alaska.
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  • Fairbanks, Alaska

    Snowshoe the Granite Tors Loop Trail

    15 mi / 2900 ft gain
    The Granite Tors Loop Trailhead is located at Milepost 39 on Chena River Road east of Fairbanks. It starts at about 700ft above sea level and climbs to about 3200ft, peaking around the 8 mile mark. The climb is slow and continuous adding to the difficulty of the hike.The Chena River State Recreat...
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  • Fairbanks, Alaska

    Backpack Granite Tors

    5.0
    15 mi
    We split this 15-mile loop into an overnight backpacking trip and had an amazing time. Our route started up the eastern side of the loop and took us past the trail shelter. Once we reached the tors, we settled in and set up camp. It was stunning and we actually wished we would have left a day bet...
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  • Fairbanks, Alaska

    Hike Angel Rocks Trail

    5.0
    3.5 mi / 900 ft gain
    Angel Rocks is a moderately difficult trail in the Chena River State Recreation Area. The 3.5-mile loop is a great day hike and is frequented by many locals after work. The hike takes you along the Chena River before climbing up 900 feet to sweeping views of the forest below. The “Angel Rocks” ar...
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  • Fairbanks, Alaska

    Chena Dome Trail

    34.3 mi / 6864 ft gain
    Chena Dome Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Fairbanks, Alaska.
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