Campbell Creek Trail

Campbell Creek trail sign with distance and trail name
7.5 ml
2-3 hr
554 ft

Best Time of Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

This 7.4-mile trail winds through the city and is perfect for biking and walking. The route runs along Campbell Creek past dense greenbelts, community parks, sprawling neighborhoods, and busy commercial areas. Close to several eateries, the trail offers a fun day of biking and dining. On warm summer days you'll see people floating downstream. In late summer you may be lucky enough to spot salmon heading upstream.

The Campbell Creek Trail is also an important part of Anchorage’s Moose Loop route, connecting the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, Lanie Fleischer Chester Creek Trail, and the Ship Creek Trail to form a 32-mile loop tracing the profile of a moose over the Anchorage Bowl. Take the Moose Loop Trail Challenge.

Dogs: Welcome, on a leash.

Parking is available at Taku Lake Park and by the trailhead at Campbell Park off Elmore Road. The trail is also easily accessible from the University of Alaska Anchorage and Alaska Pacific University campuses. 

As with all trails in Alaska, hikers should be prepared, dress in layers, and bring plenty of water, snacks, a map of the area, bear spray, and a well-charged cell phone.

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