The well-maintained trails of the BLM's 730-acre Campbell Tract Facility are open for non-motorized recreation, from hiking to horseback riding. Bordered on three sides by city parklands-including Far North Bicentennial Park-the tract creates an unbroken connection to the Chugach Mountains to the east. Depending on the season, you may encounter moose, fox, coyote, lynx, black bear, and brown bear. Campbell Creek meanders through the northern part of the tract and provides spawning habitat for rainbows, Dolly Varden, silvers, and kings. The tract is also home to the Campbell Creek Science Center, which provides outdoor education programs for people of all ages.
Trails & Facilities In Campbell Tract
This is a groomed, multi-use trail that is mostly flat and makes great snow-shoeing and Nordic skiing. The trails are wide and have both skate and classic tracks. Access is from the end of Arlberg Rd where there is parking or the parking lot near Aspen Mountain Rd. It’s also possible to link these trails together with the new 5k Nordic ski trails just north of the Hotel Alyeska.
An off-shoot of the Viewpoint Trail, Moose Meadow Trail cuts back towards the South Fork of Campbell Creek. You’ll wind through mixed forests of spruce, aspen, and even some cottonwoods. Keep an eye out for a special type of moss known to locals as Old Man’s Beard. It typically grows on the underside of evergreens boughs and, in the right light, creates an eerie ambiance. The Moose Meadow Trail connects up with Rover’s Run near the Creek. If… ...more
The name says it all – during the winter months at least. The trail is off limits once snow flies, but as soon as the snow is gone in the spring, recreate to your heart’s content. This network of wintertime dog mushing trails offers a wide array of options throughout the summer. With a little creativity you can put together outings from 1.4 to 12+ miles. Do be aware that mushers sometimes train their teams here with wheeled buggies. If you… ...more
The View Point Trail is also known as the Tour of Anchorage Trail. It offers gentle terrain and a touch of solitude for those looking for an easy trail not far from the city. Because the Campbell Tract is adjacent to the Chugach National Forest it offers a direct corridor for animals moving in and out of the Anchorage bowl so keep an eye out for moose with their young in the spring and be especially mindful of bears throughout the spring and ...more
Access the Beaver Dam Trail across Campbell Airstrip Rd from the Campbell Tract parking area. You’ll head off into a forest of ancient aspen trees and shoulder height rose bushes. This is a favorite hangout spot for the local moose because the browse is so accessible. During late summer and into the fall you’ll also find copious amounts of rosehips, an abundant natural vitamin C ‘pill’. Miners were known to eat a hip or two a day to ward off… ...more