Length: 12 mi (19.3 km)
Elevation: +122/ -133 ft
Total: 27 riders
Mountain Biking Blm Campbell Tract
#21 of 63 mountain bike trails in Alaska
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.
First added by Maldo on Jul 30, 2008. Last updated May 11, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
- Drinking water: unknown
- Lift service: unknown
- Night riding: unknown
- Pump track: unknown
- Restrooms: unknown
- Fat bike grooming: yes
- E-bikes allowed: unknown
- Fee required: unknown
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Directions: Two main entrances:
Smokejumper Trailhead: Exit off the Seward Hwy at Dowling Street, following it 1/2 mile east to Lake Otis Parkway. Turn south on Lake Otis, east on 68th Avenue towards the mountains, and south on Abbott Loop Road. Turn east immediately into the Campbell Tract Facility; Smokejumper Trailhead's on the left.
Campbell Airstrip (Mile 1.1): Exit east off the Seward Highway onto Tudor Road. Drive approximately 3 miles before turning south on Campbell Airstrip Road, then turn right into the parking lot after 1.1 miles. Look for the "Campbell Airstrip Trailhead" sign
Nice for what it is. A greenway that goes and goes. I feel it could've been better marked or marked at all. With that said, I rode all the way to Alaska University and back without knowing where I was. I just never knew where I was going until I was there. It felt safe. A lot of people, easy biking. I'm really impressed with all the greenways and biking community in Anchorage.Thank |
The city has renamed Abbott Lp rd to Elmore Dr which now connects Abbott rd to Tudor rd. There is also a new trailhead at the south end of the tract at Elmore & 88th ave complete with picnic area, bathrooms and ball fields.Thank |
Most of the trails within the tract are double wide, nicely maintained riding/walking trails with a few singletracks running between them. These trails are excellent access points to the main trails and singletracks of the Far North Bicentennial Park (know as â€˜the hillsideâ€™ by the locals) to the South and East. Access to the University trail system to the north via the Rondy trail is also a local favorite route.
*** Because of its close proximity to the Chugach National Forest and the very dense forest/foliage growing here this area is very prone to wildlife-human encounters, this is bear country! Itâ€™s a great place to ride however please use caution, ride with a group and make lots of noise is ones best defense, bears in general will avoid humans so if they hear you coming chances are you will never see them. ***