Trail in Anchorage

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Hiking trails are plentiful in Alaska, but the Campbell Creek Greenbelt still manages to stand out. The trail is 7.5 miles from University Lake to West Dimond Boulevard. The southern end is just over 4 miles in length and is marked at each half mile point by a milepost. It is a great trail for beginning hikers and has only slight inclines and grades. The Campbell Creek runs south along the trail. The northern section of the trail runs about 3 miles north back toward University Lake and is considered slightly more strenuous than the southern portion. Along the trail you are likely to see moose, small mammals, ducks, fish, and birds. The northern side may expose you to bears. There are numerous bridges and underpasses on both the northern and southern portions, and the southern section features the Alaska Railroad Underpass. The trail is paved for easier travel. Fishing is permitted as long as visitors abide by certain regulations. The northern section boats scenic views of forests and the Chugach Mountain region. Many of the hiking options in Alaska are rugged, but this one provides an easier hike for those who are less experienced. However, there are still plenty of chances to enjoy Alaskan wildlife along the trail.

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