Moose Track TrailThe Trails of Campbell Tract

NEW: Trail education posters for download!


The 730-acre Campbell Tract, managed by the BLM Anchorage Field Office, serves as a forested recreation site in the heart of Anchorage. With its 12 miles of trails, including the popular Campbell Tract Loop Trail, the tract offers four-season outdoor recreation opportunities. The area's diverse plants, wildlife, and habitats also serve as a wonderful outdoor classroom for the Anchorage community.

Enjoy the trails

Campbell Tract multi-use trails offer year-round non-motorized recreation opportunities, including hiking, jogging, skiing and skijoring, snowshoeing, orienteering, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Campbell Tract trails connect to a broader network of city trails on adjacent Far North Bicentennial Park, maintained by the Municipality of Anchorage. Download your copy of the Campbell Tract trail map and get out there!
 
More than 80,000 users share Campbell Tract trails each year, so please be considerate of other visitors. You can help protect the land and respect other users by staying on established trails, avoiding muddy trails, maintaining safe speeds, leashing and cleaning up after your dog, and picking up trash.

Moose crossing Campbell CreekView wildlife

Campbell Tract is home to a variety of boreal forest plants and wildlife. Be alert for moose, porcupine, lynx, fox, coyote, snowshoe hare, red squirrel, and black and brown bear. King and silver salmon are commonly seen in Campbell Creek during the summer months.
 
For your safety, give moose a wide berth and run if a moose charges you. Make noise to avoid bear encounters and NEVER run from a bear. For more bear and moose tips, explore http://www.adfg.state.ak.us.

Campbell Creek Science Center at Campbell TractVisit the Campbell Creek Science Center

The Campbell Tract is also home to the BLM Campbell Creek Science Center, a unique outdoor education center that promotes appreciation, understanding, and stewardship of the natural world. Each year more than 40,000 visitors attend programs and activities at the center.

Stop by the Science Center and check out a Backyard Discoveries pack, view interpretive displays, or learn about program offerings. For more information, call 267-1247 or visit the Campbell Creek Science Center at 5600 Science Center Drive (near 68th Ave & Elmore Rd).

Volunteers planting spruce seedlings on National Public Lands DayVolunteer

Make a difference and get involved! Volunteers are needed to help with trail maintenance, revegetation, research and monitoring projects, educational programs, and more. Come pitch in on National Trails Day in June or National Public Lands Day in September. To learn more, contact the volunteer coordinator at 267-1269 or visit our Volunteer Opportunities web page.

Please avoid the following prohibited activities while visiting Campbell Tract:

  • having dogs off leash
  • recreating in the airstrip corridor
  • using motorized vehicles on the trails
  • camping and fires
  • salmon fishing
  • cutting trees or collecting vegetation
  • harassing wildlife
  • consuming alcohol
  • using firearms and paintball guns
  • disturbing or removing historic artifacts

 Download and print Campbell Tract Trail Brochure & Posters

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 Campbell Tract Trail Map

Trail Brochure and Map

Tips for enjoying the trails at Campbell Tract and a map to help you navigate!

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Summer Weeds Poster "Pretty Invasives" Poster

Summer Weeds Poster: "Pretty Invasives"

What's the problem and what can you do to help? Featuring plants that don't belong in Alaska: Orange Hawkweed, Bird Vetch, Canada Thistle, and European Bird Cherry.

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Winter Weeds Poster "The Chilling Truth" Poster

Winter Weeds Poster: "The Chilling Truth"

Facts about how invasive plants survive the winter and are spread by skiing, snowshoeing, biking, pet fur, horses, dog mushing, wildlife, and birds.

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Summer Trail Etiquette Poster

Summer Trail Etiquette

Share the trail and learn who to yield to on the trail when recreating. Respect the trail by keeping to the right except to pass, not blocking the trail, keeping dogs on a leash, scooping animal waste, and keeping the trail clean for others to enjoy!

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Winter Trail Etiquette poster

Winter Trail Etiquette

Share the trail and learn who to yield to on the trail when recreating in winter. Watch out for dog mushers! Respect the trail by keeping to the right except to pass, using EXTREME caution while crossing mushing trails, keeping dogs on a leash, scooping animal waste, and keeping the trail clean for others to enjoy!

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Summer Bear Aware Poster

Summer Bear Aware

Learn to be safe in bear country. Make noise, buddy up, use your senses, move cautiously, leash your pet, carry bear spray, don't feed bears, and never run from a bear!

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Winter Moose Aware poster

Winter Moose Aware

Learn to be safe around moose. Make noise, use your senses, move cautiously, leash your pet, don't feed bears, keep your distance, and learn what to do if a moose charges. Learn the difference between a curious moose and a stressed out one!

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Winter Mushing Trails Awareness poster

Winter Mushing Trails Awareness

Learn about Campbell Tract dog mushing trails and what you should do as a trail user. In winter, some trails are open only to dog mushing. These mushing trails support world-class races. Dog teams are fast, quiet, and hard to slow down, so please look and listen carefully near mushing intersections.

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To learn more about the BLM Campbell Tract, visit our web site, give us a call at 267-1246, or drop by in person at 4700 BLM Road in Anchorage (near 68th Ave & Elmore Rd). Our office is open 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. on normal business days. The trail system is always open for your use and enjoyment!

Please RESPECT and ENJOY your public lands!