Find (AK) Alaska Trails,
Off Road Parks, ATV Trails
and Motocross Tracks!

Are you looking for the best (AK) Alaska trails to explore? If you love taking your ATV, dirt bike or 4X4 vehicle off road and want to spend hours or even days exploring the back country then you've come to the right place

The one thing you will not find much of in Alaska is private off road parks.

Why is that?

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When you consider the vast amount of public land available, the sparse population, and the naturally harsh rugged conditions it's a matter of supply and demand. There are too few people who need the services of a privately owned off road park.

The good news is there are miles and miles of Alaska trails. These trails provide access to stocked lakes and amazing views of the Alaska Range and Delta River.

So what are you waiting for? Go find a trail and start your next adventure!

Andy


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Brenwick Craig Road (Klutina Road)

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Vehicle Types: 4x4 - ATV - Dirt Bike - Motocross

Description: Located at mile 101.5 of the Richardson Highway, this Alaska trail provides access to the Klutina River and Klutina Lake. This road is a 17 (b) easement through native owned lands. Allowable uses for this 60 foot easement are travel by motor vehicle, OHV, or foot. This trail proceeds 23 miles and terminates at Klutina Lake. It is recommended for high clearance or 4 wheel drive vehicles only. Camping or parking on or within this easement is prohibited. This is an easement through private lands and anyone wishing to park, camp or exit from the 60 foot easement must receive a permit from Ahtna, Inc. in Glennallen. There is a one acre site easement at the end of this road that allows you to park your vehicle and change your mode of transportation. Camping to change your mode of transportation is limited to 24 hours.

Located Near These Regional Cities: Copper Center, Glennallen, Anchorage, Fairbanks


Captain Cook State Recreation Area

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Vehicle Types: 4x4 - ATV - Dirt Bike - Motocross

Description: Captain Cook State Recreation Area is virtually undiscovered by most visitors to the Kenai Peninsula. It offers a peaceful setting of forests, lakes, streams and saltwater beaches. The recreation area can be reached by driving 25 miles north of Kenai on the North Kenai Road to milepost 36.

Motor vehicles are restricted to roads and parking lots to avoid destruction of vegetation and wildlife habitat. All-terrain vehicles, including three-wheelers, are allowed ONLY in designated areas. Snow machines are permitted, except on ski trails, when the snow depth is sufficient to protect vegetation.

Located Near These Regional Cities: Nikiski, Kenai, Kalifornsky, Soldotna, Sterling, Horner


Clam Gulch Recreation Area

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Vehicle Types: 4x4 - ATV - Dirt Bike - Motocross

Description: Clam Gulch as the name implies, is famous for the hundreds of thousands of razor clams harvested annually from the sandy beaches adjacent to the State Recreation Area.

This park is a popular area to camp while enjoying a weekend of digging for razor clams. The beaches are great area to ride ATV's. Make sure to check the time tables and plan your clam digging around minus tides.

All off-road-vehicles are restricted to the campground loop road, the beach access road and the saltwater beach. Please observe all traffic rules.

Use of ATV's in the campground and on the road to the beach is limited to direct travel from your campsite to the beach and back again.

ATV's are prohibited on Clam Gulch Road from the Sterling Highway to the intersection of the campground loop road and the beach access road.

Located Near These Regional Cities: Nikiski, Kenai, Kalifornsky, Soldotna, Sterling, Horner


Coal Mine Road

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Vehicle Types: 4x4 - ATV - Dirt Bike - Motocross

Description: This Alaska trail is an unimproved dirt road that starts at mile 254 on the east side of the Richardson Highway near Delta Junction. This network of trails and roads provides access to stocked lakes and amazing views of the Alaska Range and Delta River. Unimproved campsites exist that are not maintained. Please take your garbage home with you.

Located Near These Regional Cities: Delta Junction Anchorage, Fairbanks


Fish Creek Trail

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Vehicle Types: 4x4 - ATV - Dirt Bike - Motocross

Description: This Alaska trail is located at mile 190 on the east side of the Richardson Highway. It provides access to Fish Lake and the Gunn Creek areas. Fish creek is an anadromous (salmon bearing) stream, so cross only at existing crossings. This trail starts on State of Alaska land. Primary use is motorized and snow-machine, however, hiking is also possible on the trail.

Located Near These Regional Cities: Paxton, Anchorage, Fairbanks


Middle Fork Trail

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Vehicle Types: 4x4 - ATV - Dirt Bike - Motocross

Description: Located at mile 169.5 on the west side of the Richardson Highway, this Alaska trail is one of the most highly used trails in the district. The trail begins in a state highway gravel pit and continues westward approximately 8 miles towards the Gulkana Wild and Scenic River. Users must stay on the trail at all times. Recent trails projects have improved the conditions along this trail and it is your responsibility to keep it that way. Not only does this Alaska trail provide access to the Gulkana Wild and Scenic River, it also provides outstanding views of Paxson Lake and the surrounding hills. Primary use is motorized, however more people are beginning to hike along the trail as its condition has improved. Please respect all users of the trail. This trail is within the State of Alaska Sourdough Controlled Use Area so motorized hunting restrictions apply.

Located Near These Regional Cities: Anchorage, Fairbanks


Osar Lake ORV Trail

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Vehicle Types: 4x4 - ATV - Dirt Bike - Motocross

Description: Oscar Lake is located at milepost 10 on the Denali Highway and lies less than 1/2 mile off the paved road. Osar Lake is located just east of the Maclaren river about milepost 50 on the Denali Highway. The trail head (Osar Lake Trail is a signed trail) for the Osar Lake trail is atop Maclaren summit, the highest point on the Denali Highway. Another item of interest - Osar Lake and the Osar Lake Trail lie within the boundries of the Tangle Lakes Archaeological District while Oscar Lake is outside of the District.

There are some restrictions for trail use within the Archaeological District of which you should be aware. Basically, ORVs may use Signed Trails but ORVs may NOT be operated off of the signed trails.

More detailed information may be obtained at the Bureau of Land Management Office in Glennallen, Alaska or at the lodges along the Denali Highway. These include; Paxson Lodge, milepost 0 Denali Highway; Tangle River Inn, milepost 21 Denali Highway; Tangle River Lodge, milepost 23 Denali Highway; Maclaren River Lodge, at the Maclaren River crossing; and Gracious House, approximately milepost 88 Denali Highway.

Word of caution!The Denali Highway is not maintained year-round and is opened around mid-May depending upon the winter. Paxson Lodge is open all year but the other lodges do not open, usually, until mid-May, if they open at all. Gracious House is not usually open for full business until after June 1st. (Information courtesy of Dave Dodson and www.tellico4x4.com)

Located Near These Regional Cities: Anchorage, Fairbanks


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