Hike or Bike Powerline Pass, Anchorage

What: A long trail traversing through the Chugach range with a nice wide trail to bike or hike. Rated as easy to hard depending on which section you’re doing.

When to go: Can be accessed year round; can be especially fun to explore in the winter with a good snow packed trail.

How to get there: Can be accessed via many locations, but the best location is from the Glenaps trailhead: https://goo.gl/maps/NvHVvVV42G4dZnxJ6
Trailforks link: https://www.trailforks.com/trails/powerline-pass/


  • The trail does get very steep as it climbs up towards the pass and may require hike a bike. The dropoff towards the indian side is very steep as well and is not recommended unless you’re an experienced rider.
  • Snowmachines may use part of this track in the winter, so be careful depending on what season you’re biking.
  • Powerline pass is a great way to connect between various trail systems including hidden lake, middle fork, and south fork.