Length: 27.30 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Camping
Dogs - On leash
Agency: Bureau of Land Management
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No
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Location: 50 miles NE of Fairbanks on north side of AL 6.
Latitude: 65.48459 Longitude: -145.4139
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The 27-mile Pinnell Mountain National Recreation Trail traverses alpine ridge lines and saddles. all above timberline. It allows access to outstanding natural resources associated with a high alpine tundra community.
The alpine tundra is the summer home of many different nesting birds, including Long-tailed Jaeger, Surfbird, Northern Wheatear (a Eurasian migrant), Horned Lark and Gray-crowned Rosy-finch. These birds nest in typical trail side habitat and are exciting sightings for birders and wildlife watchers.
Many different kinds of wildflowers abound during the summer, when the 24-hour daylight of the midnight sun brings a spectrum of color to the lush greens of the tundra.
The trail is an excellent place to observe periglacial features associated with the discontinuous permafrost of the Yukin-Tanana Uplands.
Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Grass or Vegetation
Secondary Surface: Grass or Vegetation
Average Grade: 8%
Elevation Low Point: 3,164
Elevation High Point: 4,934
Year Designated: 1971
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