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Coal Mine Road

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Alt Names

Rangeview Lake, Ken's Pond, Coal Mine #5 Lake, Mt. Moffit, Mt. Hayes, Dick's Pond, Donnelly Dome, Paul's Pond, Lake Lake, Backdown Lake, Brodie Lake, Delta River, Granite Mountains, Jarvis Creek

Last Known StatusOpen

The Coal Mine Road is a rugged 4x4 trail that goes by eight small lakes and offers excellent mountain views plus decent fishing. The trail is usually not passable until mid summer and large trailers are not recommended.

Cabin rentals are available near Ken’s Pond and Coal Mine #5 Pond. There is no fee charged but reservations are required and must be made at least six months in advance. Call (907) 459-7228 for more details.

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Nearest CityDelta Junction, AK
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From: Fairbanks, AK
1) Take the Richardson Hwy south about 100 miles
2) Turn left (east) at Mile Post 242.1 onto gravel road, continue about 1.5 miles
3) Veer right at the fork. Trail starts here.


LandBLM, AK Department of Fish and Game


Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayFull Day
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Permit Required
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers Four WheelersPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4s / Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingNo Restriction(camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedriders must stay on trail
Emergency / Law Enforcement
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Contact InfoBLM - Glennallen Field Office
P.O. Box 147
Glennallen, AK 99588
(907) 822-3217
Contact InfoAlaska Department of Fish And Game
P.O. Box 605
Delta Junction, AK 99737-0605
(907) 895-4632


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Coal Mine Road Trail

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Miles Of Trail7
Climate TypeForest
Elevation2400 to 3500 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has little hard pack terrain.Little
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has mostly mud after it rains.Mostly
DustThe trail has no dust on typical days.None
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has some water crossings.Some
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis BLM land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis BLM land has no single track trails.None
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little




First Aid First Aid30+ Miles (NW)Fairbanks Memorial Hospital (907) 452-8181
Gasoline Gasoline30+ Miles (S)Meier's Lake Roadhouse (907) 822-3151
Diesel Diesel30+ Miles (S)Meier's Lake Roadhouse (907) 822-3151
Potable Water Water30+ Miles (S)Meier's Lake Roadhouse (907) 822-3151
RV Hookups RV Hookup30+ Miles (S)Meier's Lake Roadhouse (907) 822-3151
RV Dump Station RV Disposal30+ Miles (S)Meier's Lake Roadhouse (907) 822-3151
Primitive Camping Campground30+ Miles (S)Paxson Lake Campground (907) 822-3217
Convenience Store Conv Store30+ Miles (S)Meier's Lake Roadhouse (907) 822-3151
Swimming Swim AreaDelta Junction, AK
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp30+ Miles (S)Paxson Lake Boat Ramp (907) 822-3217
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