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“The road is straight, the views wonderful, and the picnic areas beautiful and well-maintained”

Chena River State Recreation Area
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Chena River Guided Fishing Tour
Ranked #15 of 95 things to do in Fairbanks
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Owner description: Located just north of Fairbanks, this area offer many trails for day hikes.
Healdsburg, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“The road is straight, the views wonderful, and the picnic areas beautiful and well-maintained”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

Just make sure you fill up with gas before you go...Not many gas stations along this route. There are several places for boaters to access the river; and the picnic areas, with sparkling clean facilities and features like covered picnic areas , and ponds surrounded by trees, were exceptional.

Visited September 2012
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Sunnyvale, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Good hike with nice view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

We did the Angel Rock Loop Trail (3.5mile loop) near Chena River and it was a moderate hike with interesting sights and a great view. The hike wasnt too difficult, but there were lots of fallen trees on the trail (probably due to the wind). There was even a slot canyon and a cave right at the top of Angel Rock.

For advanced hikers, I think you can hike the 8 mile trail on the ridge all the way to Chena hot springs. Otherwise, this trail can be quite fun too :)

Visited September 2012
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Rogers, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

it is great, the fall colors added some extra charm in it. Looked like a big pretty garden just ate us completely, I did not want to leave.

Visited September 2012
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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186 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Great park”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2012

We love to go fishing, canoeing, atv'ing, hiking, or anything else you can think of. Don't come to interior Alaska and not visit Chena rec area or you will miss an opportunity to see central Alaska as it should be.

Visited September 2012
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Washington, DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Beautiful scenery and moose!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

What a gorgeous drive. And there are moose all along the side of the road. I did the Angel Rocks trail, which was challenging and well worth it - the angel rocks were beautiful and I got to pick wild blueberries.

Visited August 2012
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