Crescent Creek Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,138' 347 m
Descent: -1,138' -347 m
High: 1,554' 474 m
Low: 618' 188 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)
“A beautiful but difficult trail spanning from forest to valleys to meadows; a wonderful run!”— climbing bums
The steepness of the slope alternates between long and mellow to short and punchy. There are also a few segments where the trail tip toes along narrow singletrack below some rock walls. It's very scenic through here - just watch the trail ahead.
The route then crosses an avalanche field (sometimes covered in snow) and continues to climb a bit more before crossing a bridge to the opposite side of the creek. From here the climb ramps up a bit until you reach the Crescent Lake valley. It's mostly open through here with a few cool sections of flagged pine trees. As the trail levels out, the views become vast.
From here to the lake, the route rolls gently downhill across a moraine to a bridge at the bottom of the lake. Cross the bridge and you'll eventually find yourself at the northern tip of Crescent Lake and the Crescent Lake Forest Service Cabin.
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Land Manager: Alaska DNR - Parks and Outdoor Recreation