Trail Run Project Logo

Rock Creek Trail

Intermediate

Trail

2.1 mile 3.3 kilometer point to point
87% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 484' 148 m
Descent: -209' -64 m
High: 2,257' 688 m
Low: 1,805' 550 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)

Dogs

No Dogs
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Megan Lee

An occasionally steep trail through forest similar to the Roadside Trail, but a bit longer and quieter.

Megan Lee

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

A decent amount of time will be spent climbing, but past the first third of a mile it's pretty mellow.

Description

From the visitor center, follow the Taiga Trail for a short distance to the start of the Rock Creek Trail. Although the climbing is more demanding at the start, make sure to enjoy the great views back over the valley. As the trail proceeds the grades mellow out on the way to Rock Creek at the end, and the kennels beyond. Unlike the Roadside Trail, this path travels deeper into the forest for an even more peaceful run.

Flora & Fauna

There's a good chance of seeing moose or black bears. And lots of blueberries, flowers, and plants add to the appeal along the way.

Run this trail?

We need help with the following missing trail information:

Photos, Need to Know

Is something wrong? Let us know. Have photos to share? Help fellow runners know what's here.

Contacts

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  5.0 from 2 votes

#1079

Overall
  5.0 from 2 votes
5 Star
100%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#14

in Alaska

#1,079

Overall
8 Views Last Month
507 Since Oct 22, 2015
Intermediate

0%
33%
67%
0%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running