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Trail Creek Trail

Intermediate

Trail

29.3 mile 47.1 kilometer point to point
97% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 2,059' 628 m
Descent: -2,733' -833 m
High: 2,386' 727 m
Low: 1,496' 456 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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Trail shared by Brady Gross

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A hilly trail with views of the Alaska Range to the south and Whites in every direction.

Brady Gross

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Runner Notes

This trail is most accessible and enjoyed during the winter snow months. The trails are multi-use and very maintained. Fat-tire bikers, cross country skiers, snow machines and runners all share these trails respectfully. During the summer, a lot of this trail is wet marsh land, and the trail almost disappears in a lot of areas.

Description

From the trailhead, follow Wickersham Trail east. Before you leave, however, take a look at the overall White Mountains area map with very clear directions. From the end of Wickersham Trail, there is a very obvious wooden sign that outlines your options. Stay to the right to continue the remaining 11 miles towards Moose Creek cabin.

From Moose Creek Cabin, the route meanders northwest, eventually crossing Beaver Creek National Wild River and stops at an intersection with Cache Mountain Loop Trail and McKay Creek Trail.

This is backcountry Alaska at its finest!

Flora & Fauna

The trail is heavily populated with skinny spruce trees. In the summer, these trails are covered with wild blueberry patches.

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Photos

Sun through a stand of dead black spruce. with permission from Spruceboy Credit: Jay Cable, Link: https://yak.spruceboy.net
Apr 19, 2016 near College, AK
Trail Creek Trail. with permission from Spruceboy Credit: Jay Cable, Link: https://yak.spruceboy.net
Apr 19, 2016 near Fairbanks, AK
The mid day sun over the Alaska Range with permission from Spruceboy Credit: Jay Cable, Link: https://yak.spruceboy.net
Apr 19, 2016 near College, AK
Endless trail in the White Mountains NRA. with permission from Spruceboy Credit: Jay Cable, Link: https://yak.spruceboy.net
Apr 19, 2016 near Badger, AK

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