East of Sutton in the Knik-Chickaloon-Nelchina, the Pinochle Creek Trail (Hicks Creek) is a 16.5 mile route open to ATV trails riding. The route follows the Hicks Creek to Hicks Lake. From there, it continues on to Caribou Creek. There is about 2,700 feet of elevation gain along the way.
To reach the trailhead from Sutton, head east on SR 1 (Glenn Highway) for 38 miles. The trail is on the north side of the road.
Overall, Pinochle Creek Trail - Hicks Creek is the 11th most popular ATV riding trail of all 27 ATV trails in Alaska.