Wickersham Creek Trail For Mountain Biking

The 19th most popular mountain bike trail in Alaska.

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Northeast of Fairbanks in the White Mountains National Recreation Area, the Wickersham Creek Trail is a 20 mile route. Themountain bike route has an elevation gain of 1,100 feet to alpine tundra. The trail intersects with Trail Creek Trail and Moose Creek Trail.

The trailhead is located at Milepost 28 of the Elliott Highway.

The Wickersham Creek Trail begins near Wickersham Dome. The trail heads northeast for 2 miles along a ridgeline to an intersection with the Ski Loop Trail. The trail follows on forested ridgeline for another 3.5 miles past a high rocky peak (2,545 feet) before meeting the old "Winter Trail". This rocky peak offers good views of the Alaska Range and the White Mountains. One mile farther down the trail is the junction with the Trail Creek Trail which goes past Lees Cabin (0.75 miles), crosses Beaver Creek and on to the Cache Mountain Cabin. From this trail junction, the Wickersham Creek Trail drops steeply for 2.5 miles before it crosses Wickersham Creek. The trail goes through wooded areas of black spruce and meadows for another three miles before reaching the Wickersham Creek Trail Shelter and the Moose Creek Trail junction.

Overall, Wickersham Creek Trail is the 19th most popular mountain bike trail of all 26 mountain biking rides in Alaska. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Wickersham Creek Trail including Ester Dome Trails, Colorado Creek Trail, Four Mile Ridge Trail, Moose Creek Bluff Trail, O'Brien Creek Trail and Upper Fossil Creek TrailTrail Creek.

Wickersham Creek Trail Mountain Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  BLM (907) 474-2200; Alaska Tourism (907) 465-2010

Best Season:  May - Sep.

Base Camp:  NFS Ophir Creek Campground; NFS Cripple Creek Campground; NFS Mount Prindle Campground

Luxury Loding:  Chena Hot Springs Resort (907) 452-7867; Lodge At Black Rapids, Fairbanks

Reference Source:  click here https://www.blm.gov/alaska

GPS:  65.1795, -148.0739

Date Published:  5/18/2016

Date Updated:  8/5/2016

ID:  15506

Wickersham Creek Trail Mountain Biking Map


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