Upper Fossil Creek Trail For Mountain Biking

The 21st most popular mountain bike trail in Alaska.

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Northeast of Fairbanks in the White Mountains National Recreation Area, the Upper Fossil Creek Trail is a 14 mile route. It follows Fossil Creek to Cache Mountain Divide. At the top, the trail connects with the O Brien Trail.

The trailhead is located at milepost 28 of the Elliott Highway (aka Wickersham Creek trailhead).

To reach mountain biking at the Fossil Creek trail, head northeast on the Wickersham trail to its northern end at Borealis-LeFevre Cabin. The Lower Fossil Creek trail starts at the cabin and continues northeast through a broad, open valley and Black Spruce forests for the first 6 miles. The Upper Fossil Creek Trail continues to climb for 0.5 miles before dropping in to the Fossil Creek drainage. The Fossil Creek Trail continues to follow the Fossil Creek drainage for another 12 miles. The trail goes past jagged limestone cliffs and through White Spruce forests before reaching the Windy Gap Cabin and connecting with the Cache Mountain Loop Trail.

Overall, Upper Fossil Creek Trail is the 21st most popular mountain bike trail of all 26 mountain biking rides in Alaska. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Upper Fossil Creek Trail including Ester Dome Trails, Colorado Creek Trail, Four Mile Ridge Trail, Moose Creek Bluff Trail, O'Brien Creek Trail and Wickersham Creek TrailTrail Creek.

Upper Fossil 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:  7/30/2016

ID:  16003

Upper Fossil Creek Trail Mountain Biking Map


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