Northeast of Fairbanks in the White Mountains National Recreation Area, the Quartz Creek Trail is a 16 mile. The route passes through high alpine hillsides and crosses several creeks. The trail can be rocky and muddy.
To reach the mountain biking trailhead from Fairbanks, take the Steese Highway to Mile 57 and follow the US Creek Road north for 6 miles to the Nome Creek Road. To the right, it is four miles to the upper end of Nome Creek Valley, the Quartz Creek Trailhead and the Mount Prindle Campground.
Overall, Quartz Creek is the 23rd most popular mountain bike trail of all 26 mountain biking rides in Alaska.