Cresent Lake Trail For Mountain Biking
The 24th most popular mountain bike trail in Alaska.
Saturday 25 June 2016 05:30 GMT
On the Kenai Peninsula, the Cresent Lake Trail is a 6 mile mountain bike route.
Trail follows Crescent creek gradually upward through birch-aspen forests. It climbs over a low ridge and drops into scenic Crescent Creek Canyon. Trail alternates between open meadows with many wildflowers, and forested areas. Crescent Lake lies just below treeline. Most good camping sites located near lake.
Wildlife include moose, black and brown bears, and Dall sheep. Hunting for these species in designated seasons. Fishing for trophy-size grayling is best in western half of Crescent Lake. Grayling are also in Crescent Creek. Review Alaska Department of Fish and Game hunting and fishing regulations.
Trailhead is at Mile 45, Sterling Highway (7 miles west of Seward/Sterling junction), turn south onto Quartz Creek Road (take left fork). Drive past Quartz Creek and Crescent Creek campgrounds to trailhead (Mile 3.5 Quartz Creek Road). Trail is closed to saddle/packstock from April 1 to June 30 and and closed to motorized vehicles from May 1 - November 30.
Overall, Cresent Lake Trail is the 24th most popular mountain bike trail of all 26 mountain biking rides in Alaska. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Cresent Lake Trail including Devils Pass Trail, Resurrection Pass Trail System, Russian Lakes, Primrose - Lost Lake Trail and Johnson Pass Trail.