Hiking The Troublesome Creek

The 19th most popular hiking trail in Alaska.

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Denali State Park is an integral part of one of North America's most spectacularly beautiful regions. The park’s 325,240 acres, almost one-half the size of Rhode Island, provide the visitor with a great variety of recreational opportunities, ranging from roadside camping to wilderness exploration. The park is about 100 air miles north of Anchorage and is divided roughly in half by the George Parks Highway, the major road link between Anchorage and Fairbanks. Situated between the Talkeetna Mountains to the east and the Alaska Range to the west, the landscape varies from meandering lowland streams to alpine tundra. Dominating this diverse terrain are Curry and Kesugi Ridges, a 35 mile-long north/south alpine ridge, the backbone of the eastern half of the park.

The Troublesome Creek Trail and the Kesugi Ridge Trail can be combined for a 36 mile hiking route from the Troublesome Creek Trailhead to the Little Coal Creek Trailhead.

Overall, Troublesome Creek is the 19th most popular hiking trail of all 54 hikes in Alaska. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Troublesome Creek including Mount Eielson Loop, Anderson Pass / Sanctuary Pass and Peters Dome.

Troublesome Creek Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  DSP (907) 733-2675; Alaska Tourism (907) 465-2010.

Recommended Book:  "Alaska Hiking Adventures" from Dean Littlepage

Recommended Map:  "Denali National Park" from Trails Illustrated

Best Season:  Jul. - Aug.

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Base Camp:  State Park Cabins

Luxury Loding:  Denali Windsong Lodge (800) 208-0200; Denali Backcountry Lodge (800) 841-0692; Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge (877) 777-4067

Reference Source:  click here http://dnr.alaska.gov/

GPS:  62.69, -149.921

Date Published:  5/18/2016

Date Updated:  8/13/2016

ID:  12952

Troublesome Creek Hiking Map


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