Hiking The O Brien Creek Trail

The 39th most popular hiking trail in Alaska.

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Northeast of Fairbanks in the White Mountains National Recreation Area, the O Brien Creek Trail is a 19 mile hiking route. It has a 1,700 feet elevation gain. A good starting point is the McKay Creek Trailhead located at milepost 42.

Overall, O Brien Creek Trail is the 39th most popular hiking trail of all 54 hikes in Alaska. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby O Brien Creek Trail including Ester Dome Trails, Four Mile Ridge Trail, Upper Fossil Creek Trail, Wickersham Creek Trail, Pinnell Mountain Trail and White Mountains Summit TrailLower Fossil Creek Trail.

O Brien Creek Trail Hiking Map



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

Recommended Book:  "Alaska Hiking Adventures" from Dean Littlepage

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:  65.2208, -147.1679

Date Published:  5/18/2016

Date Updated:  7/17/2016

ID:  16000

O Brien Creek Trail Hiking Map


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