Hiking The Pinnell Mountain Trail

The 44th most popular hiking trail in Alaska.

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Northeast of Fairbanks in the White Mountains, the Pinnell Mountain National Recreation Trail is a 27 mile route.

The trail parallels the Steese Highway from Milepost 86 to 107. The hiking route traverses artic tundra and high alpine ridges with outstanding vistas.

Overall, Pinnell Mountain Trail is the 44th most popular hiking trail of all 54 hikes in Alaska. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Pinnell Mountain Trail including Ester Dome Trails, Four Mile Ridge Trail, Upper Fossil Creek Trail, Wickersham Creek Trail, White Mountains Summit Trail and O Brien Creek TrailLower Fossil Creek Trail.


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

Recommended Book:  "Alaska Hiking Adventures" from Dean Littlepage

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

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

Date Published:  5/18/2016

Date Updated:  7/19/2016

ID:  17213


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