Hiking The White Mountains Summit Trail

The 42nd most popular hiking trail in Alaska.

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Northwest of Fairbanks in the White Mountains, the White Mountains Summit Trail is a 19 mile route.

The trail starts from near Milepost 28 on the Elliot Highway. The hiking route traverses artic tundra and high alpine ridges with outstanding vistas.

Overall, White Mountains Summit Trail is the 42nd most popular hiking trail of all 54 hikes in Alaska. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby White Mountains Summit Trail including Ester Dome Trails, Four Mile Ridge Trail, Upper Fossil Creek Trail, Wickersham Creek Trail, Pinnell Mountain 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:  8/11/2016

ID:  17214


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