Northeast of Fairbanks in the White Mountains National Recreation Area, the Quartz Creek Trail is a 16 mile. The route passes through high alpine hillsides and crosses several creeks. The trail can be rocky and muddy.
To reach the hiking trailhead from Fairbanks, take the Steese Highway to Mile 57 and follow the US Creek Road north for 6 miles to the Nome Creek Road. To the right, it is four miles to the upper end of Nome Creek Valley, the Quartz Creek Trailhead and the Mount Prindle Campground.
Overall, Quartz Creek Trail is the 50th most popular hiking trail of all 54 hikes in Alaska.