Hiking The Quartz Creek Trail

The 50th most popular hiking trail in Alaska.

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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. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Quartz Creek Trail including Ester Dome Trails, Four Mile Ridge Trail, Upper Fossil Creek Trail, Wickersham Creek Trail, Pinnell Mountain Trail and White Mountains Summit TrailO Brien Creek Trail.

MORE INFORMATION

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:  65.3614, -146.5992

Date Published:  5/18/2016

Date Updated:  7/13/2016

ID:  18620

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