10 miles
Distance
2,465 ft
Climb
-1,117 ft
Descent
01:52:57
Avg time
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Devil's Creek Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Cooper Landing
    , Alaska
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    MAY - OCT
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #22334 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Devil's Creek starts at its namesake trailhead just off of the Seward Highway (Hwy 1).

The trail starts with a slight downhill to a bridged creek crossing. Once across, plan on climbing for a good bit. The ascent starts somewhat mellow heading towards the Devil's Creek drainage. Once you turn into the huge valley, the grade steepens as you slowly work your way up to the tundra. The trail is not technical, just a steady grind.

There are several waterfalls, one big one, that you'll cross as you pedal up. As the sound of one fades, another starts to starts to rumble.

As the scrubs transition into the low moss of the tundra, the route flattens a bit and rolls across a few sections of rocky trail. You'll have to pedal consistently and stay balanced to clean everything.

The approach to Devil's Pass is rolling and actually a slightly downhill. When you reach the sign, you'll be surrounded by mountains in a large flat area.

Continue straight to perhaps the most beautiful part of the ride, a string of high alpine lakes. The connection to Resurrection Pass Trail is at the lower end.

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More Stats for Devil's Creek Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,348 ft
  • Altitude min
    886 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,483 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,032 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,380 ft
  • Grade
    2.603%
  • Grade max
    -41.792%
  • Grade min
    41.185%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,762 ft
  • Avg time
    01:52:57
  • Avg reverse time
    01:50:51
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on Sep 6, 2020
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Avg: 4.2 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Devil's Creek Trail Trail Reports

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      Sep 6, 2020 @ 10:59am
      Sep 6, 2020
      Overall the trail is in great shape. Some muddy spots and a few stretches that are overgrown, but it is all rideable. Long-sleeves recommended.
      Jul 12, 2020 @ 10:44am
      Jul 12, 2020
      Trail itself in IDEAL conditions even after a night of rain, but long sections are VERY OVERGROWN with dense alder, pushki, and brush. 100%...
      Jul 20, 2019 @ 4:24pm
      Jul 20, 2019
      Heavily over grown with alders above mile 4. Difficult to see trail tread. If it’s even a little damp you will be drenched in 20 feet. Not...
      Jun 15, 2019 @ 10:09pm
      Jun 15, 2019
      Several hike a bike section near Devils Lake in the pass proper from normal snowfields, avalanche paths. Will be there for another few weeks. Two...
      Jul 9, 2016 @ 12:00pm
      Jul 9, 2016
      Great trail conditions on 7/9. A few little mud spots but otherwise perfect. Note that there are two reasonably deep creek crossings with no...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 40 rides
      • 26 miles avg distance
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      • 65 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag fishtm (Jul 6, 2018 at 12:45)
       Getting a little brushy, but beautiful 10-mile climb up to the pass was all clear and pedalable!
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