9.8 miles
Distance
2,465 ft
Climb
-1,117 ft
Descent
02:22:30
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
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    MAY - OCT
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #46068 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 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.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Devil's Creek Trail mountain bike trail 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
    02:22:30
  • Avg reverse time
    01:58:37
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on Jul 24, 2022
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Avg: 4.2 (5 votes)
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      Devil's Creek Trail Trail Reports

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      Jul 24, 2022 @ 7:36pm
      Jul 24, 2022
      great shape today. crews were out working. epic out and back.
      Jul 9, 2022 @ 7:58pm
      Jul 9, 2022
      USFS crews out working on the trail today, significant brushing efforts, cutting back from the trail, some repair of tread in a few places,...
      Jul 1, 2022 @ 12:21pm
      Jul 1, 2022
      Jun 11, 2022 @ 3:01pm
      Jun 11, 2022
      Numerous snow fields to cross, a few of them have open caverns underneath from runoff flowing through (the waterfall especially). Dangerous...
      Jul 6, 2021 @ 2:16am
      Jul 6, 2021
      Good condition. Overgrown sections aren't so bad but prevalent in upper reaches. All rideable.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 10 rides
      • 48 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 45 rides
      • 34 miles avg distance
      All
      • 243 rides
      • Last: Aug 6, 2022

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      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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