19.0 miles
1,092 ft
-1,972 ft
Avg time
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    • Mountain Bike
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    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Dogs Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #181590 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
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The Wickersham Creek Trail begins near Wickersham Dome along the Elliott Highway.

The trail starts along a hill eastward for two miles, passing a junction with the Ski Loop Trail. The trail then follows a forested ridge past a high, rocky peak before meeting the old "Winter Trail." This rocky peak offers good views of the Alaska Range and the White Mountains.

Further down the trail is the junction with the Trail Creek Trail, which goes past Lee's Cabin, crosses Beaver Creek and continues to the Cache Mountain Cabin. From this trail junction, the Wickersham Creek Trail descends steeply before it crosses Wickersham Creek.

From there, the route travels through wooded areas of black spruce and meadows before reaching the Wickersham Creek Trail Shelter and the Moose Creek Trail junction. From the trail shelter, the route descends gradually through spruce forests on well-marked trail. There may be some sections that have overflow ice across them. Use caution when encountering these sections, as the ice crosses the trail and slopes downward.

The trail transitions to a climb before breaking into open forest near an intersection with Summit. Enjoy views of the White Mountains, "Big Bend," and Beaver Creek.

Continue on as the trail drops steeply for two miles, past the intersection with Big Bend and through white spruce forests before reaching Beaver Creek.

The Borealis-LeFevre Cabin is on the north side of Beaver Creek. Cross Beaver Creek and follow the trail left around the bluff to access the cabin. The Wickersham Creek Trail ends when it connects with the Fossil Creek Trail, just past the cabin access trail.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Wickersham Creek Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -880 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,331 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,528 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,212 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,331 ft
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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      Wickersham Creek... Trail Reports

      Oct 23, 2021 @ 3:49pm
      Oct 23, 2021
      Fatbike riding is excellent in along Trail Creek Trail from the Wickersham Trailhead to Lee's Cabin. Still rideable after that, but a bit rougher....
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 1 rides
      • 96 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1 rides
      • 96 miles avg distance
      • 14 rides
      • Last: Mar 26, 2023


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