19.0 miles
Distance
937 ft
Climb
-1,811 ft
Descent
01:59:24
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  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

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  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowmobile
    • Snowshoe
    • Backcountry Ski
    • Nordic Ski
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Doubletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC, Fat, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 3
  • Global Ranking
    #181590 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Skiing
    • 85 in Skiing
    • 5 in Snowmobiling
  • Land Owner
    BLM

The Wickersham Creek Trail begins near Wickersham Dome along the Elliott Highway.

The trail starts along a hill eastward for 1.5 miles (the sign at the junction is wrong), 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.

Note: Past the Trail Creek Trail junction the trail is primarily a winter trail. Same goes for past Lee's Cabin with the Trail Creek Trail.

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 multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -876 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,337 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,518 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,213 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,339 ft
  • Grade
    -0.9%
  • Grade max
    -32.1%
  • Grade min
    22.7%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
  • Avg time
    01:59:24
  • Avg reverse time
    03:08:26
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      Nov 18, 2023 @ 2:26am
      Nov 18, 2023
      Still a little rough, especially at the creek crossings, but totally doable via any method.
      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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