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blueBlack Crescent Lake

Trail

6.2 mile 10.0 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,090' 332 m
Descent: -229' -70 m
High: 1,560' 476 m
Low: 602' 184 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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Trail shared by Leslie Kehmeier

Singletrack climbing through postcard perfect mountains to an alpine lake.

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Description

Starting from Crescent Lake trailhead, the Crescent Lake trail starts out in dense forest, rising steadily through a few switchbacks. As the initial climb tops out, the trail traverses across the toe of a slope and continues along a side hill with a deep valley below.

The steepness of the slope alternates between long mellow and short punchy sections. There are also a few segments where the trail tip toes along narrow singletrack below some rock walls. It's very scenic through here - just watch the trail ahead.

The route then crosses an avalanche field (sometimes covered in snow) and continues to climb a bit more before crossing a bridge to the oppposite side of the creek. From here the climb ramps up a bit until you reach the Crescent Lake valley. It's mostly open through here with a few cool sections of flagged pine trees. As the trail levels out, the views get really big.

From here to the lake, the route rolls gently downhill across a moraine to a bridge at the bottom of the lake.

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Jul 3, 2016
Kelley Harper
The mileage is a bit longer according to my Garmin (13.2 RT) and the ascent 1,260 RT. 13.2mi — 2h 45m

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  4.7 from 3 votes

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#26

in Alaska

#4,137

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