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Devil's Creek Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.9 (8)

Climb to high alpine tundra on this adventurous trail; great connection to Resurrection Pass.


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10.1

Miles

16.2

KM

Singletrack

2,466' 752 m

High

887' 270 m

Low

1,860' 567 m

Up

486' 148 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Description

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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Shared By:

Leslie Kehmeier

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Photos

Biking up Devil's Creek Trail, looking back across the Chugach.
Aug 9, 2017 near Bear Creek, AK
At the intersection with the Resurrection Trail.
Jul 10, 2016 near Sterling, AK
Rolling across the tundra, approaching Devil's Pass
Jun 12, 2014 near Sterling, AK
Lower reaches of Devil's Pass
Jun 12, 2014 near Bear Creek, AK
Biking past the lake at the top of Devil's Pass while another group goes for a swim.
Aug 9, 2017 near Sterling, AK
Headed up the trail...early in the climb.
Jul 10, 2016 near Bear Creek, AK

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Jul 20, 2019
Kyler Forth
Amazing weather for biking! Overcast, cool, misty/sprinkle. Trail was in perfect conditions, compact (for most of the trail), not too dry or wet. 27.8mi — 4h 21m
Jun 7, 2019
Ephy Bateman
A group of us road the trail in and out for a night at Devil's Pass Cabin. Early June was perfect with hot weather and some snowy patches.
Jul 21, 2018
Michael Olive
Jun 30, 2017
Makenzie Jorgensen
Jun 19, 2017
carey ballard
Jul 9, 2016
Kelley Harper
4 hour RT with a nice long break up at the Devil's Pass cabin at the intersection with the Resurrection trail. 20.2mi — 4h 00m
Jun 30, 2015
carey ballard
Jul 18, 2013
Matt Hage