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“A fun ride with many puddle and stream crossings.”
— Eric Ashley
West of the Teklanika River crossing, the trail track is an approximation. Be prepared for route finding and backcountry travel.
Features: Commonly Bikepacked
The trail starts at mile 8 on Stampede Road. Expect to share the trail with ORVs and hikers. There are countless campsites along the way and countless stream and puddle crossings so expect wet feet.
The trail crosses Fish Creek many times. After Fish Creek, the trail opens and gets boggy but the side trails are worse. After the boggy section, the trail continues back into the trees and around a beaver pond. At mile 7.5, the trail crosses the Savage River which is normally knee deep. Continuing on the trail you enter Denali National Park.
The Teklanika River is at mile 10. If the water is low enough and you are skilled in route finding, the trail continues past the Teklanika River. This trail can be done with a normal mountain bike but would be more enjoyable with a fat tire bike.
Expect it to take anywhere from 4 to 9 hours to ride to the Teklanika River and back. This trail is in the backcountry so be safe, cell phones won't work.