“A nice section of the CDT that connects Wolf Creek Pass to the summit of the resort and Treasure Mountain Trail #565.”
— Brian Smith
Typical high-country seasonality applies here: Snow-covered trail is possible as late as the end of July and as early as September.
From the large parking area at the summit of Wolf Creek
Pass, pedal through the meadow on an obvious trail and cross a creek on a wooden bridge. Turn left
after crossing the bridge—there's a social trail here that heads right and will lead you off track.
From here, the trail climbs steadily through old-growth forest that's been heavily affected by pine beetles or some other tree-killing vermin—a large percentage of the pines here are gray and dead. There are a few tight, steep switchbacks but almost everything is easily rideable by an intermediate to advanced rider.
Shortly after navigating some switchbacks in a scree field, the trail will contour around to a south aspect and you'll come to a "junction" with Treasure Mountain Trail #565
. "Junction" gets quotes here because there are a USFS sign and a rock cairn, but the trail itself is basically non-existent.
Past this junction, the trail gains the ridge just west of and below Alberta Peak, at the top of Wolf Creek