Crescent Creek Trail
This 6.2 mile trail climbs gradually up the narrow valley of Crescent Creek through spruce/birch forest to Crescent Lake. Frequent openings afford views of nearby mountains. Snow can remain on the upper part of the trail until early June.
At a Glance
|Busiest Season:||Summer and Fall|
|Restrictions:||Closed to motorized vehicles May 1- November 30. Closed to pack/saddle stock April 1- June 30. Not recommended for snowmobiles due to narrow sidehills. Winter travel not recommended past mile 3 due to avalanche hazards.|
|Water:||Lake and streams|
|Restroom:||Yes at trailhead|
|Operated By:||Chugach National Forest|
At Mile 45 Sterling Highway turn south onto Quartz Creek Road. Drive past Quartz Creek and Crescent Creek campgrounds to trailhead (Mile 3.5 Quartz Creek Road). Last mile of road before trailhead is not plowed in winter.
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Popular day ride to Crescent Lake and back. 13 miles round trip.
Designated backcountry campsites at Crescent Lake.
River and Stream Fishing
Rainbow trout and grayling in Crescent Creek. Grayling season opens July 1 to allow for spawning. See Alaska Department of Fish & Game regulations.
Long but gradual hike to Crescent Lake, 13 miles round trip.