Devil's Creek Trail
A 10 mile trail from mile 39 Seward Highway to Resurrection Pass Trail. The first 3 miles have gentle up and down grades through spruce/ birch and hemlock forests with occasional open meadows. The trail then climbs steadily but gradually up narrow Devils Creek valley high above the creek for the next 5 miles through areas of brush and open meadows. The trail levels off entering the alpine valley of Devils Pass. Snow can persist at higher elevations until mid June.
At a Glance
|Restrictions:||The first 3 miles of Devil's Creek Trail is closed to motorized vehicles year round. The upper 7 miles are closed to motorized vehicles from May 1- November 30 and will be closed during the 2010-11 winter season. This trail is closed to pack/saddle stock April 1- June 30.|
|Operated By:||Chugach National Forest|
Trailhead is on west side of Seward Highway, Mile 39.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Strenuous uphill ride going in this way.
27 mile ride to Resurrection Pass South Trailhead. 32 mile ride to north trailhead.
|Difficulty Level:||Intermediate to Difficult|
Designated backcountry campsites at mile 2.3 and 5.4 include bear resistant food lockers. Devil's Pass cabin (available by reservation only www.recreation.gov or 1-877-444-6777) is located at the junction of Devil's Creek Trail and Resurrection Pass Trail.
Access to Resurrection Pass Trail for possible through hikes of 27 miles to the south trailhead and 32 miles to the north trailhead.
Off trail hiking opportunities in alpine valleys in Devils Pass area.
Alternate access to Resurrection Pass Trail.
Not recommended beyond mile 3 due to numerous avalanche zones.