Devil's Creek Trail

Area Status: Open

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.

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At a Glance

Usage: Medium
Best Season: June-Ocotober
Busiest Season: Summer
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

General Information


Trailhead is on west side of Seward Highway, Mile 39.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

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

Dispersed Camping

Designated backcountry campsites at mile 2.3 and 5.4 include bear resistant food lockers. Devil's Pass cabin (available by reservation only 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.


Horse Riding

Alternate access to Resurrection Pass Trail.

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Not recommended beyond mile 3 due to numerous avalanche zones.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

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10 miles

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  Elevation : 
1400 feet of elevation gain