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Kesugi Ridge Trail

Troublesome Creek Trail between the Upper Troublesome Creek Trailhead and alpine is closed until late 2009 due to severe flood damage. Several miles of the trail is completely washed out in the canyon area and is very difficult to traverse due to steep and brushy terrain. Use is not recommended until repairs are made.

Kesugi Ridge
This map is not intended to be used as a navigational aid.

 Seasons: Summer, Fall
  Difficulty: Difficult
  Activity: Hiking
  Length: 36.2 Miles

 USGS Quads:
Talkeetna C-1, D-1;
Talkeetna Mountains C-6, D-6

     Nearest Town:
Talkeetna

  Managed by:
Alaska State Parks
MatSu District
HC 32, Box 6706
Wasilla, AK 99654
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     Web Links:   Trails, Denali State Parks

How to Get There:
There are four trail access points on the Alaska Hwy. Mile 137.6 at the Upper Troublesome Creek Trailhead. Mile 147.0 at Byers Lake Campground, Ermine Hill Trailhead at Mile 156.5 and Little Coal Creek Trailhead at Mile 163.9.

Trail Description:
The trail varies from lowland birch, spruce and cottonwood along Troublesome Creek to alpine tundra on Kesugi Ridge. The highlight of this trail system is the fantastic view of Denali and the Alaska Range the hiker gets on a clear day from the alpine areas of Kesugi Ridge.

Denali from Kesugi Ridge



Last updated on Wednesday, June 25, 2008.
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