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Power Creek/Crater Lake Trail

Crater Lake Trail
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  Seasons: Summer, Fall
  Difficulty: Difficult
  Activity: Hiking, Backpacking, Hunting, Fishing, Berry picking
  Length: 12.5 miles

 Nearest Town: Cordova

   USGS Quads:
Cordova C-5 63K

  Managed by:
Chugach Forest Service
Cordova Ranger District
P.O. Box 280
Cordova, AK 99574
Cordova Map
Location in State

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 Trails, Cordova District, Chugach National Forest
How to Get There:
Power Creek Trailhead is 6.9 miles from Cordova on Power Creek Road (north of Eyak Lake). Crater Lake Trail is approximately 1.5 miles from Cordova. The Crater Lake trail joins up with a 5.5 mile ridge route that inter-connects the Power Creek and Crater Lake trails. The entire Loop from Crater Lake trailhead to Power Creek trailhead is 12.5 miles.

Trail Description:
Several choices allow a variety of recreation experiences for those who choose to hike this trail. Power Creek Cabin (public use cabin) accessed 4.2 miles from the end of Power Creek Road, or a hike up the "Alice Smith Intertie" Trail to a ridge provides spectacular views of Orca Inlet and Eyak Lake and the Delta. The very scenic Crater Lake is set in a alpine bowl. Descent back to Power Creek Road with numerouse switchbacks. A shelter has been constructed on the ridge line portion of Alice Smith interite available on a first-come, first served basis, but always available to those with emrgency needs (hypothermia, etc.) The Crater Lake trail also provides access to a short but steep climb up Eyak Peak. Be prepared for rapid weather changes. Use caution with bear encounters.
Power Creek/Crater Lake



Last updated on Monday, December 10, 2007.
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