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.
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.