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Chena River

Angel Creek Hillside and Winter Trail

brochure Chena River - Angel Creek Hillside and Winter Trail

Guide to Angel Creek Hillside Trail and Angel Creek Winter Trail at Chena River State Recreation Area (SRA) in Alaska. Published by Alaska State Parks.

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Guide to Angel Creek Hillside Trail & Angel Creek Winter Trail in Chena River State Recreation Area Angel Creek Hillside Trail Trail Access: Upper Chena Dome Trailhead Mile 50.5 Allowable Uses: ATV, Horseback Riding, Hiking, Biking, Snowmobile, Skiing, Dog Mushing Distance: 10 miles one-way to upper cabin Total Elevation Gain: 600 feet Difficulty: Easy Angel Creek Winter Trail Trail Access: Upper Chena Dome Trailhead Mile 50.5 Allowable Uses: Snowmobile, Skiing, Dog Mushing Distance: 6 miles one-way to upper cabin Total Elevation Gain: 150 feet Difficulty: Easy Angel Creek Hillside Trail The Angel Creek Hillside Trail provides year-round access to The Angel Creek Cabins (except during spring break-up). The trail stays high, contouring the hillside, offering many scenic views of the valley and surrounding hills. Maximum grades are 10% with an average grade of 8%. Connect the Angel Creek Hillside Trail and the Angel Creek Winter Trail during winter months for groomed loop trips of 8.5 and 15.5 miles. Angel Creek Winter Trail Park Access: Due to saturated soils during spring break-up, motorized trails are closed (except for hiking) from April 20th through May 24th. Contact the Northern Area office for closure dates; dates may vary. Park Rules: Disturbing or gathering natural materials is prohibited in the Recreation Area, except for berries, mushrooms, and similar edibles for personal use. For a complete set of park rules visit: http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/units/chena/ chenareg.htm The Angel Creek Winter trail provides a more direct lowlands winter access to the Angel Creek Cabins. The trail generally follows the valley bottom with little elevation gain. This trail is closed to motorized use during summer. Cabins: Lower Angel Creek Cabin and Upper Angel Creek Cabins are both accessible from Angel Creek Winter Trail and Angel Creek Hillside Trail. Reservations are required to stay at the Public Use Cabins. To reserve them visit: http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/cabins/north.htm Cabin Coordinates: Upper Angel Creek Cabin (N65° 1.503’ W146° 24.796’) Lower Angel Creek Cabin (N65° 1.917’ W146° 19.330’) Alaska State Parks Northern Area Office 3700 Airport Way Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 451 - 2695

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