Summit Trail

Fairbanks, Alaska

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This is one of a few trails in the White Mountains Recreation Area with a dry route for hiking in the summer. The most popular route is the ?rst 3.5 miles from Wickersham Dome Trailhead to the Wickersham Dome. The Summit Trail is one of the few trails in the White Mountains National Recreation Area dry enough for summer hiking; the area is better known and more popular for its extensive system of winter trails and cabins. The trail follows a fairly dry ridgeline to Wickersham Dome and beyond, eventually descending to Beaver Creek, a hike of 20 miles one way. The shorter trip to the north side of Wickersham Dome leads to distant views of the White Mountains, the rugged peaks in the heart of the recreation area. In season, there is good berry picking along the trail. The trail is closed to motorized use.
Hiking Alaska: A Guide to Alaska's Greatest Hiking Adventures

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Hiking Alaska: A Guide to Alaska's Greatest Hiking Adventures

by Mollie Foster (Falcon Guides)

This is one of a few trails in the White Mountains Recreation Area with a dry route for hiking in the summer. The most popular route is the ?rst 3.5 miles from Wickersham Dome Trailhead to the Wickersham Dome. The Summit Trail is one of the few trails in the White Mountains National Recreation Area dry enough for summer hiking; the area is better known and more popular for its extensive system of winter trails and cabins.

The trail follows a fairly dry ridgeline to Wickersham Dome and beyond, eventually descending to Beaver Creek, a hike of 20 miles one way. The shorter trip to the north side of Wickersham Dome leads to distant views of the White Mountains, the rugged peaks in the heart of the recreation area. In season, there is good berry picking along the trail. The trail
is closed to motorized use.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Fairbanks
Distance: 3.5-20 miles
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Season: Best June through September
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Bureau of Land Management, Northern Field Office, 222 University Ave., Fairbanks, AK 99709; (800) 437- 7021; https://www.blm.gov/alas
Local Maps: USGS Livengood A-3, B-2, B-3; Bureau of Land Management leaflet Summit Trail; BLM White Mountains National Recreation Area Winter Trails Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Summit Trail

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