Wrangell St. Elias National Park
Hiking Trip: Trail Creek / Lost Creek
Distance: 20 miles out and back
Approx. hiking time: 2-4 days
Total elevation gain: +2857, -2919
Best season: Late June - September
Access: Trailhead at mile 29.8 of Nabesna Road
Maps: USGS Bering Glacier C-5, D-4, D-5
Challenges: Rocky terrain, numerous stream crossings
A 2-4 day loop trip that heads up Trail Creek to a 6000' pass, then down the other side and back to the Nabesna Road via Lost Creek. Good chance of spotting sheep at the pass.
Even detailed route descriptions such as those found in the book are not a substitute for skills and experience. If you would like to do this route but don't feel that you are ready to tackle the Alaskan wilderness on your own, consider a guided trek.
If you are interested in doing this route as part of a guided trek, click here for more information on guided backpacking treks in Wrangell St. Elias National Park.