Mineral Creek Trail is a 10.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Valdez, Alaska that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
10.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,637 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

snow

A rough gravel road begins at the upper end of mineral Creek Drive and runs for a distance of approximately 5.5 miles before ending at a gate, after which the trail becomes a dirt footpath. A parking area before the Horsetail Creek waterfalls makes this a good place to stop driving and continue on foot. The main trail continues up the valley 2.7 miles to the W.L. Smith Stamp Mill