Reeve's Field Trail

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Quick Facts
  • Location: 62 ° 24' 38.52" N, 143 ° 0' 20.232" W
  • Region: Wrangell St. Elias
  • Uses:
  • Length: 5.3 mi (8.53 km)
  • Elevation: 2930 ft (893.06 m)
  • Parent: Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park

Details

Getting There
From the Glenn Highway south of Tok and north of Glennallen take the turn east off the highway to Slana. The trailhead is located at Milepost 40.2 Nabesna Road.

When traveling in the park ORV (Off-Road Vehicle) permits are required for all recreational users. To obtain a permit, apply in person at the Slana Ranger Station (907) 822-7401 or Park Headquarters (907) 822-7250.

About
The first mile of the trail is an easy hike to Jack Creek. If you continue on the trail you must cross Jack Creek twice. The Recreational ORV trail dead ends at Nabesna River, but hikers can continue up stream as far as the confluence with Jacksina Creek. Use extreme caution before attempting to cross either Nabesna River or Jacksina Creek. Both are glacial rivers and very hazardous.

Travel is difficult due to mud bogs and tussocks. Trail surface is dirt and corduroy improvements for the first 2 miles, with tussocks and mud bogs for most of the remainder of the trail. There are two creek crossings that can be very hazardous. Trail users should stay alert to changing conditions and rising water levels.

Be mindful of the private land and property adjacent to the trail near the Nabesna River. Stay on the trail in this area.

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