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 19.2 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.
Generally good over a gravel stream bed. Rain and snow melt can cause dramatic increases in water levels.
High water in Trail Creek can make travel hazardous. Stay alert to changing weather conditions. Trail Creek Trail is suited for hikers or ORVs. Hikers can continue north up Trail Creek to a pass and cross over to the Lost Creek drainage. It is possible to follow Lost Creek back to Nabesna Road creating a loop trip. Allow 2- 3 days. This is a popular trip, appropriate for hikers in good shape with intermediate backcountry skills. The area at the headwaters of Trail Creek offers excellent opportunities for base camping with day hikes in the Mentasta Mountains.