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Middle Fork Trail

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Alt Names

Gulkana River, Gillespie Creek, Sourdough Controlled Use Area

Last Known StatusOpen

This popular 4x4 trail is about 10 miles long and eventually ends at the Gulkana River. The trail can get very muddy and is rated as moderately difficult. During the winter months the trail is open to snowmobiles. Meier’s Lake Roadhouse offers full RV hookups, motel rooms, log cabin rentals, a gas station and a restaurant.

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Nearest CityGlennallen, AK
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From: Fairbanks, AK
1) Take SR-2/Richardson Hwy south about 180 miles
2) Staging area is located at mile post 169.5 (look for a large gravel pit) on the west side of the highway.




Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayFull Day
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Permit Required
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitNo
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers Four WheelersPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4s / Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on trail
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.


Parking ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingNo ($0.00)
CampingNo ($0.00)


Contact InfoBLM - Glennallen Field Office
P.O. Box 147
Glennallen, AK 99588
(907) 822-3217



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Miles Of Trail10
Climate TypeForest
Elevation2700 to 3200 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard PackThe trail has little hard pack terrain.Little
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has mostly mud after it rains.Mostly
DustThe trail has no dust on typical days.None
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis BLM land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis BLM land has no single track trails.None
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has little beginner terrain.Little
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has some expert terrain.Some



First Aid First Aid30+ Miles (N)Fairbanks Memorial Hospital (907) 452-8181
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (N)Meier's Lake Roadhouse (907) 822-3151
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (N)Meier's Lake Roadhouse (907) 822-3151
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (N)Meier's Lake Roadhouse (907) 822-3151
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (N)Meier's Lake Roadhouse (907) 822-3151
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (N)Meier's Lake Roadhouse (907) 822-3151
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (N)Meier's Lake Roadhouse (907) 822-3151
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (N)Meier's Lake Roadhouse (907) 822-3151
Swimming Swim AreaGlennallen, AK
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp1-5 Miles (N)Meier's Lake Roadhouse (907) 822-3151
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