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East & West Dike Trails

The East Dike Trail and West Dike Trail (also referred to as the Mineral Creek Riverbed Trail), run along both banks of Mineral Creek. The trails converge at a trestle foot bridge over Mineral Creek. A covered bench is provided near the end of East Dike Trail, before the bridge, for those wishing to rest before turning back or continuing onto West Dike Trail. 

The two trails make for great year-round recreation. In the summer and fall, hikers can walk along the flowing waters of Mineral Creek, and in the winter the Dike Trails are groomed for hiking, snowshoeing and skiing. The West Dike Trail is open for snowmachining during the winter. 

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Map from Valdez Parks & Recreation's Winter/Spring 2021 Valdez Compass magazine

Safety & Etiquette

The East Dike Trial is a non-motorized multi-use trail, meaning it is open to hiking, bicycling, skiing, and snowshoeing, but closed to ATVs and snowmachines. A $300 fine is enforced for using motorized vehicles on the East Dike Trail.

The West Dike Trail is open to motorized traffic, and connects to a snowmachine loop. Sections of the West Dike Trail are within an avalanche area.

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East & West Dike Trails


East Dike Winter Trail


East & West Dike Trails


Covered Bench on East Dike Trail


East & West Dike Trails


Mineral Creek Bridge


East & West Dike Trails


West Dike Trail

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