With construction beginning in 1947 and finishing in 1950, this bumpy one-lane dirt road was the only drivable connection for Soldotna, Kenai, Homer, and the smaller towns of the Kenai Peninsula to Anchorage and Seward. Currently, the narrow trail meanders thru a plethora of aspen and black spruce to the trailhead of the Crescent Creek Trail. Continuing past the trailhead in either direction will take the keen traveler back to the newer Sterling Highway with highway speed limits and a lesser feeling of connection to the surrounding wild.
Two campgrounds sit near the southwestern end of the trail. Tranquil Crescent Creek Campground or the airy Quartz Creek Campground on the banks of Kenai Lake envelop the savvy camper with aspen, birch, and spruce trees. But don't forget the bug dope!
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