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    anyone rode the trail that goes out by the kahiltna then to cache creek.....i rode down the mining rode to the end, or end where the miners had it chained off.....where's the trail to circle back to petersville....heard it can get muddy?
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    go to the airstrip at the end of the mining road and hang a left and go back up the ridge. follow it back to the road house. If you are going from the road house hang a left and go accross the bridge and up the hill hang a left at the top of hill and follow it back and it drops back down to the mining road at the end next to the airstrip.
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    I've spent some time up there, and unless it's been a dry year you won't make it all the way through on a wheeler. You'll need an Argo or something similar. Three years ago I was on a hunting trip with a friend and our sons. We crossed the bridge by the roadhouse and spent the next several hours trying to find a way through/around a bog that turned out to be impassable on a wheeler. I was on a Grizzly 700 with 27" Swamplites.

    I went to the end of the mining road too. I don't remember any trail off-shoots from there. Maybe it was overgrown from lack of use?

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    As for maps, I'm not aware of any road maps for the trails... but the snowmobile club ??? may have one.

    I've tried to set waypoints using points created from Google Earth (trails can be seen from google earth) to explore that area. For now... just set the GPS to record my track history... as that helps me get back to the truck.

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    I donít think following a snowmobile trail will work because there are a lot of snowmobile trails that are not possible to travel by ATVs in the summer. If you want to find the trail you may be able to use in the summer I would head out this weekend before it snows and you will be able to drive over the bad spots. From road to road its 15 miles and 9 creeks to crossing, Iím thinking you could do it in 5 hours.

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    I think the OP and the rest of you guys are talking about two different things? If you continue to the end of Oilwell Rd. off the Petersville Rd. there is a trail pretty much all the way to the Kahiltna. There is no trail that I know of for ATV's that heads from there to loop back to the Petersville Rd.

    If you are looking for the Black Creek loop from Cache Creek back around to the Forks. You follow the road past the Forks Roadhouse until you end up on an airstrip that the road/trail runs right down it. Just past there, on the left, the trail will branch and head up a steep hill. Follow this until you can't anymore. You will most likely get stuck in serious mud.
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    oil well raod is one way. the other way is go to the forks road house. Leave there heading north. follow until you get to the one lane birdge after you leave the canyon. cross then after you cross stay to right and fallow to you run out of gas or can't get arcoss the river. it a long ways but very easy ride. spent alot of time back there. before i got a river boat.bring fly rod there fish in every creek back there. have fun. all the miners have left by now most of them are cool. never had any problems.
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