The Upper Russian River trail - a section of the original Resurrection trail - is a great day ride: 21 miles of single-track. The trail skirts the Harding Ice Field before dropping into the Russian River Valley. You will traverse a sub-alpine forest and fields of wildflowers, stop for lunch at mile twelve along the banks of the picturesque Upper Russian Lake.
Continue your descent into the Russian River Valley, an area that was decimated by a wildfire in 1969. Here you will encounter the natural and extraordinary process of reforestation: a majesty of new growth interspersed with scarred forest remains. At mile twenty, visit the Russian River Falls. Here, viewing decks allow an incredible view of sockeye salmon successfully ascending a series of forty-foot falls on their way to their instinctive spawning grounds. For free maps or tour information contact Alaska Backcountyr Bike Tours toll free 866-354-2453.