Mt Edgecumbe Trail

  

The Mt.Edgecumbe Trail located on the southeastern coast of Kruzof Island about 10 miles west of Sitka or a 30 minute boat ride from Sitka to trailhead just south of the Fred's Creek Cabin.

The trail is 7 miles long beginning at saltwater and ending at the Summit Crater of Mt. Edgecumbe with an elevation gain of about 3000 feet. Trail difficulty is moderate with the last 3 miles steep to climb.

At a Glance

Usage: Medium
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions:

 

The Mt.Edgecumbe Trail located on the southeastern coast of Kruzof Island about 10 miles west of Sitka or a 30 minute boat ride from Sitka to trailhead just south of the Fred's Creek Cabin.


Activities


Hiking

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Day Hiking

The trail begins in a Sitka spruce flat gradually rising while running westward through several miles of muskeg alternating with forest.  About four miles up the trail at an elevation of 700 feet, a spur tail leads to a three-sided shelter.  About a mile beyond the shelter the trail steepens considerably as it climbs the mountain’s flank.  The timberline is reached at about 2,000 feet.  Above this, the ground is covered by red volcanic ash and fragile vegetation.  Vary your hiking route here to decrease damage to the vegetation.  To reach the crater rim, continue straight up the mountain.  During cloudy weather, visibility can be very poor.  If you use any flagging or other markers, please don’t forget to remove it all.

Backpacking

Fire Danger Level: Low
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
  7 miles
  Latitude : 
57.064
  Longitude : 
-135.60621
  Elevation : 
sea level - 3000 feet