Heney Ridge Trail

Area Status: Open

The first section of this 4.1 mile trail follows the contour of Hartney Bay.  It offers excellent birdwatching and wildlife spotting opportunities. Spawning salmon may also be viewed from mid-July to August. The first mile of trail is a “17(b)” easement.* The next two miles moderately climb through spruce-hemlock forest and muskeg areas scattered with wildflowers. The last mile is a steep climb onto Heney Ridge following rock cairns above treeline. Once on the ridge you are treated to spectacular views of the Copper River Delta, the Prince William Sound, and Kayak Island (on clear days). There are many unique wood structures to assist hikers with traversing the varied terrain. The trail is muddy and wet in places, especially after heavy rain.

Length: 4.1 miles
USGS Map: Cordova B-5 & C-5

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At a Glance

Best Season: Summer, Fall
Restrictions: *17 (b) easements provide access to public lands, granted through ANCSA part 17(b), through privately owned lands of the Alaska Native Corporations. Please respect private property rights by staying on the trails and do not trespass. Activities in this area i.e. berry picking, picnicking, temporary camping, etc. require a permit from the Eyak Corporation (P# 424-7161).
Closest Towns: Cordova
Information Center: Cordova Ranger District


Day Hiking

Status: Closed
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
3.7 miles

  Elevation : 
50 ft (563 m) - 1850 ft (15 m)