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Mt. Edgecumbe Trail

Mt. Edgecumbe Trail
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 Seasons: Mid spring thru fall
 Difficulty: Difficult
 Activity: Hiking, Backpacking
 Length: 7 miles

  How to Get There:
The trail is behind Fred's Creek cabin on the southeeastern shore of Kruzof Island about 10 miles west of Sitka. Accessible by boat, roughly a half hour skiff ride from Sitka.

     Nearest Town:
Sitka

 USGS Quads:
Sitka A-5, A-6 63K

  Managed by:
Sitka Ranger District
National Forest Service
204 Siginaka Way
Sitka, AK 99835
    Sitka Map


  Web Links:
Sitka Area Trails, Tongass National Forest
Trail Description:
The trail begins at Fred's Creek Cabin in a Sitka spruce flat. Heading west, it graduallly rises while running through several miles of muskeg alternating with forest. About four miles up the trail at an elevation of 700 feet, a spur trail 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 and the trail ends here. 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.
  Mt. Edgecomb
During cloudy weather, visibility can be very poor. Follow the wooden markers and stone cairns to the top of the mountain.



Last updated on Friday, September 2, 2011.
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