|This map is not intended to be used as a navigational aid.
| Seasons: Mid spring thru fall
Activity: Hiking, Backpacking
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 A-5, A-6 63K
Sitka Ranger District
National Forest Service
204 Siginaka Way
Sitka, AK 99835
Sitka Area Trails, Tongass National Forest
During cloudy weather, visibility can be very poor. Follow the wooden markers
and stone cairns to the top of the mountain.
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.