Wrangell St. Elias National Park
Hiking Tour: Erie Mine Bunkhouse
Distance: 9.3 miles out and back
Approx. hiking time: 5-7 hours
Total elevation gain: +2883, -2883
Best season: July - early September
Access: Trail begins on the road north out of Kennicott
Maps: USGS McCarthy B-5, C-6
Challenges: Very steep and at times exposed terrain, requires route finding
This is an easy trail hike, until it isn't. The last part is very steep and there is no trail as you make your way up to the old Erie Mine bunkhouse. Awesome views from the top.
Read the route description in the book carefully as you can get into trouble if you get off-route and onto the steep rocks. Great views at the top.