Hiking Alaska's Wrangell St. Elias

National Park and Preserve

by Greg Fensterman

A companion site to the book published by Falcon Guides®

Wrangell St. Elias National Park
Hiking Tour:
Erie Mine Bunkhouse

Distance: 9.3 miles out and back

Difficulty: Strenuous

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.

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