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 Trip:
Soda Lake

Distance: 24 miles out and back

Difficulty: Moderate

Approx. hiking time: 3-4 days

Total elevation gain: +1395, -524

Best season: June - September

Access: Trailhead at mile 31.2 of Nabesna Road

Maps: USGS Nabesna C-4, C-5

Challenges: Potentially high stream crossings


A mostly straightforward hike into Soda Lake on an obvious ATV trail. Once at Soda Lake, opportunities to explore the open tundra abound.

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Alaska Wrangell-St. Elias  National Park, Mt. Wrangell Skyscraper Traverse Nugget Creek Alaska Wrangell-St. Elias  National Park, Mt. Wrangell Skyscraper Traverse Nugget Creek        
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