Bonanza Mine Trail

EASY 6 reviews

Bonanza Mine Trail is a 8.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kennicott, Alaska that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,041 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

snow

hiking
4 days ago

I did this hike July 2018. This is a fantastic trail offering great views starting around 1/3 from trailhead. This is an easy-moderate hike. Easy because the smoothness of the trail, and moderate because it is 4+ miles of nothing but up. However, you will rewarded with fantastic views. Make sure to continue passed the actual mine to the top of ridge. Going down is a breeze due to smoothness of trail.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

This is in Copper River region, but over 100 miles southeast of Copper Center within the Wrangell St.Elias National Park. From the footbridge in Mc Carthy, hike on the road a half mile east, head north. Around a turn to the airport, less than a mile, take Old Wagon trail on left. It parallels the road.
Total about 4.5 miles to the mines in Kennicott.
Go past the mill buildings along the wagon trail on east side of glaciers. Cross two strams, with footbridges, to hike to abandoned Erie mines, another few miles.
Good mountain biking for first 6 miles, gentle slope up. Then, becomes too narrow with glacial till and sharp inclines off trail. Access trails to climb on glacier. At Jumbo Creek can get under glacier, but it's hazardous on warm afternoons especially.

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Friday, July 08, 2016

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015