Bonanza Mine Trail

EASY 3 reviews

Bonanza Mine Trail is a 8 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.

DISTANCE
8.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4068 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

snow

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.

Friday, July 08, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, July 14, 2015