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Ermine Hill Trail

MODERATE 9 reviews
#4 of 4 trails in

Ermine Hill Trail is a 6.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Trapper Creek, Alaska that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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
6.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,660 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
2 days ago

Starts off flat and descends. Prepare to get eaten alive by huge mosquitoes. Well they help keep you at a good pace I suppose. Then around 1.5 miles you start ascending. Around 2.5 miles you start going up the hill but the trail never leads to the top. It takes you back down to a lake. Very anticlimactic. Two stars for the nice view on the way to the top of the hill that you will never reach. Only wildlife we saw was a wild chicken. It is the state bird of Alaska.

1 month ago

We just did this trail a couple days ago. The snow is mostly gone off the trail now and we didn’t see any bears so we were happy! A great afternoon hike with great views of the valley.

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice trail - lots of tree roots on the trail (can be good and bad). Lightly populated and beautiful. Trees, creek, nice beaver-made pond. Didn’t see any wildlife besides birds though. Inclines can be steep. We hiked with kids to the pond and back - totally worth a visit. One footbridge needs a little repair, but happy it was there nonetheless.

backpacking
9 months ago

Great views when it’s clear out. Either way it’s gorgeous. Started off going downhill then turned into an incline with lots of switchbacks, got easier towards the end. Some interesting rock formations too. Absolutely beautiful and totally worth it. Saw lots of bear so be prepared. Went during fall and it was perfect for blueberry picking. Would highly recommend!

backpacking
10 months ago

You GOTTA get on the ridge and see the rock formations at the junction. September overnight trip from ermine to skinny lake. Gorgeous.

11 months ago

Nice moderate trail -- not too strenuous, and we even took the root ladder up. Nice views, think it would be super spectacular on a day when Denali is out!

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Wednesday, June 14, 2017