Kashavaroff Mountain Trail is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kodiak, Alaska that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and bird watching. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length6.5 miElevation gain2,204 ftRoute typeOut & back
HikingBird watchingDog friendlyViewsWildflowersWildlifeMuddy
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Pass through wetlands and alpine tundra on this hike. Park at Salonie Creek Bridge and walk across the road to find the beginning of the 4WD trail, this is the trailhead

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Cass Zara
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Beautiful hike! Gets super icy at the top, spikes are needed.

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Mitchell LaGue
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Amazing but slippery

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Richard Kandora
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Beautiful hike. I’m not a super experienced joker but this one had more incline than I was expecting as I read it was “gradual” on some reviews. It averages about 6% incline but some parts jumped up to 30-40%. Only 4 stars because I only saw 3 birds and no other animals but the scenery is gorgeous and the view is unforgettable

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Rachel Jermann
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Josh Kamai
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Pretty gradual incline. I’d say it should be ranked moderate instead of hard. We ran into a lone bear in the beginning of the trail and a sow with a cub near the top but none of them paid us any attention. Bring bear protection and wear comfortable shoes

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Daniel Davis
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Good view! A couple of challenging parts but nothing too steep, very gradual climb.

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Britney C
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HikingMuddyNo shadeRocky

This trail starts off with a steady incline with a muddy terrain and then gets steeper with rocky terrain. Overall I really enjoyed this hike. It has great views throughout the hike. However, the only part I would consider hard is the last .5 mile to the summit. But still, that’s pushing it. This is more of a moderate hike. Nonetheless, it’s a workout and a great hike! We got blueberries up on top!

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Colin W
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Great hike with beautiful summit views! Took my wife & I 2 hours to get up and a little over an hour to get down. It’s best to hike it on a cloudy day. Otherwise, you’re fully exposed the whole way up and it will make for a much hotter hike. Bring extra water if it’s sunny.

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Tori Frank
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This is one of our favorite routes, it is long and steadily uphill, but not nearly as steep as some of our other big mountain trails. Take the Rezanoff out of town until it turns into the Chiniak Highway, past Java Flats and the Rendezvous. After Rendezvous, the road has a "U" bend, where coming out of it you'll see a guard rail on the left. At the end of one of the sections of guard rail, there is a small parking area on the left. Park here, walk back along the road a short ways, and the trailhead is on the left (hillside of the road) and has a small wooden sign. From here, simply follow the main trail up and up the mountain. We went on a hot sunny day and everyone blew through our normal 2L of water, but had packed extra and had no issue. Make sure you have plenty of water, or a filtration system so you can refill with water from the streams 3 miles up. There were also lots of salmon berries along the trail, so make plenty of noise to let anything in the brush know you're coming. Following the mapped trail is easy so long as you remember to take into account the topography lines. There are very few splits, and the main trail is always the widest. The top can be a little windy, so maybe take your break just before it. The trail up there the last 0.3 miles has very little rock climbing and only a few "cliff" edge trails, we left our 3yo with some of the group down at the streams and went the rest of the way with our 5yo without issue. Beautiful views from the top, and the way back is typically quicker without being too steep. Great trail to remind you how big our little Alaskan island is!

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Alicen Jordan
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Wonderful trail, beautiful view at the top. It was challenging for me, especially towards the summit - but a more experienced hiker may not think so. This is a good one for dogs because it's a wide open trail and not a lot of hazards. Bring layers and a snack for the top. As a new hiker, it took me 3 1/2 hours up/down.

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Elizabeth Erickson
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super fun! it is pretty steep though! but my dog is very fat and still made it to the top

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Tracy Chandler
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Be bear aware-did not see one but friends a ways behind us did & lots of sign on the trail. Trail is nice & wide so no bushes scraping your legs or getting you wet if it has rained recently. Grass/bushes 3/4 of the way up then all rock & wildflowers, great view all the way.

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Lisa Thiel-Wood
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Nice, wide, easy to follow trail. Lots of salmon berries to pick on the way.

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Josh Gutierrez
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A little muddy in some places but fairly good. Steep climb up for most of it definitely a calves and achilles burner. But the views are definitely worth it.

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Christina Bronner
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Great trail!

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Zachary Nerber
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Adam Colton
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Old 4 wheeler trail hard to lose trail in good conditions. Snow covered most after about 2/3 up took a detour straight up. Not all that steep if you’re looking for an alternate option to take more direct. Overall nice view

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Glenn Hardin
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A K
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Didn’t seem like it’s a hard trail, summited in about two hours with a couple generous breaks in there. First couple miles of trail is sandy/muddy and torn up by ATV’s so your footing is fairly uneven. Awesome views of Kodiak and the Flatts from the top (and the way up). Lots of salmon berries along the way, a couple small streams. Another group hiking said a bear was spotted near the trail entrance a day or two ago. We didn’t spot anything.

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Amanda Stevens
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The trail for Kash is ATV tracks all the way up. the center of the track sit kind of high so careful w your ankles. There is no shade but the views are amazing. Alot of salmon berries on the trails. Be on the alert for bears. We saw fresh bear tracks, bedding, and trails off the main trail like if we just missed it/them. There will be a split with rocks stacked on each side go left to complete Kash. Going right stays on the ATV trails to center mtn. Enjoy!

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cyril a
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A great hiking in June and a amazing view at the top, especially if the visibility is good.

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