This popular trail begins at Kayak Beach Campsite, accessible by water taxi, between Tutka Bay and Sadie Cove. Head up through spruce and alders, and stop at the alpine knob at 1,745 feet for great photo opportunities of Eldred Passage, Sadie Peak, and Cook Inlet volcanoes. Watch for mountain goats, black bears, and golden and bald eagles. For a shorter out-and-back, turn around here, at mile 2.9. Or, continue on through the trees, cross a saddle, and climb the alpine ridgelines to the peak. On a clear day you can see Kachemak Bay and the Gulf of Alaska. The trail down the mountain isn't well-marked, but it's easy to follow the knife-edge of the ridge. This one-way hike puts you about 6 miles into Tutka Bay for pickup at South Grace trailhead.
Distance: 8.2 miles
Elevation Gain: 3145 feet