Grace Ridge Trail North Access

Distance

8 miles

Elevation Gain

3145 ft.

Difficulty

Difficult

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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.

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 59.496
Longitude: -151.473

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Grace Ridge Trail North Access Points

Difficulty: Difficult Distance: 8 miles Elevation Gain: 3145 feet

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. 

Difficulty: Difficult Distance: 8 miles Elevation Gain: 3184 feet

Access: Tut­ka Bay There are two trail­heads for Grace Ridge. One is at the north­ern end of Tut­ka Bay at Kayak Beach. The sec­ond is locat­ed in the south­ern end of the bay about two thirds of the way down on the north shore. Some folks nev­er hike the entire length of the trail, but rather hike from Kayak beach to the sum­mit of Grace ridge, and back to the beach. This is a wor­thy hike, but if you can hike from north to south com­plete­ly along…  ...more

Grace Ridge Trail North Access

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