Grace Ridge Trail North Access Points

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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