Delayed Opening of Kennecott Visitor Center
Due to lingering snow conditions and frozen water supply lines, the park has postponed the opening of the Kennecott Visitor Center until June 1. Even though the visitor center is closed, Kennecott MInes NHL and local businesses are open. More »
Out and about in the Glennallen, Copper Center, Kenny Lake, and Chitina area. Most of these trails are located outside the park.
Hiking trails located on site at the Copper Center Visitor Center:
Boreal Forest Trail
Hiking trails near the Copper Center Visitor Center:
Tolsona Mud Volcanoes, Aspen Interpretive Trail, Kenny Lake Trail, Tonsina River Trail, & Liberty Falls Trail
Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge Trails
Hiking trails and routes in the Chitina, AK Area:
Five-Mile Trail & O'Brien to Haley Creek Trail
Please note: many of these descriptions are routes and have no trails. Some trips may require extensive trip-planning. Please contact the Kennecott Visitor Center (open during the summer) for more information at (907) 822-7476.
Hiking trails and routes along the McCarthy Road:
Crystalline Hills Trail
Dixie Pass Trail
Nugget Creek Trail & Cabin
Hiking trails and routes starting from McCarthy/Kennecott:
Kennecott Hiking & Food Storage Map
The Wagon Road & Toe of the Kennicott Glacier
Root Glacier Trail
Jumbo Mine Trail
Bonanza Mine Trail
Erie Lake and "The Knoll"
Backcountry routes near the Kennecott District:
The Goat Trail
Hidden Creek Valley
Please note: many of these descriptions are routes and have no trails. Some trips may require extensive trip-planning. Please contact the Slana Ranger Station (open during the summer) for more information at (907) 822-7401.
Hiking trails and routes along the Nabesna Road:
Caribou Creek Trail & Cabin
Lost Creek Trail
Soda Lake Trail
Trail Creek-Lost Creek Loop
Skookum Volcano Trail
Rambler Mine Trail
Backcountry routes near the Nabesna District:
Beaver Creek Area
Chelle Lake Area
Skookum to Rambler Route
Sanford - Dadina Plateau
Baultoff Creek Area
Chickaloon-Knik-Nelchina Trail System (mile 118.5 Glenn Hwy)
Did You Know?
The black spruce tree was traditionally used for medical purposes by many Alaskan Native tribes. Some of these uses included treating snow blindness or eye damage, infections, toothaches, and sore throats.