Gilahina Trestle

Gilahina Trestle
Gilahina Trestle


Quick Facts
Gilahina Trestle, McCarthy Road
Portion of a historic railway
National Park and Preserve

Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits, Parking - Auto, Picnic Table, Restroom, Restroom - Accessible, Restroom - Seasonal, Scenic View/Photo Spot, Toilet - Vault/Composting, Trailhead, Trash/Litter Receptacles, Wheelchair Accessible

This wooden train trestle was originally 890 feet long and 90 feet high, required one-half million board feet of timber, and was completed in eight days in January of 1911 as part of the Copper River Northwestern Railway to transport copper ore from Kennecott to Cordova. There is a gravel pullout with vault toilets and a 1/2 mile trail that leads south from the restroom. For your safety, be bear aware along the trail and do not climb on the trestle structure since it is in disrepair.

Wrangell - St Elias National Park & Preserve

Last updated: February 25, 2021