Travel the Trails

Gentle walking trails and challenging hikes in the area can offer hours of outdoor adventure. Guided hiking tours regularly take off from the area and there are plenty of trails that visitors can navigate on their own. The popular but challenging, four-mile Old Mine Trail takes travelers straight up the side of a mountain to where ore was once loaded into cars and lowered down into the mill buildings below the tram. Those up to the challenge will be treated with views of remains from the mining days. It is possible to enjoy the scenic views without such an intense hike, check out some of the mild trails or even set out to walk the road from McCarthy to Kennicott.

Travelers who prefer two wheels can rent mountain bikes at McCarthy to hit the trails. For a longer outing, bike to the Nizina River the entire ride will feature scenic views of the surrounding peaks.

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