Jumbo Mine hike

In my opinion, one of the most rewarding/beautiful hikes accessible from the area.  This will take a person through it all – switchbacks with views of the Root Glacier, canopied fern lined trails, stream crossings, flowered ridgelines, and scree fields at the top.  At the crown, situated underneath Castle Peak, there are panoramic vistas of the surrounding area as well as lots of mining remnants

There is one disclaimer though: the hike can be a brute with an almost 4,000 ft elevation gain in three miles.  This makes a seven mile roundtrip that is well worth it, for those willing to sweet a little bit.

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  1. Nice! I’m headed to AK in a couple of weeks. I’m trying to decide between doing the Bonanza mine or the Jumbo. Is the Jumbo mine the best of the two, do you think?

    1. Awesome! They are both thrilling hikes, but Jumbo really did it for me. The terrain, if I remember correctly, was very dynamic. Also, there were more mining remnants at the top of Jumbo. If you’re curious, here is a gallery of the Bonanza mine hike http://www.rennerphotog.com/wrangell2/

      I remember Jumbo being a pretty hefty day hike. Either way, if you can, take advantage of the shuttle from McCarthy up to the trailhead at Kennicott. Enjoy your trip!

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