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Fox Island Trail

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Trail

1.6 mile 2.5 kilometer point to point
70% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 1,031' 314 m
Descent: -56' -17 m
High: 1,090' 332 m
Low: 115' 35 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 13% (8°)
Max Grade: 50% (27°)

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Trail shared by Josh Robinson

A very difficult trail but the mid way viewpoint and top viewpoints make it worth it.

Josh Robinson

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

The only way to access the trail is to stay overnight at the Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge.

Runner Notes

You can only run to the midpoint then you have to start climbing over rocky, technical terrain. Always stay to the right. There are some other trails that lead to the water from this main trail.

Description

Access to this trail is restricted to guests of the Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge. Take a cruise to the island, or dive yourself in to enjoy the spectacular views and pristine wilderness provided by the island.

The trail is partly maintained up to the spit viewing area and not maintained at all past this point. There is a steep rise near the end of the trail that requires some scrambling, so make sure that you are prepared to undertake this challenge. You can still get to the top by following the trail but it can get scary at some points.

As the island is fairly lush with vegetation, shrubbery grows over the trail a fair bit. All of the struggle pays off in the end 100% as the view from the top is breathtaking.

Flora & Fauna

Though wildlife sightings are rare, you'll enjoy lush plant life.

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