Near Point Trail - South Ridge
ElevationAscent: 1,668' 509 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 3,005' 916 m
Low: 1,336' 407 m
GradeAvg Grade: 21% (12°)
Max Grade: 46% (25°)
Current trail conditions
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“The Near Point summit trail from the Wolverine Bowl trail.”— Abe H
The trail begins at the prominent trail post where there is a 4-way intersection with trails going to Basher Trailhead, Prospect Heights Trailhead, Near Point and Wolverine Peak. Heading north on the trail, the trail has a low incline for about a half mile. You'll come upon another trail sign for the Near Point Trail, directing you up the south ridge. The north ridge trail appears to be quite overgrown and is not recommended as it is often very muddy. Proceeding up the south ridge, the trail has a very steady, moderate incline going through the alders and opening up to a rocky alpine.
This trail has an intermediate rating for its grade.
Land Manager: Alaska DNR - Parks and Outdoor Recreation