Kachemak Bay

Sadie Knob Trail

brochure Kachemak Bay - Sadie Knob Trail

Guide to Sadie Knob Trail at Kachemak Bay State Park and State Wilderness Park (SP & SWP) in Alaska. Published by Alaska State Parks.

Guide to Sadie Knob Trail Trail Access: North Eldred - North end of beach, Sadie Knob Trail Sadie Knob Trail Sadie Knob Trail North of Anisom Point; South Eldred - North of Sadie 1000 1000 Cove Inlet, north of small islands. Please respect pri- 800 800 800 Allowable Uses: Hiking Distance: 1.6 mi North Eldred to Spur Trail; 1.9 mi 1000 Elevation (feet) Elevation(feet) (feet) Elevation vate properties South of these two trailheads. in Kachemak Bay State Park 600 600 600 400 400 400 North Eldred South Eldred Spur Trail Jct. 200 200 200 0 00 0 00 South Eldred to Spur Trail; 2.6 mi Spur Trail to Sadie 1 11 2 3 2 33 2 Distance (miles) Distance Distance(miles) (miles) Knob Elevation Gain: 2,200 feet from sea level Sadie Knob Spur Trail Sadie Knob Sadie Knob SpurSpur Trail Trail trail. Trail Description: Sadie Knob Trail accesses an alpine ridge between Sadie Cove and Kachemak Bay. The North and the South Routes connect the North and South ends of Eldred Passage; both join the Spur Trail at Quiet Creek. The Spur Trail climbs through spruce forest, flowery meadows and along a subalpine lake. Emerging above timberline, and marked only with rock cairns or orange trail markers, the trail follows the ridgeline to Sadie Knob (2100 feet). From Sadie Knob, hikers gain superb and expansive 360 degree views of Kachemak Bay, Sadie Peak, Sadie Cove, Eldred Passage and Cook Inlet volcanoes. Watch for mountain goats, black bears and eagles. 2500 2500 2500 Elevation (meters) Hiking Time: 3hrs for Sadie Knob; 2hrs for spur Elevation(meters) (meters) Elevation Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult (long climbs) 2000 2000 2000 Sadie Knob Jct. 1500 1500 1500 Sadie Knob 1000 1000 1000 500 500 500 0 00 0.5 0.5 0.5 1 1.5 2 11 1.5 1.5 22 Distance (miles) 2.5 2.5 2.5 Distance Distance(miles) (miles) Caution: Vertical cliffs and rugged country! Clouds often shroud the Sadie Knob, Emerald Lake and Grace Ridge areas, limiting visibility to under 50 feet. Trail "treads" do not exist in alpine areas, markers may not be visible, one to the next, and topography can be extremely confusing. Hikers may stray down wrong ridgelines, losing direction and trails. Often by waiting a short while, clouds will lift, offering glimpses of trail markers. Camping: Developed Campsites at North and South Eldred Trailheads, Undeveloped camping opportunities in alpine areas, no open fires. Water Availability: Seasonal creeks at both trailheads, Quiet Creek (where all trails intersect) ` Park Rules: For a complete set of park rules visit: http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/units/kbay kbay.htm Alaska State Parks, Kenai Area Office PO Box 1247 Soldotna, AK (907) 262 - 5581

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