Charcoal Creek Ridge
Distance: 4 km
Elevation Gain: 514 m (1686 ft)
Time: 3.5 hours
Date Added: July 8, 2010
Last Update: July 8, 2010
The ridge beside Charcoal Creek is one of the closest hikes to the Tombstone campground - it is right across the road. The top of the ridge is bare, and you can walk all the way to Mt. Chester Henderson (and even hike it too!) as a day hike. Check in with the Yukon Parks Staff on any recent trail closures.
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The trailhead is directly across from the Tombstone Campground on the right side of Charcoal Creek across the highway.
Follow the right side of Charcoal Creek for about four or five hundred meters until the trail starts to become grown-over and you can see a small, worn trail on your right. Follow the trail, sticking as far to the left of the face of the ridge as you can. The left face of the ridge is free of brush and makes walking easier than straight up the face.
Contour along and up the left side of the ridge until you get on top of the ridge. The top of the ridge is completely bare, and you can follow it to a nice lookout spot on top which overlooks the otherside of the ridge towards the east.
From the lookout spot, you can turnaround and follow the same path back, or decend the other ridge to the north which is forked, but still on the close side of Charcoal Ridge. The other option is to continue further along the ridge towards Mt. Chester Henderson for a longer hike.
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