Information About

Lost Toque Trail

Quick Facts

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Location

61 ° 8' 27.116" N,
146 ° 12' 7.398" W

Region

Prince William Sound

Nearest City

Valdez

Parent

West Peak

Length

1.42 mi (2.29 km)

Elevation

High: 2825 ft (861.06 m)
Low: 40 ft (12.19 m)
40 ft (12.19 m)

Elevation
Gain/Loss

Gain: 2653 ft (808.63 m)
Loss: 23 ft (7.01 m)

Grade

Average: 30°
Min: 3°
Max: 55°

Technical Rating

Class 4

Uses

Hiking

Lost Toque Trail in Detail.

Getting There

Drive past the Airport on Airport Rd, just past Glacier View Campground but before the gun range, there is a day use area access road with a waterfall at the end. That used to be an old campground. Just over half way down the road there's a lower pull out on the right (east) park there and then walk back down the road about 40ft and cross the creek (west) and that's where the trail starts.

About

Lost Toque (pronounced two-k) is a nice moderate hike for the first half. Once you get to East Airport Overlook it begins to pick it up a little. Soon after Big Boulder Overlook it gets interesting. It stays a hike for several hundred more feet but then becomes a bushwhacking scramble. If you're able to keep to the trail it's not much real bushwhacking. Then there's a little bit of very minor climbing, like 12ft of 5.7 slopes. Then you're out of the alders and climb up a steep grassy slope, you might want to bring gloves. But after that you're in the alpine with incredible views.

There wasn't much limbing done to the trail to preserve the canopy and keep from having to battle overgrowth. There's frequent bear activity on the trail so be as best prepared as you like to be when handling bears.

Please do not use this trail for trapping or hunting. It was a lot of effort for the sake of people to enjoy observing and being in nature.

History

Lost Toque Trail was began as a path local photographer Zachary Sheldon would skin up in winter. Picking a line through the tops of the alders when the bush whacking was easiest. One evening in a rush to get altitude before the sun set he took off his ski and gear and punched up the slope and scrambled up a wall. When he got back down the wind had taken his favorite winter hat, a toque his mom bought him roughly 15 years earlier. With the guiding season quite in 2020 he decided to find a route up West Peak.

Lost Toque Trail Gallery

Pictures of, from, or near Lost Toque Trail.

Places Near Lost Toque Trail
Basins:

Washbowl Basin,

Capes:

Jackson Point,

Cities:

Valdez,

Crags:

Valdez Glacier Campground Wall, Lookout Rock, Panorama Point,

Dams:

Solomon Gulch Dam A, Solomon Gulch Dam B, Solomon Lake Dam,

Flats:

Duck Flats,

Glaciers:

Camicia Glacier, G-g-g-g-g Glacier, Johnson Glacier, Mineral Creek Glacier, Rubin Glacier, Valdez Glacier,

Routes:

Wowie Zowie,

Islands:

Ammunition Island, Mineral Creek Islands,

Lakes:

Allison Lake, Crater Lake, Deep Lake, Robe Lake, Solomon Gulch Lake, Solomon Lake, Valdez Glacier Lake,

Locales:

Airport Chute, Area 51, Cabell Chute, Chuck Chute, Chuck Junior, Delta Chute, Grant Chute, Jago Chute, Lookout Bowl, Lucky 13, Runner's Delight, Sentinel, Sheepshead Chute, Tombstone Wall,

Mountains:

Prospectors Peak, Abercrombie Mountain, East Peak, Mount Francis, Hogsback, Mount Kate, Mount Logan, Mount Mahlo, Mummy Mountain, Mount Schrader, Sugarloaf Mountain, Townsend Peak, Valdez Summit, West Peak,

Peaks:

Benzene, Bob's Knob, Mount Bonet, Comstock, Embick, Heidi Peak, High Back, Snow Dome, Titan Chair,

Rivers:

Lowe River, Robe River,

Routes:

Lazy Days, No Floss Necessary, Route number 1, Route number 3, Trim the Bush, Wet Finish,

Routes:

Dragon's Teeth, Route number 2,

Streams:

Abercrombie Creek, Allison Creek, Brevier Creek, Cameron Creek, Camicia Creek, Canyon Slough, Corbin Creek, Crooked Creek, Dayville Creek, East Fork Mineral Creek, Glacier Creek, Goat Creek, Horsetail Creek, Mineral Creek, Slater Creek, Valdez Glacier Stream, Wood Creek,

Routes:

Area 51 Access Trail, Dayville Power Line Trail, Dock Point Trail, Mount Francis Winter Trail, High School Hill, High School Hill to Summit Trail, High School Hill Water Tower Trail, Hogsback Trail, Homestead Trail, John Hunter Memorial Trail, Levee to Valdez Glacier Trail, Lost Toque Trail, Mineral Creek East Trail, Mineral Creek Stamp Mill Trail, Mineral Creek West Trail, Northern Robe Lake Trail, River Drive Trail, Robe River Hogsback Access Trail, Shoup Bay Trail, Solomon Gulch Valdez Overlook Spur, Southern Robe Lake Trail, Valdez Bike Path, Valdez Overlook Trail,

Valleys:

Abercrombie Gulch, Goat Gully, Solomon Gulch, Sulphide Gulch,

Cities:

Old Valdez,