Gavan Hill Trail is a 11.2 mile out and back trail located near Sitka, AK. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking.
For the most part it was easy to follow with lots of built in stairs made of wood or rock. Occasionally there were spots that were difficult to navigate. Once at the top of the hill the trail is more level and the epic views begin. An hour and a half got me 2600 ft. and about 3 miles.
Awesome Trail. Spectacular views at the top. One of the best maintained I've hiked. More stairs than a Chinese monastery.
Awesome hike. This beautifully maintained trail starts near downtown Sitka and climbs the hill overlooking town. The trailhead is at the end of Baranof Street. It's a strenuous climb. If you hike far enough (I think about 5 miles) there is a warming hut to escape the rain.