This park offers a log cabin contact/information center, 35-site campground, picnic area, boat launch and trails. The campground sits in a mixed forest of evergreens and deciduous trees at the edge of Chilkat Inlet. The boat launch provides access to the inlet and the run of king salmon in early June. The contact/information centers offers incredible views of Chilkat Inlet, Rainbow and Davidson glaciers. The center also has wildlife spotting scopes so you can spot the inlet wildlife, such as seals, porpoises, and whales. Visitors have even been able to spy on bears and mountain goats on the other side of the inlet. There are three trails in the park. Seduction Pint Trail is an easy hike from the campground area that follows the coast, winding back and forth between the woods and the beach. This trail is 7 miles long one way, and offers great scenery sights and wildlife viewing opportunities. Battery Point Trail is another easy trail in the north section of the park at the end of Beach Road, which starts in the forest and emerges onto the beach. The trail is approximately 2 miles on way. For those ready for a challenge, there is the Mount Riley Trail. This trail has quite a bit of vertical rise to it, but the reward is a sensational view of the entire area. Mt. Riley trailhead is located at approximately 3 mile Mud Bay Road, or a trail junction off the Battery Point Trail.

On town on a cruise an walked the scenic 3 miles to the trailhead then up to the top of Mr Riley. Absolutely stunning 360 degree view with snow capped mountains and fjords I. every direction. Numerous bald eagles soaring. We descended to the Battery Point trail and returned to the ship on the road. Total distance was 11 miles it took us 7 hours to complete. We are not fast hikers


Wednesday, June 07, 2017

A fun hike through beautiful, soggy woods that change to high brush and then ends with a rock top. Catch a few springs along the way. Great for mushroom hunting or just going out for a walk in the woods. The view from Riley, though not as epic as Ripinski, is still a gorgeous place to sit.

Thursday, July 13, 2017