Explore the most popular trails in Old Sitka State Historical Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

In the early 1800s, Russians built a settlement at this site along Starrigavan Bay. Today, the site is designated as Old Sitka State Historic Site. Located 7 miles north of downtown Sitka, this park offers a variety of recreational opportunities. This site has been designated as a National Historic Landmark and interpretive panels provide information about the history of this site. A public use boat launch and dock allow boaters to access ocean waters north of Sitka. The Forest Muskegs trail is a 1.25 mile barrier free trail (maximum 12% grade) with a self guiding brochure that has information about the natural and cultural history of this area. The Mosquito Cove trail (1.5 miles long) provides an opportunity to hike along Starrigavan Bay and Mosquito Cove in the coastal spruce and hemlock forest. Old Sitka State Historic Site is located within walking distance of the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Terminal and the US Forest Service Starrigavan Campground.

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1 month ago

Beautiful park. The totem poles along the way are incredible. A great place to take a stroll.

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2 months ago

Nice walking trail through rainforest of Sitka spruce, hemlock and totem poles.

3 months ago

Every tourist goes here but still beautiful! Great short cut to USPS from harbor area.

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3 months ago

Cute nature walk. Great for kids.

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4 months ago

Easy walking/ jogging trail. Wide, well-kept trail with shade and totem poles! I highly recommend this trail for all hikers.

my favorite go to in sitka

easy trail. nice and tree covered with water views on part of the trail.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

easy and fun, great totem poles and fun to jog through

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Easy and short walk. So beautiful, we were able to see so many Eagles from juvenile to adults and the totems are so stunning.

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Easy walk around Sitka National Historical Park. Make sure to stop at the park headquarters to pick up information about the trail.

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Nice little trail. Short, easy walk through a nice forest. The totems are interesting to study and there is the Indian River to walk along and look for eagles and bears.

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Monday, November 21, 2016

loved this place and all of Sitka!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Very nice trail. Beautiful display of totem poles.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Great easy trail.

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