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Best trails in Tongass National Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Tongass National Forest, Alaska? AllTrails has 35 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 16 moderate trails in Tongass National Forest ranging from 1.6 to 10.1 miles and from 29 to 2,621 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - West Glacier Trail
Tongass National Forest
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h
West Glacier Trail is a 4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Juneau, Alaska that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, anShow more
#2 - Ice Cave Trail
Tongass National Forest
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 24 m
NOTE: This trail is considered "technical" with some steep drop offs, scrambling, and icy and slick conditions (dependent on weather). This is difficult hike and hikers should take proper precautions Show more
#3 - Deer Mountain Trail
Tongass National Forest
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 4 h 36 m
The trail is comprised of gravel sections, wooden bridges, and natural rock sections. It starts in a muskeg with a boardwalk and climbs through heavy timber into lighter timber and eventually alpine. Show more
#4 - Nugget Falls Trail
Tongass National Forest
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 53 m
Nugget Falls Trail is a 2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Juneau, Alaska that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options anShow more
#5 - Rainbird Trail
Tongass National Forest
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 28 m
Rainbird Trail is a 2.6 mile out and back trail located near Ketchikan, Alaska that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips.Show more
#6 - Mount McGinnis Trail via West Glacier Trail
Tongass National Forest
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Length: 10.4 mi • Est. 7 h 3 m
Mount McGinnis Trail via West Glacier Trail is a 10.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Juneau, Alaska that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number Show more
#7 - Dan Moller Cabin Trail
Tongass National Forest
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Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 3 h 13 m
The trail begins from two possible locations on Douglas, but connects up quite quickly on the Treadwell Dike Trail. You then continue up on a trail heading uphill towards the mountains until it beShow more
#8 - Mount Verstovia Trail
Tongass National Forest
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 4 h 7 m
A beautiful mountain during the winter and summer. Immense views of the surrounding water ways and vast mountains further into the island. Making a summit push in the winter is a little rare and youShow more
#9 - Herring Cove Trail
Tongass National Forest
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 2 h 7 m
Fun hike along creeks and waterfalls. Show more
#10 - Carlanna Lake Trail
Tongass National Forest
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 3 h 37 m
Carlanna Lake Trail is a 5.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Ketchikan, Alaska that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nShow more
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