Coast Guard Beach Trail

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Coast Guard Beach Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ketchikan, Alaska that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
206 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

views

wildlife

This short trail winds through temperate rainforest and muskeg, and ends up at Coast Guard beach with views of nearby Prince of Wales Island. Wildlife can be spotted along the trail and at the end, including whales, sea lions, squirrels, and many types of birds. The trail is gravel, with many ups and downs, some stairs, and a couple of short bridges.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice short trail. I like the open muskeg at the beginning, and the secluded beach at the end. Not usually a ton of people there, but I did pass a few folks today, probably because it is Sunday.