Rainbird Trail

EASY 20 reviews
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Rainbird Trail is a 2.6 mile out and back trail located near Ketchikan, Alaska that offers scenic views. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
859 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

views

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2 months ago

Short beautiful green rainy hike. Easy hike wear hiking boots. Muddy.

We started at the college and passed the middle trail head to the end. Head east after steps to library and then down the road downtown. End up at 49er bar

2 months ago

easy walk through the rainforest. it is well maintained... don't know what people are talking about. no it's not for strollers.....That's not a hike.... that a stroll. not much for views, but the rainforest is beautiful

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4 months ago

A sign at the beginning of this trail say "not a maintained trail travel at your own risk". It is easy to see why after a short distance into this hike why. A lot of rock steps that people bypass and a lot of mushy ground from all the water running off the Mt. Good views along the way and looks like the kind of forrest you expect something evil to live in. Still fun but not the best hike in Ketchikan.

5 months ago

Short, fun, and beautiful views of the narrows!
Not stroller friendly but kids and dogs could do it.

hiking
Thursday, October 13, 2016

Short, but great view of Ketchikan

Monday, August 15, 2016

Easy trail with a great lookout of the Tongass Narrows. There are 3 trail heads: one at the university, at the beginning of the bypass, and on the bypass close to the library. Short, steep walk up from the cruise ships up Shoenbar to get to the trailhead in the bypass and you can catch the bus back from the university. The bus comes every hour.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Very easy :)

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Saturday, May 14, 2016

awesome

birding
Saturday, June 20, 2015

Great hike.... Tip for you, park at the college. (Fewer stairs)

birding
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Eagles everywhere !
The trail is really well done and not too steep and runs along the coast line for a hour or so .
Worth it !!!!!

hiking
Sunday, May 26, 2013

This hike has great views and very interesting trail material. It's gravel, then a series of rounded stones. There are bridges and steps and even stairs. I will say, though, that itvs definitely more than 158 ft of elevation gain. It's closer to 500. If you are ever in Ketchikan, be sure to hike this trail. It's a favorite of ours now.