Rainbird Trail

EASY 8 reviews
#7 of 26 trails in

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.

2.6 miles 859 feet Out & Back

kid friendly



5 months ago

Short, but great view of Ketchikan

7 months ago

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.

8 months ago

Very easy :)

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1 year ago

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

2 years ago

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 !!!!!

3 years ago

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.