Rainbird Trail

EASY 13 reviews
#5 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



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10 days 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.

1 month ago

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

8 months ago

Short, but great view of Ketchikan

10 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.

11 months ago

Very easy :)

Saturday, June 25, 2016

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

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

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 !!!!!

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.