Explore the most popular hiking trails near Haines with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

On town on a cruise an walked the scenic 3 miles to the trailhead then up to the top of Mr Riley. Absolutely stunning 360 degree view with snow capped mountains and fjords I. every direction. Numerous bald eagles soaring. We descended to the Battery Point trail and returned to the ship on the road. Total distance was 11 miles it took us 7 hours to complete. We are not fast hikers

This hike is amazzzzzzing! The majority of the trail take place in pretty dense, but enchanting forest with tons of blueberries and different kinds of mushrooms to enjoy and spot the entire way up.
Important to note, the marked trail in the app ends before getting to views. However, if you continue about 30 more minutes, you’ll find yourself out of the trees, on an exposed hillside/cliffside with the most unbelievable views overlooking Haines, surrounded by all the impressive snow capped mountain ranges. Me and my boyfriend couldn’t stop smiling and laughing when we reached this point.
Unfortunately, we were short on time and unable to continue to the summit or cliffs overlook. I’m sure they are very nice, but i was completely satisfied with the hike and views we did get. We were also told that the summit was cool, but the view from lower down (where we stopped) was less obstructed by views of the lower hills on the way up and actually better. Good to know if you’re short on time or don’t feel like going up! The trail does have a pretty good incline the entire time and is basically straight up as you’re getting to the viewpoint where we stopped. You’ll know when you get there!

Truly superb hike. Starts in the trees, gets a bit steep but then comes out to exceptional views of Haines and surrounding area. A must do if in the area.


6 months ago

I visited Haines on a cruise and had originally intended to hike up to Mt. Ripinski, but it was rainy and cloudy, so the locals advised against it. As an alternative I headed left from the cruise port and up to the trail that led to Battery Point. It turned out to be a great choice - a beautiful, well-maintained trail through some stunning woodlands and then down along to the coast to a rocky point. Tons of wildflowers, some amazing scenery and not a lot of people. There was a turnoff about half way through the hike that led off to other trails but I didn't have time for it. This is a great option if you are in Haines and want something that is beautiful but not overly strenuous.

One of the most beautiful hike !

This trial is well worth the effort! Even if you only go a mile or two. It's the payoff for all the rain in Haines.

Loved the views from the top and well worth it.

early April, super windy and cold, but fun

We hiked this trail in July, 2017 and the trail itself is wonderful. It is well maintained and starts at an easy access point just outside of town (Skyline Trailhead). From here, you will follow a well defined trail with log bridges and log stairs as appropriate through many switchbacks up the East side of Mt Ripinski. The temperate rain forest is a delight to experience and very different if you are used to hiking in the lower-48 states. This trail is very accessible for those arriving in Haines for a day visit on a cruise ship although it offers interesting terrain that can satisfy even experienced local hikers. The highlight of the hike is a short southerly path which will take you right to the edge of the Haines Cliffs, which are one of the most readily visible landmarks within a short hike of town. Careful, watch your step on the ledge!

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

A fun hike through beautiful, soggy woods that change to high brush and then ends with a rock top. Catch a few springs along the way. Great for mushroom hunting or just going out for a walk in the woods. The view from Riley, though not as epic as Ripinski, is still a gorgeous place to sit.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Walked to the point, heard some whales but came out of the forest a little too late to see them. Good easy hike to point.

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