Looking for a great trail near Haines, Alaska? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Chilkat State Park or Mosquito Lake State Recreational Site, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 2 moderate trails in Haines ranging from 3.9 to 5.1 miles and from 229 to 2,001 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Sooooo rewarding for such a short hike! Would do again any day!!

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4 months ago

We continued up Mt Riley after doing battery point. It is a beautiful hike. The incline can be tough at times. Harder on the knees going down. But the view from the top will blow your mind. We hiked in late May (possibly early June) we encourage you carry bear spray & bell.

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4 months ago

Such a great hike with rewarding views. Fairly simple, highly recommended.

Nice views with the option to stay overnight- if you have enough water

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5 months ago

Fantastic quick hike to some great vistas. On cruise days there are quite a few tour groups on the route, but compared to busy trails around the PNW, it really never feels crowded. Most all the hikers seem to stop at Kegaya point too as we had the final break stroll and Battery Point all to ourselves on a sunny July day.

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5 months ago

After considering all the approaches for the hike we took the mud bay route listed here. Looks like quite a few people take the Battery Point trailhead when starting from the cruise dock. Mud Bay TH has ample parking and is well signed. The lower portion of the trail wanders through a marshy area, often via boardwalks. Then the trail ascends a series of switchbacks to the junction with the Lilly Lake trail. From there the route wanders through some flats before entering more switchbacks. In this area the trail is a bit rough in spots with lots of exposed roots that proved to be a challenge for the youngest of our hikers, but really not bad. Blueberry bushes are abundant here too, and that made for a nice diversion tasty on the hike. We encountered some bear scat on this section but did not see the creator. The final section on the ridge top was a quick 1/4 mile scramble to the summit with amazing views. Definitely 5 star views but had to take one star off for the root laden eroded portions. Amazing views of the Rainbow Glacier and all of the Haines area.

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5 months ago

Randonnée qui débute dans une forêt de conifères immenses! Assez impressionnant! Aussi plusieurs types de plantes variées sur le chemin! La montée se fait en lacets! Aucune vue avant le sommet! Mais une fois arrivée en haut, 360 degrés sur les montagnes et leurs glaciers et sur les eaux turquoises du lac et fjord! Une belle récompense!

Fun hike, especially after being cooped up on a cruise ship! Hike from ship’s dock to trailhead (and back), might have been nice to skip that part. Trail through a remarkably dense and verdant rain forest was thrilling. Much of the lower sections were on wooden steps to keep out of the mud during wetter times of year but it was all dry for us. Hiked up to the radio towers and then out to the Haines Cliffs for a beautiful view of the town and surrounding area... spectacular and a just reward for your efforts. Had the good fortune of having a bald eagle soar right by us at the cliff’s edge, about 10 feet away, so beautiful. After some snacks and pictures, hiked back down and continued to sample the abundant blueberries growing all along the trail. No mosquitoes, which was an unexpected pleasure- hike completed on 7/9/19.

This trail is beautiful in all aspects and results in one of the best payoffs you can imagine. The rail starts steep and remains fairly steep the majority of the way. We started at the 7 mile saddle and planned to summit 3902 which is a higher peak behind my ripinski. We started in the woods (bring bug spray) and kept climbing until we reached fields of weeds that you take a small track trail through to reach the meadow before the summit. You reach the meadow at a little over 2500 feet I believe. From there it is a about a mile and 1400 more feet until the summit. Once you reach the top the views are ridiculous. I have been hiking many places including Yosemite and all over Colorado and the mountains here were more expansive than anything I have ever seen. It was one jagged peak after another as far as the eye can see with great views of the fjords and the emerald blue glacier fed waters shimmering in the sun. The way down is tough due to the steep trail so if you have poles bring them. It was 3.4 miles to the top with about 3500 feet of elevation gain give or take. If you get the chance to hike this on a clear day don’t miss the chance.

This trail is beautiful in all aspects and results in one of the best payoffs you can imagine. The rail starts steep and remains fairly steep the majority of the way. We started at the 7 mile saddle and planned to summit 3902 which is a higher peak behind my ripinski. We started in the woods (bring bug spray) and kept climbing until we reached fields of weeds that you take a small track trail through to reach the meadow before the summit. You reach the meadow at a little over 2500 feet I believe. From there it is a about a mile and 1400 more feet until the summit. Once you reach the top the views are ridiculous. I have been hiking many places including Yosemite and all over Colorado and the mountains here were more expansive than anything I have ever seen. It was one jagged peak after another as far as the eye can see with great views of the fjords and the emerald blue glacier fed waters shimmering in the sun. The way down is tough due to the steep trail so if you have poles bring them. It was 3.4 miles to the top with about 3500 feet of elevation gain give or take. If you get the chance to hike this on a clear day don’t miss the chance.

This trail is beautiful in all aspects and results in one of the best payoffs you can imagine. The rail starts steep and remains fairly steep the majority of the way. We started at the 7 mile saddle and planned to summit 3902 which is a higher peak behind my ripinski. We started in the woods (bring bug spray) and kept climbing until we reached fields of weeds that you take a small track trail through to reach the meadow before the summit. You reach the meadow at a little over 2500 feet I believe. From there it is a about a mile and 1400 more feet until the summit. Once you reach the top the views are ridiculous. I have been hiking many places including Yosemite and all over Colorado and the mountains here were more expansive than anything I have ever seen. It was one jagged peak after another as far as the eye can see with great views of the fjords and the emerald blue glacier fed waters shimmering in the sun. The way down is tough due to the steep trail so if you have poles bring them. It was 3.4 miles to the top with about 3500 feet of elevation gain give or take. If you get the chance to hike this on a clear day don’t miss the chance.

Fun and moderately challenging hike. Many of these panoramic photos are from higher up the trail and not on the route suggested on this hike. This hike is mostly in the trees minus the Haines cliff overlook

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.

Fri Jul 20 2018

Amazing

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Thu Jul 12 2018

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!

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Wed Jun 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.

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Tue 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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