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

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2 days ago

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3 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.

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7 days ago

Stroller friendly, a really nice walk!

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

Hiked this trail at least half a dozen times in 2016 and camped at the A-frame shelter at the top. There's an outdoor head up there too. I want to attempt the 14 mile traverse but the day I went for it, it was too foggy and misty to find the trail so I turned around before getting too lost.

Amazing views and just an all around awesome hike! No matter how many times I climb that mountain it never gets old!

Beautiful at the top! One of my favorite hikes I have ever done but yea it is pretty steep on way up and down

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8 months ago

Short, but great view of Ketchikan

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8 months ago

Nice, well maintained trail. Lots of old growth.

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8 months ago

Save this hike for a sunny day because the outlook at the summit is gorgeous! Make sure you bring lots of water. The hike down is tougher than going up. Always people on the trail and there is a cabin at the top that is first come, first serve.

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9 months ago

My Kids and I hiked this trail in an excursion while on a cruise. Strenuous hike. We didn't make it to the top as I didn't want to miss our ship departure. Several mile hike from the dock to the trailhead. We could have had the time but watched salmon in Ketchican. I didn't have phone service to track the hike so not sure how close we were to summit. Definitely a climb but beautifully wooded.

Great views!

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9 months ago

6 hour hike roundtrip which included walking from Tatsudas to the trailhead, geocaching, two sandwiches and a long stop at the summit. excellent hike! Definitely a tough one with a lot of stairs and uneven terrain but the views are worth it. you can see all of the Tongass Narrows, ketchikan, surrounding lakes, metlakatla, Prince of wales, etc!