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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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

hiking
5 months ago

Short, but great view of Ketchikan

hiking
5 months ago

Nice, well maintained trail. Lots of old growth.

hiking
5 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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6 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!

hiking
7 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!

Great and hard!

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.

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Nice hike to the lake, didn't catch any fish

trail running
7 months ago

trail running
7 months ago

Great! For us it was cloudy, so it was slightly disappointing view from the summit (all white), but the trail itself is beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed it.