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

fun walk with the dog

great stroll, highly recommend

wanted to swim at the waterfall but so cold! great hike

18 hours ago

easy and fun, great totem poles and fun to jog through

hiking
1 month ago

The trail is something to do with a family that is active and some nice viewable waterfalls as you go hiking into the camps. I rate this place as a moderate hike.

Waterfall at the end is very pretty. Nice flowing water scapes along the hike. Workers are actively putting gravel on the trail. The latter part of the trail had a couple fun stream crossings we had to navigate. There’s no real easy walkable path at the end to get close to the falls, so you can navigate a small steep hill or go through the cold water. It’s pretty and I felt worth getting a bit wet. Nice forest views. Lots of rocks and tree roots at the last quarter of the trail. Shouldn’t be too hard a trail if you’re a consistent walker. Elevation wasn’t bad either. Would hike again. Would bring snacks, water, hiking boots. Be careful on wood planks when wet. Quite slippery at times.

2 months ago

Easy and short walk. So beautiful, we were able to see so many Eagles from juvenile to adults and the totems are so stunning.

Good Family trail with a good hill near heart lake

walking
11 months ago

Easy walk around Sitka National Historical Park. Make sure to stop at the park headquarters to pick up information about the trail.

Nice little trail. Short, easy walk through a nice forest. The totems are interesting to study and there is the Indian River to walk along and look for eagles and bears.

hiking
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Beautiful trail.

hiking
Saturday, July 29, 2017

BEAUTIFUL hike... tons of skat though, luckily that's all we saw.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

I believe this is the hike that was part of the princess cruise alaska excursion. Memorable and not difficult

hiking
Friday, June 30, 2017

Great falls to start with good gravel trails throughout. After Thimbleberry lake you have a little spike up to Heart lake but all maintained well and an easy trail to access to get a dose of SE Alaska terrain.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Great hike with beautiful views. I logged r miles round trip. first mile is climbing rock and wood steps. well maintained trail.

very easy walk with some steep hills on gravel road. I call it easy. Beautiful lakes.

trail running
Monday, November 21, 2016

loved this place and all of Sitka!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Very nice trail. Beautiful display of totem poles.

hiking
Sunday, July 31, 2016

A beautiful hike well worth the scenery. Dogs love swimming in the lake.

hiking
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Stunning 73 degree day in Sitka - the water looked so inviting I was about ready to jump in!!

on Indian River Trail

Monday, June 01, 2015

Easy flat hike along the Indian River. Very cool waterfall at the end. Very well maintained trail.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Great easy trail.

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