Explore the most popular views 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

picnic rock was beautiful

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.

I think it’s crazy to call this moderate compared to others like the virtually flat Indian River trail in Sitka nearby. If you’re an experienced hiker, I could see this being more easy. It’s doable, but there’s tons of tree roots boulders and not a ton of room for error walking, so I’d put it in the difficult rating. It was absolutely stupendous and I’ve never seen more stunning views.

Bring good shoes, more than a bottle of water and let people know where you are going if you take this to Arrowhead, especially If you are a novice. Enjoy! It’s a amazing hike!

hiking
1 month ago

The trail was quite enjoyable to walk up and a little less to come down. I appreciate all of the work that has gone into the steps, cables and ropes. I did find myself off of the trail once but that was my own fault. looking down at my foot placement and I missed a switchback. Others had as well so I followed their footsteps up the drainage and back on to the trail. The trail is rated moderate but I give it a difficult. even though there has been significant step work, there are sections that require some hand and leg work. I was fortunate and the sun came out as I approached the 1st summit at 2550. I did not go on due to my lack of time.

Gorgeous views on a clear day like we had! Steep and technical but worth it for the views!

trail running
2 months ago

Incredible hike with amazing views of ocean, bays, and snow covered mountains. This is a fairly steep climb but the trail is well maintained. It has a cool rain forest feel. We had perfect weather during this hike/trail run at the end of May. Slide down some snow on Verstovia.

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.

Great hike, great views

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
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Steps are inconsistent in height from step to step step to ground. Otherwise beautiful views. Not many muddy places!

hiking
Monday, August 07, 2017

This trail was absolute perfection!!!!! We carried on to summit Arrowhead, so the entire hike was 8 hours with an hour break at Arrowhead peak. I highly recommend this hike, and plan to do it again next time I'm in town!

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
Sunday, February 28, 2016

Great trail! Very steep and a bit rugged. Well marked and easy to stay on the path. A few muddy spots. I made it to picnic rock in February- snow covered for the last 300 yards. The views at the top are epic!

hiking
Sunday, July 26, 2015

Bring a gun or bear spray. Awesome trail.

hiking
Sunday, June 14, 2015

Amazing views. good trail.

hiking
Sunday, June 14, 2015

Great family trail. water can get deep. fantastic land slide.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Great easy trail.

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