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Address: End of Sawmill Road, Sitka, AK

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Favorite Trail in Sitka

Paired with the Beaver Lake loop trail, this is my favorite in Sitka. It's on the south side of town at the end of Sawmill Creek Road

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Kake, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Paired with the Beaver Lake loop trail, this is my favorite in Sitka. It's on the south side of town at the end of Sawmill Creek Road

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is my favorite trail. It is a moderate hike with some short hills but most of it is rather flat. The forest is dense and the forest floor covered with thick mosses, mushrooms, skunk cabbage, and an array of blueberry bushes and other berry-producing plants. It follows along a stream that has a series of water falls. There is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We did this one clear blue day. It was beautiful. Had a sandwich overlooking Beaver lake. I just wish there was a boat in the lake! That would have made it a perfect day. More signage would have been helpful at times too. lol

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Hinesburg, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My husband and I did this hike with our 2 year old in the backpack and it was one of the best hikes we have done during our 12 days in Alaska. The trail is well maintained and there are excellent areas to eat lunch around Beaver Lake. Do not miss the Beaver Lake part of the trail, fantastic mountain... More 

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dallas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

I'm a 50 year old woman who 'works out' every day. I thought this trail was rather difficult because more than half of it was either straight up or down - very difficult on the knees. Lots of rewards along the way, however. 3 waterfalls, and beaver lake very cool to walk around. But, I wouldn't do it again. Definitely... More 

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az
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

If you are up for a 60-90 minute walk and have good shoes try this place. At the far end of Sitka so you must have a car.

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Juneau, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

This is a wonderful trail located at the end of Halibut point road, it is mostly flat, so most anyone can handle it, there are scenic outlooks and one is close to the water at all times.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

We had read about the Herring Cove Trail here on TripAdvisor and decided to take a cab out to try it. Our driver warned us of bears in the area and we did see evidence of recent bear activity (large feces on the trail). Despite the danger, we greatly enjoyed the hike. There were several waterfalls and many nice views... More 

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Madison, NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

The scenery was more than one could ask for with such an easy hike. When the taxi driver brought us she said she loves the trees there and I thought what could be different about the trees. Well they were huge and the lighting and all through the woods just made it amazing. Lots of water falls and the walk... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Sitka is known for its beauty not its excellent restaurants. So if your looking for great trails and fantastic views Sitka is for you!

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Address: End of Sawmill Road, Sitka, AK
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Sitka

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