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Herring Cove Trail

End of Sawmill Road, Sitka, AK
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Ranked #9 of 16 Attractions in Sitka
Type: Hiking Trails
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- Aug 6, 2014
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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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Sitka, Alaska
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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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Juneau, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

I liked this trail a lot. One of my favorites quick trails located in Southeast Alaska. I took my five year old and he made it though he was a bit worn out at the end of the loop. That was the plan, so I am glad it worked. Not too tough for him but tough enough he felt it.... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

I have hiked in almost every National Park im the United States and this hike has far surpassed any other hike I've ever done. There are so many waterfalls, mossy vistas, the gorrgeous Beaver Lake Trail at the end of Herring Cove which you must do, that it is beyond describing other than majestic! The landscape arcitect who planned this... More

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