Settlers Cove State Recreational Site

Settlers Cove State Recreational Site

Settlers Cove State Recreational Site
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HappilyHitched
Anchorage, AK146 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Couples
Wow! This is such a beautiful location. The park is well maintained, with clean bathrooms, benches to rest on, a loop of campsites, clearly marked trails, sturdy bridges, etc. The Lunch Falls Loop is an easy hike (.5 miles) through the rainforest. You can access the beach, and you definitely should! It was breathtaking. You can also take the Lunch Creek Trail which is longer (4.8 miles one way) and more difficult but from the portion of it we hiked, very beautiful and worth the effort.
Written October 13, 2013
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Sharon C
48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
My husband took a cruise back in July of this year. We were not sure what we wanted to do in Ketchikan, but we did know that we wanted to do our own thing, which was away from the tourism of the town. Since we enjoy nature and walking in the woods, we decided to drive to Settlers Cover and hike the short trail to Lunch Falls. There are several steps to climb to get to the falls, but it is so worth it. If you have a chance, also be sure to walk around the campground or go down to the beach, or simply sit on the bench and enjoy the gorgeous view. There are areas where they have steps that will take you down to the beach. We saw several eagles flying around the area. Also while you are in Ketchikan, if you are renting a vehicle, be sure to see Herring Cove, where you will see plenty of eagles. Also before mile marker 10 (beyond Herring Cove), just off of the main road, is another gorgeous and spectacular waterfall. No hiking involved to see this waterfall from the road.
Written August 7, 2018
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auggiesmom
Winston Salem, NC124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Friends
Beautiful views and fairly easy hike along a well marked path. There is a lowly waterfall that is very easy to get to so even if you don't enjoy hiking it is worth the walk.
Written July 24, 2014
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Pamela J
Victoria, Canada214 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Couples
Imagine a lush, remote forest setting, the seashore on your left and a waterfall on your right. Secluded by the trees we stood on the bridge and wondered at the rushing water and the hundreds of salmon desperate to make it upstream. On the shore seagulls feasted on the salmon that did not make it. Nature can be quite raw but the cycle of life goes on and Settlers Cove gives you just such an example. Do include this lovely place on your visit to Ketchikan and take lots of photos. Take a tent and stay a while if you have time.
Written September 17, 2013
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caramello51
Alaska282 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Friends
Situated at the north end of Tongass Highway. Has nice camping spots, and an easy little hike for people that are not in very good condition, or a difficult hike for people that want a more strenuous workout. Very scenic as it is situated on the beach, but the more strenuous hike follows a beautiful creek up a mountain to a lake.
Written April 16, 2014
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David C
Rochester Hills, MI23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Solo
Some great hiking in the rain forest, water falls rushing. If you wish you can hike 4 miles to the inland lake. Its lovely.
Written September 1, 2013
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Karen J
Sacramento, CA74 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Family
Our Wild Wolf Tour guide took us to this recently-renovated state park. Beautiful place to sit and enjoy nature or explore the tidal pools. Highly recommend this for kids of all ages.
Written August 20, 2013
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TravellingTexasMom
Amarillo, TX115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Couples
We hiked the loop at Settlers Cove and were impressed that it is very well-maintained. Saw waterfalls and gorgeous scenery. A little ways out of town but definitely worth the drive!
Written July 29, 2013
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SESNoVA
Annandale, VA441 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Friends
A gentle sloping trail, or steep stairs, leads from a parking area through beautiful forest to a sandy/rocky beach. Great views of the islands and the water.
Written September 8, 2018
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Hibiscus_KTN
Ketchikan53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Definitely worth your time too see. The lunch Creek loop trail walk is a great walk into the rain forest and not difficult. Ocean views are gorgeous from this park
Written August 6, 2018
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