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This hike is at the end of the road in Sitka. It begins flat, but quickly gains in elevation... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2018
Sitka, Alaska
Need to be able to climb up over big flat Rocks

I carried a large camera backpack up this steep trail and that was a big mistake. The waterfall... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2018
Dick S
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

This hike is at the end of the road in Sitka. It begins flat, but quickly gains in elevation. This hike is not an easy hike. There are large rocks that are used as stairs, they can be slick at times. Hiking poles help. There...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sitkabob
Reviewed July 23, 2018

I carried a large camera backpack up this steep trail and that was a big mistake. The waterfall and Beaver Lake were great.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dick S
Reviewed July 21, 2018

Absolute great hike! I didn't get to the top but did see the waterfall. If you need a guide, call Specialized Tours and talk to Debi. She will get you your own private guide. I was traveling solo so did not want to hike alone....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank hrechter
Reviewed July 18, 2018

If you have to pick just one, choose this hike. Two plus waterfalls and a beautiful lake are just a few of the attractions. The whole hike is amazing. We had a bit of rain, but it didn't make hiking difficult.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jrossite
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Wow, of all the excursions we did in our cruise, this was the best and it was Free! For a Miami girl in her 50’s and hubby in 60’s that have never done any kind of hiking, never mind uphill hiking, we were a little...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank 475mariellaf
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

What a lovely short uphill hike. It is not too strenuous with great views all the way. Look for unmarked trail to the top of the falls. Great place to play in the waterfall!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Katie T
Reviewed August 25, 2017

This was a great hike for our family. We went in the rain, so some spots/rocks were slippery. A few areas had rainwater raging down the mountain, which we enjoyed seeing and hearing. We did not make it to the end of the trail; we...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Horalky
Reviewed June 2, 2017

This is a wonderful somewhat challenging hike along beautiful water falls leading up to a very interesting hike around a nice lake at the top of your climb.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Lori M
Reviewed March 6, 2017

It is worth the visit. And check out the other hiking trails too. The trail system is great and very clear.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank frontierman1969
Reviewed July 8, 2016

One of the most beautiful hikes I have ever taken. It is a little steep at first so keep that in mind. The trail work was something. I can't imaging how much time was taken to move so many rocks and make this trail what...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Mark A
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December 16, 2018|
Response from sitkabob | Reviewed this property |
Yes, this trail is accessible all year long. However, having something for ice is always handy. Depends on what the weather holds. The rock steps can get icy if there has been snow.
October 30, 2017|
Response from Lori M | Reviewed this property |
The entrance to the trail is only about 1 1/2 miles from the poet so you could probably walk to the trail or take a uber. The trail has several routes so could be a 1, 2 hr hike or longer depending on your choice of route.
July 12, 2016|
Response from GaryS543 | Reviewed this property |
I would say not. There is a small portion, near the parking area, out to the first bridge that would be accessible, but the main trail is quite vertical. But so beautiful!