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Fantastic scenery

This was a great hike for our family. We went in the rain, so some spots/rocks were slippery. A... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
Beautiful place

This is a wonderful somewhat challenging hike along beautiful water falls leading up to a very... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
Lori M
Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
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25 Aug 2017
“Fantastic scenery”
2 Jun 2017
“Beautiful place”
End of Sawmill Road, Sitka, AK
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Reviewed 25 August 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

Thank Horalky
Reviewed 3 June 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.

1  Thank Lori M
Reviewed 6 March 2017

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

1  Thank frontierman1969
Reviewed 8 July 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

1  Thank Mark A
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

A beautifully constructed hike through an area as primitive as it was centuries ago. Lush flora, a chance encounter with fauna (deer) and the sublime peace and quiet of the rain forest. A perfect way to begin a Sitka day.

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 1 July 2016

We spent three days in Sitka and this hike was the highlight for us. Several locals told us it is their favorite trail. We actually had planned to drive to the Sawmill Campground, then look for the oldest geocache in Alaska placed near there. However,...More

5  Thank DT25
Reviewed 31 December 2015

Even in the pouring rain this was a nice hike, slipping in the mud and walking amidst the beautiful trees. Worth it.

Thank ginastern
Reviewed 12 August 2015

This is an excellently well-maintained trail, quite easy to navigate and very well marked. The vistas are just outstanding; Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a wonderful day in Alaska nature.

Thank Ricard1954
Reviewed 17 March 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

3  Thank alaskan_traveler2012
Reviewed 4 September 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...More

8  Thank ZuberChad
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30 October 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.
13 July 2016|
Response from Gary S | 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!
4 June 2015|
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Response from Michelle N |
Hey, I live in Sitka and totally agree this is a great trail to check out. You could take a taxi to the trailhead and setup a time to be picked up (cell service is very limited out there) or you could hook up with a local... More