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Herring Cove Trail

End of Sawmill Road, Sitka, AK
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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
Great View

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

Reviewed 6 March 2017
Texarkana, Texas
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End of Sawmill Road, Sitka, AK
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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

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
Reviewed 6 August 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

1  Thank Ryan W
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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|
Response from Jane C |
I'm interested too.. I see this post was from 2015. Do you have any insight? ;)