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Address: End of Sawmill Road, Sitka, AK

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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 July 2016
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Orange Park, Florida
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Orange Park, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 it is. The bridges were works of art. Everything about this trail was amazing. The... More 

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Hudson, OH
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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State College, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles 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, the road was closed (not sure if it will reopen). So we hiked from the... More 

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Thank DT25
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank ginastern
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Kake, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 plants. It follows along a stream that has a series of water falls. There is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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1 Thank Ryan W
Hinesburg, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 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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