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Address: End of Sawmill Road, Sitka, AK

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

Reviewed 6 March 2017
Texarkana, Texas
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Texarkana, Texas
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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
Orange Park, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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
State College, PA
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180 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank DT25
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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
Orlando, Florida
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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
Kake, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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
Carlsbad, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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
Hinesburg, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

4 Thank Leah T

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