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Relax and enjoy a modest hike through Alaska's rainforest in Ketchikan. Wildlife viewing including birds and bears in season. Salmon and salmonberries line the creekside trail. Your guide is an expert naturalist who will identify and share local...more
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Tongass National Forest, Ketchikan, AK 99901
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm going to get the bad part out first. There were 36 people in our group, the divided the groups up into groups of 10, 10 and 16 and I was in the 16 group. They originally told us they would divide up our group...More

1  Thank Brian S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was an easy, beautiful guided walk through the forest. Trailhead is not walking distance from cruise ship terminal, so we were bussed there (with only one other couple). Unfortunately no wildlife sightings, but learned interesting information about plants we saw.

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Loved the hike. We booked through shoretrips.com and had a great time. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the trees and the wildlife there.

Thank JamieCleveland
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Savannah was a fun guide to tour with and she found a 🐻 for us to see! We would love to come back to Ketchikan and see more.

Thank Finders K
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Out forest tour guide, Will, is a very patient and interesting young man who can make our walking funny and easy. At first we were a bit disappointed when we could not see raptors first. But in the end we ended up loving the forest...More

2  Thank Christina C
Reviewed 19 September 2017

A very easy walk on elevated platforms gets you right into birds eye viewing of wildlife. 10 minutes into the walk we saw bald eagle, salmon swimming upstream and black bears eating and ambling across the mountain side. Really worth the bus ride from ship...More

Thank Gregg-Midlo
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Jessie was a fantastic guide. She took us the 3 places and we saw bears! She knew her flora and fauna and we super excited to teach us a bit as well. Was a short trip but just perfect for a shore excursion from our...More

1  Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 14 August 2017

The tour ended up being a semi-private tour as only our own group was booked that day. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the local forest and its plants and we've learn a lot about the different plants and their uses by the locals. The...More

Thank MDDCFlyer
Reviewed 16 July 2017

If you've never been in a rainforest, and probably even if you have, this is a very nice one to visit. However, it seems the Tongass rainforest tour can vary substantially in quality, so you should try to find a tour with a trained and...More

3  Thank Globetrotter10K
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Booked this tour through Shoretrips for 6/9/17. Met at rain gauge outside the Welcome Ctr. Dress for rain as its the rainiest place in the country! We got lucky with rain in morning but then just cloudy. Our guide Karen was fun and informative. We...More

Thank rsondergard
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