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Herring Cove Trail

End of Sawmill Road, Sitka, AK
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Great View

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

Reviewed 7 March 2017
Texarkana, Texas

One of the most beautiful hikes I have ever taken. It is a little steep at first so keep that in... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2016
Mark A
Orange Park, Florida
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End of Sawmill Road, Sitka, AK
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Reviewed 7 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 9 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 2 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

1  Thank DT25
Reviewed 1 January 2016

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 13 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

7  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
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...More

4  Thank Leah T
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Is this trail (or parts of it) accessible for jogging stroller?
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!
What is the best way to get there from the cruise ship pier? We will be there next week and don't want to visit with a huge group. Can you take a cab? Will a cab wait for you or come back to get you after you hike? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
4 June 2015|
Response from Jane C |
I'm interested too.. I see this post was from 2015. Do you have any insight? ;)