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Tongass National Forest
#1 of 13 Nature & Parks in Ketchikan
Cruisers to Alaska have numerous opportunities to experience this amazing wilderness park as ships stop in many ports located within park boundaries (Juneau, Hoonah, Wrangell, Sitka...).
The air was crisp and we were continually amazed by the splendors of nature as we effortlessly glided past the scenery on our cruise ship!
20 Ways to experience it
Misty Fjords National Monument
#2 of 13 Nature & Parks in Ketchikan
This trip rewarded us with an unforgettable experience, certainly one of the highlights of our trip to Alaska (which included Denali National Park).
Nature and colors are amazing, the views spectacular, especially if you have a sunny day.
6 Ways to experience it
Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary
#3 of 13 Nature & Parks in Ketchikan
We visited the forest as part of a guided tour from our cruise, and in addition to a very interesting nature walk led by our guide, Megan, when we reached the estuary full of salmon, we were rewarded with a sighti...
The guides kept us engaged, pointing out the nature around us including eagle's nests, bear habitats and salmon streams, especially while walking across the suspension bridges.
4 Ways to experience it
Totem Bight State Historical Park
#4 of 13 Nature & Parks in Ketchikan
Excellent guide and very informative the tour went thru the city and park and the tour guide gave detailed history and wonderful antidotes We highly recommend the experience
... excursions, but I have to tell you, if you want a fun and interesting tour with the most AMAZING tour guide you'll ever find, I have to recommend you take the Totem Bight State Historical Park Tour with Sariah.
6 Ways to experience it
Deer Mountain Trail
#5 of 13 Nature & Parks in Ketchikan
Alaska is all about nature and being close to the most spectacular views in the world so make sure you take some time to do so.
We absolutely loved being out in nature as opposed to the crowded coach bus tours.
Potlatch Totem Park
#6 of 13 Nature & Parks in Ketchikan
Our tour guide (Captain Jeff of Lighthouse, Totems, and Eagles Excursions), spent time pointing out the history of the park and maneuvered his craft in order to get great pictures of the community house and the to...
Highly recommend visiting totem park, learned about the history and took in great views 360 degrees, great photo opps.
4 Ways to experience it
Saxman Native Village
#7 of 13 Nature & Parks in Ketchikan
Beautiful nature surrounds, and you meet people from all over Ketchikan.
The clan house itself was imposing and beautiful, and there were many lovely totem poles and other carvings in the park outside.
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Ketchikan Rainbird Trail
#8 of 13 Nature & Parks in Ketchikan
Several parts were kinda difficult to negotiate the steep terrain--this is no stroll in the park! Glad I was wearing my hiking boots, too.
Rotary Beach
#9 of 13 Nature & Parks in Ketchikan
Revillagigedo Island, Orchard Lake
#10 of 13 Nature & Parks in Ketchikan
Driving south from the downtown, one can drive 13 miles until the end of the road where you can view secluded coves and other nature place.
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City Park of Ketchikan
#11 of 13 Nature & Parks in Ketchikan
Leisure and short hiking from Creek street, along the river, all the way up to the city park.
Nice park with easy walk from cruise ship terminal
Knudson Cove Marina
#12 of 13 Nature & Parks in Ketchikan
Carlana Lake Trail
#13 of 13 Nature & Parks in Ketchikan