Haines Sports & Outdoors

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    Haines is for Hikers

    by Colewade Updated Apr 4, 2011
    An Essential Haines Brochure

    There are several spectacular hiking trails in the Haines area.

    The easiest trail is the Battery Point Trail which starts down the waterfront road past Port Chilkoot dock in Ft. Seward. Though it is classified as easy, it is difficult enough for a good workout. It winds up and down over the low ridges in a dense coastal forest and ends at a rocky promontory on the Lynn Canal with stunning water and mountain views. It is about 1.7 miles in length. Beware of Devil's Club. Stay on the trail.

    For a challenge, there is the Mount Riley Trail. This trail has quite a bit of vertical rise to it, but the reward is a sensational view of the entire area. The shortest route and most difficult route is is out the Mud Bay Road on the way to Chilkat State Park. The easiest and longest is from the Battery Point Trail.

    On the other side of Haines, Mt. Rapinsky looms above everything. It is the longest and the most difficult. It provides high elevation views of the entire region and a serious elevation gain.

    Pick up "Haines is for Hikers" at the vistors center. It will give all the details you need to tackle any of these hikes and a few others. The visitors center will mail it to you. Jeff Butcher at the Hotel Hasingland let me borrow his copy when I forgot my own, and I thank him for that. It is clear an concise with all the information you need about area trails.

    Equipment: A layered outfit with long pants hard soled shoes or hiking boots. Rain gear. You may need the extra layers on the waterfront or at high elevations.

    Related to:
    • Mountain Climbing
    • Hiking and Walking

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    Hiking Haines, Alaska

    by ringleader Written Jul 1, 2004

    Explore the trails around Haines - you can birdwatch, see wildflowers, spledid mountain views, and sea life as well.

    "Haines is for Hikers" is a pamphlet available for hikers.

    Also, "Birds of the Chilkat Valley; a Checklist"

    Contact the Haines Visitor Center:

    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Eco-Tourism
    • Birdwatching

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