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Halibut Point State Recreation Site

By July 14, 2016 No Comments

USE : Walk

DESCRIPTION : Oceanfront park with 3 picnic shelter, easy access to beach and wildlife. Park was abandoned by Alaska State Parks when Ranger position defunded due to budget cuts in 2015. Volunteers currently maintain the park. No restroom facilities or trash cans. Pack in, pack out all refuse.

DISTANCE : 0.5 Mile (one way)

TIME : 30 Minutes (one way)

TRAILHEAD : Loop trail that begins at Granite Creek foot bridge near the center of the park.

ELEVATION GAIN : 30 feet

RECOMMENDED SEASON : Year round.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY : Easy.

TRAIL MANAGEMENT AGENCY : Alaska State Parks owns the land but the park is currently maintained by volunteers.


 

ACCESS

The trail begins at the footbridge that crosses the Granite Creek within the Halibut Point State Recreation Site. This park is located approximately 4.5 miles north of Sitka on Halibut Point Road. Park at the second parking area and walk down the service road to the footbridge.

SPECIAL FEATURES

Three picnic shelters are located throughout the park. This is a beautiful area to enjoy both mature Sitka spruce – western hemlock forests and scenic beaches.

DESCRIPTION

This is a loop trail with spur trails to the beach and a picnic shelter. After crossing the bridge, the trail goes either left or right. To the right are the spur trails to the beach. The main trail winds around through mature forests until coming out on the beach. The trail then follows the beach for a stretch, then winds back into the forest and returns to the footbridge.

OTHER SOURCES:

http://www.sitkatrails.org/trail-log/category/halibut-point-rec/