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• USE : Beginning Multiuse, Remainder Hike Only • DESCRIPTION : Relaxing walk through northwest coast rainforest with views of the Sisters Mountain, wildlife and more. • DISTANCE : 4.5 miles one way – 2-3 hours one-way • TIME : 2-3 Hours (one way) • TRAILHEAD : Begins at parking lot . mile down Indian River Road on right. Ends at base of Indian River falls. • ELEVATION GAIN : 1000 feet • RECOMMENDED SEASON : Year Round • LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY : Easy. Climbs…

• USE : Bike and walk, cross country ski in winter. • DESCRIPTION : Wide and accessible new gravel trail connecting neighborhoods, parks, and schools. • DISTANCE : 1 mile to 5 miles (one way) • TIME : 1-2.5 Hours (one way) • TRAILHEADS : Begins at the Indian River Trailhead .5 miles down Indian River Road. Yaw separated path runs .33 miles until it connects to the main Cross Trail and it and ends at Kramer Avenue in Sitka. Many loops are possible to neighborhoods, ball fields, parks, and stores. See map below. • ELEVATION…

• USE : Hike • DESCRIPTION : Lower hill slope was logged by Russians in 1860. On a clear day, there are great views of surrounding area from the top. • LENGTH : 2.5 Miles (one way) • TIME : 3 Hours (one way) • TRAILHEAD : Begins 2 miles east of Sitka on Sawmill Creek Road. Ends on the ridge of Mount Verstovia* • ELEVATION GAIN : 2,550 feet to Verstovia*, 3,300 feet to Arrowhead* • RECOMMENDED SEASON : Spring through late fall • LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY :…

USE : Hike • DESCRIPTION : Begins near at the end of Baranof Street and the Cross Trail/Gavan Trail Trailhead, downtown. Follow the Cross Trail connector .8 mile to the Cross Trail, turn right and go .3 mile to the upper Gavan Trail. It is well marked with signs. The upper Gavan trail has multiple staircases, switchbacks, and log steps with a steep climb. Great views of surrounding area. Can continue to Harbor Mt, or check out the nice shelter cabin at the top. • DISTANCE : 6 Miles (loop) • Gavan Hill Trail – 2.1 miles from Baranof trailhead to ridge, 2400′ elevation gain •Gavan Ridge to Harbor…

USE : Walk • DESCRIPTION : Commemorates the site of the Battle of Sitka between the Tlingit Indians and the Russians in 1804. Traditional and historic totem poles line the trails throughout the park. • DISTANCE : 1.5 Miles (one way) • TIME : 1 Hour (one way) • TRAILHEADS : Begins and Ends at National Park Service Visitor Center • ELEVATION GAIN : 20 feet • RECOMMENDED SEASON : Year Round • LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY : Easy. Well maintained, dry, level trail. •…

USE : Hike • DESCRIPTION : Popular trail well suited to family outings. Views of nearby rugged mountains, wildlife and muskeg. • LENGTH : Multiple trail distances available. 1 3/4 miles • TIME : 1 hour one-way • TWO TRAILHEADS : One at the steel bridge at Sawmill Creek Campground off Blue Lake Road and the other is the Herring Cove Trailhead. Blue Lake Road is closed in the winter and maybe closed during project or road work. Call the City and Borough Electric Department for updates. - From Campground around Beaver Lake and back 1.7 miles. -…

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…

USE : Hike • DESCRIPTION : At the summit, excellent views of Sitka Sound, Baranof Island, Kruzof Island, Mt Edgecumbe and more peaks. Eagles and deer can be seen frequently along the trail when above tree line. • DISTANCE : 6 Miles (loop) •DISTANCE: 6 Miles (loop) - Gavan Hill Trail – 2.1 miles from Baranof trailhead to ridge, 2400′ elevation gain - Gavan Ridge to Harbor Mt shelter cabin- 1.5 miles, 600′ elevation gain - Harbor Mt Trail – 2.4 miles, 1000′ elevation gain – ups and downs to the shelter cabin • TIME : 4-6 Hours (loop) •…

USE : Hike and Bike • DESCRIPTION : Trail head 4 miles southeast of town, on left, off of Sawmill Creek Road just past Thimbleberry Creek. Second trailhead is off Blue Lake Road. If the gate is closed park across from the Industrial Park and hike . mile up the road to the trailhead. Nice views of Thimbleberry and Heart Lakes. Bears often frequent the area of the trail in particular when berries are ripe. • DISTANCE : 0.25 mile to Thimbleberry Lake, 1 mile to Heart Lake. (one way). 1.6 mile to Blue Lake Road TH. • TIME : 1 hour (one way) hiking, 30 min biking. Two hours to do…

USE : ATV, Some Bike and Hike, Cross Country skiing in winter but get there early before the ATV’s arrive. • DESCRIPTION : Small network of roads and trails built primarily for ATV use. All users use caution. Fast speeds and blind corners can present hazards. Major landslide occurred in 2015 which has impacted the trails. • DISTANCE : 1 to 2 mile loops • TIME : 1 Hours (one way) • TRAILHEAD : Begins at the end of the Nelson Logging Road in the gravel parking lot. • ELEVATION GAIN : 300 feet •…

USE : Walk. Estuary Life is an ADA accessible trail. • DESCRIPTION : Upper Starrigavan Valley views. Interpretive signs and displays along Estuary Life boardwalk describe the estuary ecosystem. • DISTANCE : 1 Mile (one way) • TIME : 1.5 Hours (one way) • TRAILHEAD : Begins near the Old Sitka Boat Launch and Ends at Parking area near end of Halibut Point Road, at Starrigavan Campground. The separated multiuse path, along the ocean and through Old Sitka park and the boat launch can be used to walk back to the Boat Launch parking lot. •…

USE : Hike • DESCRIPTION : Rough trail through downed timber from the Medvejie hatchery to the lake. The trailhead is unmarked but is at the end of the access road through the employee houses. Hatchery staff doesn’t mind pointing out the trail to hikers when they aren’t busy. • LENGTH : 3/4 mile one way • LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY : Moderate • LAND MANAGEMENT AGENCY : City and Borough of Sitka. The CBS Electric Department is responsible for the Green Lake Road. Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association manages the hatchery.
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• USE : Summer hiking with some winter use. • DESCRIPTION : The North Loop from Starrigavan Campground follows the beach & forest fringe to Mosquito Cove and loops back through forested hillside. • DISTANCE : 1.5 mile loop • TIME : 45 minutes – 1 hour • TRAILHEAD : Seven miles north of Sitka on Halibut Point Road and a 3/4 mile walk north of the ferry terminal. • ELEVATION GAIN : 100 feet elevation gain • RECOMMENDED SEASON : All Year Long • DIFFICULTY :…

USE : Hike • DESCRIPTION : Accessible only by boat. Strenuous hike to the summit of the extinct volcano with several steep climbs. Elevation gain is 3,200 feet from the trail head to the top. Spectacular views from the top and impressive crater of the volcano. • DISTANCE : 6.7 Miles (one way) • TIME : 4-6 Hours (one way) • TRAILHEAD : New trail begins 50 yards from Fred’s Creek cabin and Ends at summit crater of Mt. Edgecumbe • ELEVATION GAIN : 3,200 feet • RECOMMENDED SEASON: Mid spring…

USE : Hike • DESCRIPTION : Remote trail on northern Kruzof Island. Boat or floatplane access. Spectacular old-growth forest, muskeg, and 2-mile long sandy beach on the open ocean. Stairs up & down hill between anchorage in Kalinin Bay and beach. • DISTANCE : 2.5 Miles (one way) • TIME : 1.0 – 2.0 Hours (one way) • TRAILHEAD : Begins in Kalinin Bay on the North side of Kruzof Island and ends at Sea Lion Cove on the outer coast • ELEVATION GAIN : 500 feet • RECOMMENDED SEASON : Summer…

USE : Hike • DESCRIPTION : In Peril Strait – Hanus Bay. Nice scenic trail to the lake through old-growth along a pretty river. The cabin is on the opposite side of the lake and not reachable without a boat. Trail upgrades for accessibility and cabin replacement planned for 2011 and 2013. • DISTANCE : 1 3/4 mile to lake one-way The Lake Eva trail is 2.9 miles long. It begins at Hanus Bay and ends at the south end of Lake Eva. The trail is open for the following uses: Hiking • TIME : 1 Hour • ELEVATION GAIN/LOSS : 106/-50 • LEVEL OF…

• USE : Hike • DESCRIPTION : Trail is reached by boat at the head of Silver Bay with hike up Salmon-Redoubt Lake Trail. There is a mooring buoy/ anchorage at the trailhead. • DISTANCE : 2 miles one way • TIME : 1 -2 hours • TRAILHEAD : Trail head is on the left-hand side of the bay before entering the estuary narrows. • ELEVATION GAIN : Minimal. • RECOMMENDED SEASON : Spring - Fall • LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY : Moderate • TRAIL MANAGEMENT…

USE : ATV, Bike and Hike • DESCRIPTION : Miles and miles of old logging road used for ATV, biking and hiking trails and beaches to explore crisscrossing this volcanic island. • DISTANCE : Varies • TIME : 4 - 6 miles • TRAILHEAD : Mud Bay at Kruzof Island. • ELEVATION GAIN : 300 feet • RECOMMENDED SEASON : Year-Round • LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY : Easy to Difficult • TRAIL MANAGEMENT AGENCY : US Forest Service
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• USE : Hike DESCRIPTION : The causeway connects Japonski, Sasedni, Kirushkin, and Makhnait Islands. There are many beaches scattered along the route and beach-combing for shells is good here, but the probability of finding glass fishing floats is slim. There are underground bunkers that remain from WWII and they can be explored but use caution because they are very old. If you do plan on exploring these bunkers, use a good flashlight because within them, there are some sudden drop-offs. DISTANCE : 1.5 miles one way TIME : 2 – 3 hours to walk length of trail and…