• USE : Walk
• DESCRIPTION : Oceanfront park with 3 picnic shelters and easy beach access. 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 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
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.
Three picnic shelters are located throughout the park. Picnic shelters can be reserved through Reserve America.
This is a beautiful area to enjoy both mature Sitka spruce-western hemlock forests and scenic beaches.
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, with views (and low tide access) of Magic Island, then winds back into the forest and returns to the footbridge.