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Ketchikan Magical Old-Growth Creek Trek 3.5 Hours

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Come join us on a lovely 3.2-mile (5.15 km) roundtrip hike through an Alaska State Park into the Tongass National Forest. Enjoy a small group of 1 to 6 people! First relax on the forty-minute scenic drive to the end of the road. Then hike an improved gravel trail alongside a river with glimpses of waterfalls. Walk through a magical old-growth rainforest displaying impressive specimens of Sitka spruce and western red cedar fencing in the trail.


08:00 AM

Meeting Point

Berth 3 Shelter or Arranged Pick-Up

08:00 AM

Berth 3 Glass Shelter for Cruise-Ship Passengers or Arranged Pick-Up (Including Ward Cove Berths)

Transportation included by private vehicle. Meeting time is somewhat flexible upon request. There are often different starting times each day of the tourism season. I usually offer a morning tour and an afternoon tour each day.

08:10 AM

Drive to Trail Head

Drive the 17 miles (27 km) north to the end of the road to the trail head. Approximately 40 minutes.

08:50 AM

Hike 1.6 miles (2.6 km)

Hike along the river and old-growth cedars and spruces. First part of the trail is on Alaska State Park land. The second part of the trail is on Tongass National Forest land.

09:30 AM

Arrive at Stone Bench

Our destination is a riverside stone bench where we can relax and enjoy each other and the quiet river for 10-15 minutes.

09:40 AM

Return Hike

Hike 1.6 miles (2.6 km) back to where we started.

10:10 AM

Finish Hike with Waterfall and Ocean Views

Hike an additional 0.3 miles (0.5 km) roundtrip to a waterfall-viewing platform and if time, hike down to the ocean. Return to the vehicle.

10:30 AM

Drive Back to Downtown

Drive back to downtown, approximately 30-40 minutes.

11:20 AM

15-Minute Buffer/Flex Time

15 minutes is built into the end of the tour for any unforeseen activities--additional restroom stop or traffic on the way back. This is to insure a timely arrival back at the docks.

11:30 AM

Berth 3 Glass Shelter for Cruise-Ship Passengers or Arranged Drop-Off (Including Ward Cove Berths)

I will drop you off where I picked you up or at another requested place.

Ending Point

I will drop you off where I picked you up.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

Private transportation included. Bottle of water. Trekking poles. Backpacks.

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What‘s not included

Food not included.

Tour Important Information

- MUST BE VACCINATED FOR COVID-19

- MUST WEAR FACE MASKS IN THE VEHICLE DURING TRANSPORTATION

- MASKS ARE OPTIONAL HIKING ON THE TRAIL

- WILL BE ASKED TO SIGN A DIGITAL LIABILITY WAIVER DAY OF TOUR

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What to Bring

- Jacket, sweater or sweatshirt.

- Hiking boots or trail shoes that have some traction and support.

- Rain Jacket and rain pants

- If possible, a backpack (we suggest lining the inside of your backpack with a garbage bag)

- We will have backpacks and rain ponchos available if needed.

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What's Included

- Dock-side pick-up and drop-off from Berth 3 or as arranged if arriving via plane or ferry, transportation to and from the trailhead.

- Bottled water.

- Masks for vehicle transportation (if needed)

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*The trailhead is a forty-minute drive from Berth 3 and is a rural hike. No facilities are available at the trailhead or along the trail. If needed, public restrooms are available at the Settler’s Cove campground nearby the trailhead before or after the tour. However, if there is a #2 bathroom emergency, we have toilet paper and military waste kits--Wag Bags--one can use and cart out. This is a leave-no-trace excursion, including no littering or food left behind. This is also a tobacco-free, drug-free, and alcohol-free excursion.*


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My seasonal availability for tours is between the end of April and mid-October.

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