• Hiking Adventures

    Sitka has a wide variety of trails and mountians to explore.

    Totem Park

    1 mille: ADA accessible

    Totem Trail is a 1mile loop that features an array of totem poles and a bridge crossing over a major salmon river. It was home to the Tlingit people and the Totem Park trail entrance hosts a museum that tells of the Tlingit Culture.

    Cross Trail

    3.8 Miles: Easy to moderate, ADA Accessible

    It is a trail that skirts the outside of town. This trail has many access points in a diverse landscape.

    Herring Cove Trail

    3.6 Miles: Moderate

    This trail features a beautiful waterfall and loops around Beaver Lake. (no beavers!)

    Harbor Mountain/Gavin Hill Ridge: 3200 ft

    6 Miles, Challenging

    Starts at Gavin Hill trail entrance and ends at the top of Harbor Mountian, where there is a picnic area with stunning views of Sitka sound. This trail is challenging due to numerous stairs and switchbacks.

    Verstovia/Arrowhead: 3,000 ft

    5.4 Miles, Challenging

    Starts out with a lot of stairs and switchbacks. First two miles up to Picnic Rock are maintained, the last part of the trail opens up to alpine and is more of a challenge to ascend to the peak.

    Mt. Edgecumbe Volcano: 3,202 ft

    5.4 Miles, Challenging

    Starts out with a lot of stairs and switchbacks. First two miles up to Picnic Rock are maintained, the last part of the trail opens up to alpine and is more of a challenge to ascend to the peak. Not to worry, last time it erupted was 2202 BC, unless you count the time a local put tires in the crater and lit them on fire for an April Fool's prank in 1974.