Explore the Tongass National Forest
Visit the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest for lush greenery, vibrant wildlife and an abundance of hiking trails and campgrounds. The 700 miles of trails offer paths suitable for any activity level and include many ADA accessible boardwalks, like the Estuary Life Boardwalk Trail. Traveling along the Indian River Trail, visitors will pass by waterfalls, creeks and rivers filled with salmon. Along the leisurely five-mile path lined with 150-year-old spruce trees, look for wildlife like birds and Sitka black-tailed deer. To soak in the Sitka Sound, travel along Halibut Point Creek Road to the rocky shores of Sandy Beach, a day-use area that is easily accessible by car and overlooks Mount Edgecumbe. Choose from the many traditional campsites located within Tongass National Forest or book a stay at one of the fully accessible cabins overlooking the Starrigavin Creek. Schedule a guided hiking or fishing tour to explore the many trails, beaches and rivers.
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