Enjoy a refreshing trek where a temperate rain forest, coastal meadows, and beaches meet.
Haines is a community just 15 miles south of Skagway. Within arm's reach is a coastal rain forest, glacial carved peaks, and a pristine marine environment. This is one of several companies that we found personable, knowledgeable, and anxious to introduce you to the assets of this area.
Your tour begins with a high-speed Fast Ferry ride along the steep-walled fjords connecting Skagway to Haines. Once in Haines, your round trip hike offers you tremendous views of the Chilkoot and Taiya Inlets with the Coastal Range as your backdrop. Your guide will choose hiking distance and pace based upon the group's fitness and ability levels.
Learn about the ecology of the temperate rain forest and the cultural uses of plants as you stroll beneath towering centuries-old trees. Tour highlights include a picnic lunch on a black pebble beach (well known for marine mammal viewing), traversing wildflower meadows, and exploring tidal pools. Water fowl, shorebirds, forest dwelling birds, and other species are commonly seen in this area.
Your hike concludes with an interpretive drive through Historic Fort Seward.
- Wear layered clothing with a waterproof shell, and good hiking shoes or boots with traction soles.
- The price of the tour includes round trip transfer by Fast Ferry, lunch (chicken Caesar wrap, whole grain chips, fresh fruit, a cookie, and bottled water or juice pack), and use of a belt pack and walking stick, if needed.
- There is a minimum of 4 people required for this tour.
- Participants must be at least 7 years old, in good health, and able to easily walk over uneven terrain. All hikers must be able to easily walk over uneven ground for 4 miles and be on their feet for 3 to 4 hours.
Days offered: 7 days a week