Archive for December, 2011

Kupereanof and Woewodski Island Trails

Kupereanof and Woewodski Island Trails

Kah Sheets Lake Trail Hooter and Castle River Trails

Harvey Lake Trail

Harvey Lake Trail

This trail is a pleasant day hike to or from Harvey Lake and the Forest Service cabin there.Length (one way): 0.5 mile Rating: Easiest USGS Map: Petersburg C-4

Portage Mountain Loop Trail

Most of this primitive trail lies within the Petersburg Creek – Duncan Salt Chuck Wilderness. The trail begins at Petersburg Lake and circles Portage Mountain to the Salt Chuck East Cabin.Length (one way): 10.2 miles Rating: More Difficult USGS Map: Petersburg D-4

Petersburg Mountain Trail

Petersburg Mountain Trail

This challenging trail leads to spectacular views from Narrows Peak at the summit of Petersburg Mountain.Length (one way): 3.5 miles Rating: Most Difficult USGS Map: Petersburg D-3

Petersburg Lake Trail

Petersburg Lake Trail

This trail follows Petersburg Creek from the Kupreanof state dock to the recreation cabin at Petersburg Lake. The lake, cabin, and much of the trail are in the Petersburg Creek – Duncan Salt Chuck Wilderness.Length (one way): 10.5 miles from Kupreanof State Dock to Petersburg Lake or 6.5 miles from high tide trailhead to lake. [...]

Kah Sheets Lake Trail

Kah Sheets Lake Trail

This boardwalk trail provides access to Kah Sheets Lake and the Kah Sheets Lake Cabin from Kah Sheets Bay.Length (one way): 2.5 miles Rating: Easiest USGS Map: Petersburg C-4

Hooter and Castle River Trails

Hooter and Castle River Trails

The Hooter Trail leads from the Castle Flats Cabin to the Castle River Cabin. The Castle River Trail continues upstream from the Castle River Cabin to the boat tie-up. The trail is an enjoyable day hike from either cabin.Combined Length (one way): 1.2 miles

Colp Lake Trail

Colp Lake Trail

This primitive trail follows Fivemile Creek to Colp Lake.Length (one way): 2.5 miles Rating: More Difficult USGS Maps: Petersburg D-3 and D-4

Hiking – Sitka Trails

Hiking – Sitka Trails

Beaver Lake Trail. . . Good vistas while walking through wetlands, muskegs and stunted forests. Fishing. Gavan Hill Trail. . . . . Good access to alpine country for exploring and camping.

Mount Verstovia Trail

Mount Verstovia Trail

Length (one way): 2.5 miles One Way Trip Time: 3 hours Trail Begins: 2 miles east of Sitka on Sawmill Creek Road. Trail Ends: Summit of Mt. Verstovia. (See below for names. ) Trail Rating: Difficult. Steep trail with many switchbacks. Tread in poor condition. Wet and muddy. Difficult to find trailhead due to brush. [...]

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