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Tongass National Forest: Tours & Tickets

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Tongass National Forest Tours and Tickets
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One of the largest forests in the world. A classic temperate rain forest so come prepared, it rains a lot! Stunningly beautiful.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank RobertFGCarter
Reviewed 23 August 2019

We had a Tongass Rainforest Hiking Expedition shore excursion through Royal Caribbean and a driver brought us to a guide that guided us on a couple of trails near Ward Lake. We were warned of what to do if we saw any bears, but never...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank milril44
Reviewed 19 August 2019 via mobile

Did rain bird trail hike while in port on an Alaskan cruise with by two teenage daughters. Would rate hike as moderate. Very beautiful views of port from peak. Took approximately 45 minutes. Took a taxi to the trail head as we had very limited...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Trish416
Reviewed 15 August 2019

Great experience. Saw a small black bear scurry up a tree. Saw schools of salmon. A beautiful waterfall and a glacier. Gorgeous place.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank lindaplourde
Reviewed 11 August 2019

This is the largest National forest in the US. Covers most of SE Alaska and well into the interior. Home of the Alaska wildlife and native Americans. Beautiful to behold

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Bear H
Reviewed 4 August 2019

We visited the Mendenhall Glacier National Park as part of the Tongass National Forest. It is great for everyone, especially families. The visitor center has exhibits and presentations for all ages. The walks are carefully groomed and the boardwalks are in good repair and give...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank amarilloannie
Reviewed 24 July 2019 via mobile

Nature at it’s best! Beautiful plant life...Green and lush. Tranquil and peaceful place to visit. We went from the ship and only had a limited amount of time to spend here but you could spend days in this National Forest Wilderness.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 922dlp
Reviewed 20 July 2019

We did the Rainforest Canoe and Nature Walk excursion (see other review), but we also visited the Tongass NF Visitor Center in downtown Ketchikan. Friendly staff and very interesting displays of the natural and human history of the area, including geological and biological (flora and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank JakenBake89
Reviewed 18 July 2019

Fabulous history lesson -- National Forest Service has done an admirable job in bringing early Alaska to life. Visitor Center is a must.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank PaulaJR22
Reviewed 18 July 2019

For those on a cruise this is a wonderful escape from th hustle and bustle of the crowded town of Ketchikan. Not to mention, a wonderful way to ge those daily steps in with a hike.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank theresaf910
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Edefelice
8 July 2019|
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Response from windingdown2015 | Reviewed this property |
I think we spent about 3 We were dropped off at the North end and walked back down to town from the South end when we finished the trail. All in the 3 hrs.
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Eva L
25 June 2019|
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Response from NJRoamer75 | Reviewed this property |
Ketchikan is an island, so you'd have to take that into account. I would find a hiking partner for your time there, even if they only went with you for the day hikes, not necessarily for 24/7 if you want some alone time.
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