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Ketchikan Rainbird Trail

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Ketchikan Rainbird Trail

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Appreciating Ketchikan’s history and natural heritage can be tricky if you’re exploring alone. Forget the hassle of finding your own way and get an insider’s perspective of this Alaskan port town on a small-group tour led by a local guide. Tick off top attractions such as the Salmon Ladder and a hand-dug hatchery, then immerse yourself in nature with included round-trip transfer ensuring stress-free access to wildlife-rich spots such as Rotary Beach and Herring Cove.
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Chaitanya wrote a review Nov 2019
Cambridge, Canada754 contributions222 helpful votes
The rainbird trail is a good hike and has one of its entrances just off the highway. Closer to the highway entrance - it has a decent spot with beautiful views of the lake, inlet and mountains. The viewpoint is closer to the highway entrance.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Prefertobeonvacation wrote a review Sep 2019
Ontario, Canada31 contributions11 helpful votes
We had read reviews on this trail and a presenter on our ship raved about this "easy" trail near town with great views. We were a little surprised given our good fitness level as to how challenging it was. We started at the University and walked to the halfway mark and decided to walk down the stairs instead of continuing. There were no scenic views as there were no breaks in the trees, and there were 2-3 spots where we were really close to the edge of the cliff; as well, some wet slippery spots. I would not recommend bringing small children along this section of the trail.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Kris D wrote a review Sep 2019
14 contributions1 helpful vote
The walk on the trail itself is nice an easy. We started by walking up Schoenbar road, which is pretty steep and was the hardest part of the walk. I suggest starting this way, as things only get easier this way. From the cruise terminal head up Schoenbar road until the gates at the top (you'll see the library on the left). Then it's about 1/3 mile to walk down the road on your left to the trailhead, which is very well marked. The trail was easy to follow, at the exit we walked down by the harbour and followed the road back to the tourist area by the ships. There is a board with some information at the end. In future work, I hope that they can label some of the plant / trees varieties, and provide some other education along the trail.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Mike M wrote a review Aug 2019
Doylestown, Pennsylvania2 contributions1 helpful vote
Rainbird Trail is a great way to break away for some peace and quiet, and some exercise - and to enjoy the solitude of the rainforest. We hiked from the north (the college) down to the south. It is a bit of climb to reach the trail head. Very quickly upon entering the forest you can really experience how peaceful it can be. Pay attention along the trail, as there are some spots where you can go astray. It took us about 30 mins to reach the trailhead from the port and then 45-60 mins for the hike. You've then got about a 20 min walk back into town. Fortunately it is now downhill. The other great thing about Rainbird is that it's free.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Tony V wrote a review Aug 2019
Peoria, Arizona33 contributions13 helpful votes
We had a few hours to spare in Ketchikan and wanted to get our feet wet experiencing a trail through the rain forest. This hike is a fairly easy tour through beautiful terrain and can be done fairly quickly. It provides great views near the end looking out over the harbor. We would recommend getting a ride to the top, near the library, and then working your way back towards town. This allowed us to walk mostly downhill and then walked back in to town when we finished the trail. It was one of our favorite hikes in terms of views, terrain, and length.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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