Immerse yourself in the wonders and awe-inspiring beauty
of the Tongass Rainforest on a wilderness hike!"
READY to see eagles, deer, salmon and black bears fishing for salmon in the rushing waters of Ward Creek? This Alaska hiking excursion will take you along a highly groomed trail that winds and climbs through the lush Tongass National Rainforest peeking over the stream. Occasional resting spots make it compelling to stop and listen to the rushing water while taking in the unique blooms and peaceful moments.
Take a deep breath and let the pure mountain air envelope you as you admire the giant cedar, hemlock and spruce trees towering overhead. Salmonberry, blueberry, and huckleberry bushes abound for a delicious understory.
After your hike, visit one of the oldest bars still operating in Ketchikan and indulge in a well-earned local brew draft beer or coffee. Underage hikers get a non-alcoholic drink at the bar. The Arctic Bar is just a short walk from the cruise ship pier. Children are welcome.
SET out on your journey to the outskirts of Ketchikan on the edge of Tongass Narrows to experience a slice of culture from the past. 14 beautifully colored totem poles on display were recovered and repaired as memorials to honor chiefs from long ago. Your adventure will take you on a short walk through the woods and majestic scenery to a place where these amazing cultural icons have stood watch for untold generations. These totem poles reflect of the high culture, legends, and ancient art of original Alaska people.
ADVENTURE is at the heart of our Compass Points Excursion. This high-end “Private Journey” comes with special credentials to visit every destination on the island and more…on private property!
Discover the most about Ketchikan, the salmon capital of the world, its rich and strong native heritage and so much more in a single outing.
For more information on our hikes and tours or to get help setting up a custom adventure package just for you, contact us.
Our tours and services run from April 27 through October 27 and are located on Tongass National Forest lands on established travel routes and pull-out areas.
We believe in the preservation of our lands and the “leave no trace” policy practiced by the USDA Forest Service.
We observe a “do not disturb” philosophy and do not feed animals or birds. We keep an appropriate distance from wildlife and follow safety guidelines at all times.
131 Front Street, Ketchikan, Alaska 99901, United States at the rain gauge at the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau
07:30 am – 05:00 pm