The adventure begins even before you hit the trail. You’ll drive through historic downtown on your way to the trailhead as your professional guide shares information and stories about the history, culture and people of Ketchikan. Once you’ve arrived, your guide will lead you up a steep access road to a lush, 2-mile rainforest trail. As you begin your hike, listen closely as your guide gives you an overview of all the flora and fauna surrounding you. 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. Three platforms along the trail provide viewing opportunity. Make sure you keep an eye out for bears year-round as they are often spotted near. After your hike, visit one of the oldest bars still operating in Ketchikan and indulge in a well-earned local brew, either draft beer or coffee. This is the perfect place to chat with locals and nature-loving travelers alike. End the adventure at the Arctic Bar, a short walk from the cruise ship pier.
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