Sitka Tongass National Forest Guided Hike | Same Day

Excursion Overview

Traverse the nation's largest National Forest

Take part in a two-hour adventure through Southeast Alaska's Tongass National Rainforest. Your expert guide awaits your arrival to Sitka, ready to share and explore the rainforest with a small group. Learn about the way the mountains, forests, and ocean have been traditionally used for sustenance, foraging, and hunting by the Tlingit people.

After a brief safety overview, lace up those walking shoes and begin your trek. Your local guide will point out the Russian Bishop's house, Crescent Harbor, and the Tlingit Totem Pole before bringing you to the forest. Spend 90 minutes exploring the rainforest.

Depending on the group's experience and trail conditions, there is an option to follow a boardwalk into the muskeg (swamplands), or a more rigorous route that climbs up into the mountains. For those joining this excursion, all guests should have the ability to walk on medium-grade hills, gravel paths, and wooden boardwalks for up to 2 hours.

Things You Need to Know


  • Snacks and bottled water
  • Umbrellas (if necessary)
  • Sunscreen, safety equipment and instruction
  • Rain pants and trekking poles (at special request)


  • Guests should have the ability to traverse medium-grade hills, gravel paths, and wooden boardwalks for up to 2 hours.
  • Minimum age of 7 years old to participate

Duration: 2 hours (Roundtrip from Harrigan Centennial Hall.)

  • 5 minutes - Russian Bishop's House
  • 5 minutes - Crescent Harbor
  • 5 minutes - Tlingit Totem Pole
  • 90 minutes - Tongass National Forest hike
  • 5 minutes - Swan Lake
  • 10 minutes - Downtown Sitka

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets in front of the Harrigan Centennial Hall. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is not wheelchair or limited mobility accessible.

Refund Policy:

  • Same Day Tours are non-refundable unless the tour is canceled by the tour operator for any reason.
  • Please see our Refund Policy Page for complete details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Sitka is a rainforest. The recommendation is to wear waterproof clothing and good walking shoes. Umbrellas are available to use during the tour, though we recommend you bring rain protection for the rest of your time in town.

The hike involves traversing medium-grade hills, gravel paths, and wooden boardwalks for extended lengths of time. The excursion is not recommended for guests with wheelchairs, scooters, or walkers.

Backpacks, small bags, and purses are allowed on this tour.

This tour is not recommended for guests younger than 7 years old.

Private excursions can be arranged for tours in Spanish or Chinese with advanced notice. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Daily tours have up to 10 participants. For private groups, please email [email protected] for more information.


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Duration: 2 hours

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Duration: 2 hours

Adult (15+): $119.00

Child (7-14): $90.00