Chilkat Coastal Hike

Chilkat Coastal Hike
Excursion Highlights:
  • Experience the breathtaking Chilkat Coastal Hike, traversing through the scenic temperate rainforest and rolling terrain of Chilkat Lake State Park.
  • Led by professional and knowledgeable guides, unravel the secrets of Haines' history, local geography, and abundant flora and fauna on your hiking journey.
  • Marvel at the magnificent glacier views across the fjord, from the serene Moose Meadows or the stunning Chilkat Inlet coastline.
  • Book now to secure your spot on this captivating, sell-out hike, complete with a return-to-ship guarantee and satisfaction assurance.
Price: $199.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 5 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided A picnic style sandwich lunch on the trail is included, and water will be provided throughout the trip. Dietary restrictions including gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, and food allergies may be accommodated with a minimum of 48 hours advanced notice. Please include your request when placing your booking.
Recommended Dress We recommend dressing in layers for changing weather conditions, sturdy and light hiking shoes, and a rain jacket.
Restrictions Guests must be able to get in and out of the tour vehicle. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. The minimum age to participate is 8 years old. Guests should be in good physical condition to hike. The total distance covered is approximately 3 to 5 miles, depending on the group. The elevation gain is approximately 100 feet in total.

Chilkat Coastal Hike

Hike over the rolling terrain and through the temperate rainforest of Chilkat Lake State Park in Haines. Enjoy magnificent glacier views from across the fjord as you hike to Moose Meadows.

At the start of your tour you will be greeted by your professional and knowledgeable hiking guide, who will introduce you to a remote coastal hike along the Chilkat Inlet. Complete your waiver form and ask any questions or concerns you may have.

Drive for approximately 30-minutes along the Haines Peninsula to Chilkat State Park. Along the way, your guide will tell you about the history and geography of Haines. Enjoy this beautiful drive as it includes many scenic photo opportunities along the way.

Once at the trailhead, the hike begins over rolling terrain through temperate rainforest. Your naturalist guide will talk about the flora and fauna of the region. The trail is slightly rolling as you make your way towards Moose Meadows, aptly named for the occasional moose seen grazing along the seaside.

As you step out onto the beach, you are treated with magnificent glacier views across the fjord. The trail is out and back, so depending on the pace of the group, you may continue south along the coast of the peninsula.

Stop along the way for a picnic lunch with a fantastic view to gaze upon as you relax. After lunch, return through Moose Meadows and make your way back to the pier in Haines.