Hiking The Tongass National Rainforest

Ketchikan Hiking Day Tour through Tongass National Rainforest
Price: $99.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeSmall
Shore Excursion TypeActive, Scenic, Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration3 hours
Activity LevelModerate
Shore Excursion Leaves FromCruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage ProvidedBottled Water
Recommended DressFor all tours in Alaska, we recommend dressing in layers with the top layer being waterproof. Sensible walking shoes that may get wet are also suggested.
RestrictionsGuests must be able to walk / stand for at least two hours on this 3 mile journey. Minimum age to participate is 5 years old.
Tour Details

Tongass National Rainforest Guided Hiking Tour

Take a trip through Tongass National Forest, one of Ketchikan's most notable attractions. During this Ketchikan cruise port tour, you'll hike on the USDA Forest Service trail and be surrounded by beautiful Alaskan wilderness. Whether you're traveling alone, with family or with friends, this is an enjoyable experience for all.

This fun trek covers about 4 miles of the forest. It's an easy walk that travelers of all ages can take part in. The tour is limited to no more than 12 people to ensure a personalized, high-quality experience. Your guide will take you across meadows, through groves and past waterfalls in search of the forest's wildlife & critters including bears, deer and salmon it's a photographer's dream. If you've never been to Tongass National Forest, you're in for a treat. The nation's largest national forest is full of sights that will leave you with many lasting memories.

The Tongass rainforest hiking expedition includes expert guide as well as private transport between the downtown dock and the forest. Comfortable clothing and shoes are strongly recommended. Reserve your spot now and make your time in the Ketchikan unforgettable.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Active, Scenic, Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration
3 hours
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Bottled Water
Dress
For all tours in Alaska, we recommend dressing in layers with the top layer being waterproof. Sensible walking shoes that may get wet are also suggested.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to walk / stand for at least two hours on this 3 mile journey. Minimum age to participate is 5 years old.
4.5 Stars4.7 / 5  |  33 ReviewsReview This Tour
Our Favorite Memory of Alaska
October 02, 2019
This hike was the best excursion we had in Alaska and made our whole trip. Our guide Carol was wonderful and full of knowledge of the wildlife and environment. We saw multiple bears catching salmon and a doe grabbing some fresh greens just off the trail.
Reviewer: Aaron
5 Stars
Beautiful "walk" but a lot of exercise.
August 26, 2019
Incredible scenery but a pace that was very brisk with a lot of elevation changes. We are seniors with part replacements so it was a bit difficult to keep up but we managed. Glad we did it - once. Guide was great.
Reviewer: Sandy Salkow
4 Stars
Nice Hike
August 09, 2019
As someone who was new to hiking, this was a good excursion to take. It was called 'Meet the Trees", so it seemed more about learning about the local flora, than fauna. The guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. We never took a snack break and it was not needed. There was lots to see and experience. I would go back when there was a better chance to spot some animals.
Reviewer: Demita Kinard
4 Stars
Something different
August 05, 2019
Our family of 4(2 teenage boys) enjoyed this simple, relaxing hike. It's a short bus ride to the trail head and was a nice small group(@ 9 total). We saw some cool things, huge slugs, learned about salmonberries, all from a native of Ketchikan, born and raised. Most other excursions were lead by people from other states. Was hoping to see some bears but no luck, but we did see where they had been. Something different to change up other activities we did in Alaska.
Reviewer: Amber Miles
4 Stars
Beautiful and serene
July 26, 2019
Our guide was knowledgeable and very informative. Was disappointed at the lack of wildlife but that's hit or miss. The trails were good and the forest did not disappoint in its beauty. I have many wonderful photos to remember this excursion by. I especially appreciated the drive through town on the way to the hike and the history lessons.
Reviewer: Martha Jenkins
5 Stars
Easy hike - great guide
July 26, 2019
This hike was extremely easy. The area was beautiful. The hike was very knowledgeable and loved to share facts about the area. Vegetation and animals. He was great.
Reviewer: Bruce Lundquist
5 Stars