Tongass National Forest Scenic Lake Hike

Tongass National Forest Scenic Lake Hike
Price: $168.00
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 3 Hours
Activity Level ? Difficult
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Bottled Water Included
Recommended Dress For all tours in Alaska, we recommend wearing layers with the top layer being waterproof. Sturdy hiking boots are also recommended. It is important to dress according to the day's weather, and to keep in mind that it will get cooler as you gain elevation.
Restrictions This hike is considered strenuous, as it involves hiking up elevated, uneven terrain. All guests should be in relatively good shape and enjoy exercise. This hike gains 750 to 1200 feet, depending on the abilities of the group. This tour is not recommended for guests who are not usually active or have limited mobility, health issues or injuries.

This is a rural hike and there are no facilities at the trailhead, along the trail, or at the beach. This is a leave-no-trace, tobacco-free, drug-free, and alcohol-free excursion.

Tongass National Forest Scenic Lake Hike

Come join a stunning 4-mile round-trip hike in a small group of up to 8 people! Hike an improved gravel trail alongside a forested lake below a mountain, where there will be plenty of spots for picture taking. From there, the second mile's more natural tread is mixed with gravel, large rocks, and roots as you ascend through an old-growth rainforest displaying large Sitka spruce, western red cedar, and western hemlock.

At 1100 feet of elevation, we will arrive at our destination - the bottom of an avalanche chute. There are only two tours allowed on this cherished trail per day, making this a truly unique experience. You may also ask how to practice mindfulness and connect with your surroundings during the hike, allowing you to take these skills into other areas of your life.

Please Note: This is a rural hike and there are no facilities at the trailhead, along the trail, or at the beach. This is a leave-no-trace, tobacco-free, drug-free, and alcohol-free excursion.

5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  10 ReviewsReview This Tour
Tongas national forest scenic lake hike
July 24, 2023
Teague est un très bon guide, respecté par les résidents de Ketchikan parce qu’il respecte les règles et l’environnement. Il avait tout prévu pour la randonnée, incluant les bâtons de marche. Il nous a fait visiter une magnifique forêt et nous a donné des commentaires très intéressants à ce sujet tout le long de la randonnée. Il a bien su s’ajuster à notre rythme et nos capacités.
Reviewer: Danielle lamarche
5 Stars
Terrific hike
July 21, 2023
It’s a beautiful area. Terrific hike that was a lot of fun for two 65 year olds. Learned a lot and really enjoyed it. Highly recommended. 👍
Reviewer: Flo
5 Stars
Rare opportunity to enjoy the majesty!
June 09, 2023
This hike begins and ends at a beautiful mountain lake, where there are so many views for your camera! It’s a moderate climb for someone who is accustomed to hikes in hills and mountains. The guide is personable and knowledgeable in the old growth of the temperate rain forest, and intimately familiar with the trail. Highly recommended for those who enjoy time in the forest!!
Reviewer: Jim Robinson
5 Stars
Great Hike and Great Guide
June 06, 2023
This was our highlight of our Alaska cruise. No other hikes we had at other ports were as good as this one. And our guide was friendly and helpful. Beautiful hike. Highly recommend for those looking for a hike that's more than a walk in the woods.
Reviewer: Jamison Kemp
5 Stars
Carlanna Lake Trail
June 06, 2023
Great hike with beautiful views. Teague was super friendly and an excellent guide. I highly recommend taking this excursion.
Reviewer: Travis
5 Stars
Beautiful hike in the Tongass
June 05, 2023
Our very friendly guide made us secure and made us laugh, beautiful scenic hike, get good shoes and mosquitos spray in the summer , recommend it !
Reviewer: Marilyn poirier
5 Stars