Wilderness Hike and Brew

Wilderness Hike and Brew
Price: $119.00
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Active, Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Difficult
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 2 to 5 minute walk from the cruise ship pier.
Food/Beverage Provided Includes 1 local draft beer or cup of coffee and snack of smoked salmon dip with crackers. 1 bottle of water for hiking portion.
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing layers and wearing comfortable walking, hiking shoes. Tour operates in all weather conditions.
Restrictions Guests should be in good physical condition as you must be able to walk over and navigate stairs and uneven terrain. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Wilderness Hike and Brew

Get outside, you're in Alaska! During this 2.5 hour nature discovery tour you and your small group will be led into the stunning Alaskan wilderness along a lush, 3 mile rainforest trail that follows the scenic shore of a beautiful lake above Ketchikan. Enter a world with hushed sounds, cool, clean and crisp air and where the earthy smells of the forest will transport you to a different world.

The adventure begins as you make a comfortable drive through the historic downtown of Ketchikan to the trailhead while your local, friendly and knowledgeable guide shares fascinating facts and stories about the history, culture, and people of Ketchikan. Once at the trailhead your guide will take you up a steep access road to the quiet, moss-blanketed trail, explaining the area flora and fauna along the way as you admire the giant cedar, hemlock, and spruce trees towering overhead, acting as giant sentinels. In the spring, the snowmelt creates a beautiful, cascading waterfall to the lake. Bears are frequently spotted in the lake area.

Following the hike, you will make your way back into town to reward yourself with a delicious and refreshing local brew (draft beer or coffee) at the oldest bar still operating in Ketchikan. This classic bar is full of character with a great outdoor covered area over the water where you can chill out with your newfound trail friends. Your tour will then end at the Arctic Bar, which is an easy, short walk from your cruise ship.

This moderate tour is perfect for nature lovers and those who want to walk on the wild side of Southeast Alaska! Book your spot today.

Please Note: Guests must be able to walk 3 miles along uneven ground that includes several stairs plus uphill and downhill portions. Bottled water provided. Your group is limited to a maximum of only 8 guests or less, providing you with a quality personal experience.

5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  4 ReviewsReview This Tour
Great hike
August 05, 2022
What a nice hike through the woods to a beautiful waterfall. The first 200 years was a tough go up the hill, But afterwards was wonderful. Nice to get out into the woods.
Reviewer: Lori
5 Stars
Great hike!
July 16, 2022
We really enjoyed the beautiful hike in the lush rainforest of Carlanna Lake Angler Access Trail. It was a beautiful and well maintained trail. The first half mile was uphill, then rolling hills after that. Sarah, our guide was very helpful explaining facts about the forest and area. Chris was our driver and was very knowledgeable about the area and was generous in sharing his expertise. Since our ship was leaving earlier than expected, he offered to drive us back to the port... saving us a taxi ride. We really appreciated him going out of his way to assist us. And the beer was great. A fantastic tour!
Reviewer: Pamela Groebner
5 Stars
Hike and Brew
July 12, 2022
My daughter and I went on this hike and our tour guide was fantastic! She was born and raised there, but getting her masters in college now. (Home for the summer.) So informative. I am in my 60's and in fairly decent shape, but this was a bit difficult for me. I'm from Florida and not used to the hills. I did make it up and back though!
Reviewer: Candace (Candy) Gesemyer
5 Stars
Hike and Brew
June 23, 2022
Guide very informative, beautiful rainforest, we loved the scenery. Thumbs up!
Reviewer: Brent
5 Stars