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Mount Ripinsky Trail

Activity:

Hiking, winter use

Summary:

This system of hiking trails passes through rainforest and into alpine ecosystem, providing spectacular views of the area.

Length, elevation, difficulty:

Entire traverse 9.8 miles, max. 4800 feet elevation gain, strenuous

3.2 miles from 7-Mile trailhead to Peak 3920, 3900 feet elevation gain, strenuous

3.8 miles from Skyline trailhead to Mt. Ripinsky, 3200 feet elevation gain, strenuous

Trip Highlights:

This system of hiking trails passes through rainforest and into alpine ecosystem, providing spectacular views of the area.

Trip Details:

The main trailhead is at the 500' contour of Mt. Ripinsky, 1.25 miles from downtown Haines. Go uphill on 2nd Ave. to Young Road, follow Young Road through Skyline Estates to parking area at the end. Trail starts on left just prior to old pipeline road at a gate. The 7-Mile Saddle trailhead provides access at a boardwalk 200 yards from 7 Mile Haines Highway, 3 miles from the airport.

Contact:

Outdoor Pursuits, (907) 766-2350 or Haines CVB, (907) 766-2234

70-Year old hiker [Paul Swift] takes in the view from 3000' on Mt. Ripinsky70-Year old hiker [Paul Swift] takes in the view from 3000' on Mt. Ripinsky in Haines