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Rainforest Trail

Activity:

Hiking

Summary:

This trail traverses a forest of moderate old growth spruce and hemlock forest to the northern point of Douglas Island where Fritz Cove and Auke Bay join Stephen's Passage. From the beach hikers can look across to Admiralty Island and the Chilkat Range; sea ducks over winter in this area and whales can sometimes be viewed from shore in the summer. One can return via the loop or walk about 100 yards farther westward, (to the left), along the beach and take the Outer Point loop trail back to North Douglas Highway (mp 12), walking back along the edge of the road to the Rainforest Trail trailhead.

Length:

1 mile loop

Elevation:

100 feet drop

Difficulty:

Narrow trail with good tread

Starting Point:

The trailhead is located at Mile 11.5 of the North Douglas Highway.