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Harbor Mountain Trail

Harbor Mountain Road, Sitka, AK 99835
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Breathtaking views

Drive up the road as far as you can then hike on the trails to see amazing views. Hike is easy for... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
Fort Worth, Texas
Hike or drive to the top

We had a beautiful sunny day in Sitka and our tour guide, Debi from Specialized tours, decided we... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2017
Des Moines, Iowa
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Harbor Mountain Road, Sitka, AK 99835
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

Drive up the road as far as you can then hike on the trails to see amazing views. Hike is easy for all skill levels and ages.

Thank amypetrie
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We had a beautiful sunny day in Sitka and our tour guide, Debi from Specialized tours, decided we should drive up this mountain to take in the beautiful views. It was a gravel road that took about 30 minutes to drive up, but was well...More

Thank Guitarjess
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This is a doable hike right out of Sitka, even if your cruise ship is only in port for the day. The trailhead is at the end of Baranof street right in town. Walk from the harbor, stop at the grocery store for snack food,...More

5  Thank Bardahlsign
Reviewed 20 April 2017

At the bottom of the Harbour Mountain trail, to the SE (left when descending) is a ~4.5 mile gravel trail, running along the ridge above the harbour. The views are spectacular in spots, although the whole trail is quite shaded by trees. One can watch...More

1  Thank Peter A
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Love, love, love this trail. You get a bird's eye view of the area without leaving the ground. Trail is medium difficulty. Take water and snacks. Hang out at the hikers hut and enjoy the view. Road up to the trail is open from May...More

1  Thank sitkabob
Reviewed 19 January 2017

At the top of the hill near the parking lot are fields of wild blueberries. Take the trail across the ridge of the mountain for breathtaking views on a sunny day or a hike in the clouds during fog. There is a shelter on top...More

Thank DianaPrinceww
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Prior to going on this hike I read that this hike wasn't too bad but after hiking it I thought it was pretty strenuous but I'm pretty out of shape so that's probably the reason. Pretty nice hike in terms of layout. There were wooden...More

Thank brittanynguyen
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The views are so worth the hike, especially if it is a clear day! Make sure this hike is part of your trip.

Thank JanetN5858
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We read about this trail in a local guidebook and decided to try it out. It's about six miles up a switchback-happy road that very rapidly ascends 2,000 feet up Harbor Mountain. As you near the halfway point, views begin to appear at some of...More

1  Thank Randy B
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This moderate hike up to the top of Harbor Mountain was certainly worth the time and work it takes to get to the top. I am in fairly good shape and found it quite easy to reach the top. I would recommend good shoes or...More

Thank sioux_pilot
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Jane C
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Response from Brandon S | Reviewed this property |
Sitka has a lot of taxi services, my wife and i personally took one to the top of the mountain and hiked down. Was not an easy hike, and the cab driver did not know where the trailhead was. So it was up to us to make the... More