Haines Mount Riley Hike
Available all year
Mt Riley, highest point on Haines’s Peninsula.
Guided tour of the history of Haines.
Fantastic photo opportunities.
360-degree view of the Lynn Fjord.
Mt. Riley is the highest point on the Haines Peninsula. It is a strenuous day hike through mostly temperate rain forest. It has a gorgeous summit and several viewpoints throughout the hike.
Your adventure begins at the pier where you will meet your professional hiking guide. After a narrated drive through the historic Fort Seward, we’ll continue for about 15 minutes along the Haines Peninsula to the trailhead for Mt. Riley. Along the way, your guide will tell you about the history and geography of Haines. It is a beautiful drive with many scenic photo opportunities.
Once at the trailhead, the hike begins over rolling terrain through temperate rainforest. After about ¼ mile, we start to gain elevation as we make our way up switchbacks through the forest. Throughout the hike, your knowledgeable naturalist guide will talk about the flora and fauna of the region. Depending on the exact route the total hiking distance is between 5-8 miles and the elevation gain is approximately 1,500ft to the summit, which is at 1,760ft.
Throughout the hike we’ll enjoy some snacks and water on our way to the summit, which boasts a fantastic 360-degree view of the Lynn Fjord and beyond. We’ll stop along the way for a picnic lunch, after which, we will descend towards the traihead and head back to the dock.
Included: A variety of sandwiches, chips, cookies, fruit, hot and cold drinks.
Remarks/requirements: Guests should wear layered clothes to dress for a variety of weather, including wind, rain and sun. Sturdy/comfortable hiking shoes or boots are essential. We recommend a small backpack for toting water, camera, and extra layers for the day.
Walking information: Approximately 5 to 8 miles total, with approximately 1,500' of elevation gain thoughout the hike.
Wheelchair accessible: No.