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Tongass Botanical Nature Walk


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1 hour 30 minutes
Available all year
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8 travellers
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Intriguing history and inspiring nature await on a walk through the largest temperate rainforest in the US.
  • Take a walk through Wrangell’s historical sites and learn about the town’s fascinating heritage.

  • Walk the Wrangell Nature Trail in the Tongass National Forest, the largest temperate rain forest in the US.

  • Learn about how Alaska’s different ecosystems intersect and how plants are used in various ways.

  • Take in the imposing totems in Kik-Setti Totem Park and learn about their cultural significance.

Alaska’s Wild Woods 

Following a walk through some of Wrangell’s historical sites, your Alaskan guide will lead you away from the heart of Wrangell and into the Tongass—the largest temperate rainforest in the world. Marvel at the forest’s unique ecosystems and discover the flora and fauna that have sustained its inhabitants for millennia. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere as you walk the Wrangell Nature Trail all the way to Kik-Setti Totem Park.

Practical information

  • Remarks/requirements: Outdoor restrooms are available at the beginning of the tour and at the start of the trail. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

  • Language: English 

  • Walking information: Involves moderate physical activity on relatively level surfaces and gentle terrain. There is approximately 3.25 miles of walking on pavement and a fine gravel path. 

  • Wheelchair accessible: No

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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