Mt. Riley Hike
This excursion takes you to the highest point on the Haines Peninsula on a tough but rewarding hike.
Relax and take in the scenery of Southeast Alaska on a narrated drive along the Haines Peninsula.
Feel the thrill of a challenging hike and enjoy your reward: views of the Lynn Canal and beyond.
Learn about the flora and fauna native to Haines from your knowledgeable naturalist guide.
Recharge your batteries with an included picnic lunch and some snacks and water along the way.
June 15–October 1
Level 4: Challenging - good mobility and fitness needed
Trekking poles are included in the tour. A picnic lunch is provided. Restrooms are available at the pier. Comfortable hiking shoes/boots are essential, and we recommend bringing a small backpack and wearing warm layers.
A hiker’s challenge
Enjoy a scenic drive through Fort Seward and along the Haines Peninsula to the Mt. Riley trailhead. The hike begins with rolling terrain through temperate rain forest before winding up the mountain. The goal is the summit, which promises a fantastic 360° view of the Lynn Canal and beyond. Along the way, your guide will talk about native flora and fauna, and you’ll stop for a picnic lunch.
Remarks/requirements: Trekking poles are included in the tour. A picnic lunch is provided. Restrooms are available at the pier. Comfortable hiking shoes/boots are essential, and we recommend bringing a small backpack and wearing warm layers.
Menu: A variety of sandwiches, chips, cookies, fruit, and hot and cold drinks
Walking information: Approximately 5–8 miles of walking, with about 1,500 feet of elevation gain throughout the hike