Petersburg-Lake-Trail

Petersburg Lake Trail

This trail follows Petersburg Creek from the Kupreanof state dock to the recreation cabin at Petersburg Lake. The lake, cabin, and much of the trail are in the Petersburg Creek – Duncan Salt Chuck Wilderness.Length (one way): 10.5 miles from Kupreanof State Dock to Petersburg Lake or 6.5 miles from high tide trailhead to lake.
Rating: More Difficult
USGS Maps: Petersburg D-4 and D-3

Petersburg-Lake-Trail

Mount-Verstovia-Trail

Mount Verstovia Trail

Mount-Verstovia-Trail

Length (one way): 2.5 miles
One Way Trip Time: 3 hours
Trail Begins: 2 miles east of Sitka on Sawmill Creek Road.
Trail Ends: Summit of Mt. Verstovia. (See below for names. )
Trail Rating: Difficult. Steep trail with many switchbacks. Tread in poor condition. Wet and muddy. Difficult to find trailhead due to brush. Cleared, brushed, 1981. Bears may be present.
Recommended Season: Spring-Summer-Fall
USGS Maps: Sitka A-4

Harbor-Mountain-Ridge-Trail

Harbor Mountain Ridge Trail

Harbor-Mountain-Ridge-Trail

Length (one way): 2 miles
One Way Trip Time: 2 hours
Trail Begins: End of Harbor Mountain Road.
Trail Ends: Where the trail joins Gavan Hill Trail, at a peak with elevation of 2505 ft. (see map)
Trail Rating: Moderate. Some sections are muddy and steep. Bears may be present.
Recommended Season: Spring-Summer-Fall
USGS Maps: Sitka A-4, A-5
Elevation Gain: 500 ft.

Gavan-Hill-Trail

Gavan Hill Trail

Gavan-Hill-Trail

Length (one way): 3 miles
One Way Trip Time: 3 to 4 hours
Trail Begins: Baranof Street, in north Sitka.
Trail Ends: Gavan Hill Summit, elevation 2505 feet.
Trail Rating: Moderate. Rebuilt in 1993. Steep uphill climb. Bears may be present.
Recommended Season: Spring-Summer-Fall
USGS Maps: Sitka A-4
Elevation Gain: 2,500 feet
Access: The trail begins within walking distance of downtown Sitka. The marked trailhead is just past the house at 500 Baranof Street.