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Address: 100 Grassy Bay Lane, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 3P6, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 250-624-5645
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Metlakatla Wilderness Trail is a breath-taking Pacific North Coast trekking...

Metlakatla Wilderness Trail is a breath-taking Pacific North Coast trekking experience. The 20 km round-trip consists of 5.5 km of an all-weather gravel surface including approximately 3 km of cedar boardwalk. The remaining 4.5 km of the trail are clearly marked and hikers walk on the natural mossy-surface of the forest floor following the contours of the coastal shoreline. The trail also offers three engineered suspension bridges and a forest canopy walkway to a tower viewpoint.

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TRAIL CLOSED

Please note - the trail is closed until further notice due to severe damage from a storm in April 2015. As of March 2016 they have not given any updates or indication if the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 March 2016
RalphandMelinda
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Trails wondered through a variety of wilderness scenery with a great variety of wildlife. Fairly easy hike but lots of up and down.

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Thank toluce
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Please note - the trail is closed until further notice due to severe damage from a storm in April 2015. As of March 2016 they have not given any updates or indication if the trail will be reopened for this summer.

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5 Thank RalphandMelinda
Prince Rupert, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

This is a fantastic hike with lots of easy challenges for hikers. Beautiful scenery with beaches for the kids to play on. Hikers can make it as long or short as they want. There is a cost to take the hike as well as a cost for the ferry. But well worth the price.

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Thank Judy W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

We were hiking there around june 2014. A wonderful trail that deserves the name "Wilderness Trail"! Highly recommendable!!!

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1 Thank Sandro-Bern
Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015

A beautiful, family friendly hike! Although the trail is still officially closed for the season, we arranged with the staff to head out over the Easter weekend in celebration of my Mom's birthday. We were a group of seven adults and five children ranging in age from 4 months to 9 years. The trail is impeccably maintained, the staff were... More 

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2 Thank hamburgbound
Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

Loved the lookout tower. Take a something bright red, humming birds will be swarming. If camping, keep an eye out for wildlife, saw eagles, wolf tracks and a minks. Be early for ferry return, return ferry was 1 hour early doesn't keep to the schedule.

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3 Thank bcroadtrip2014
Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

A hidden gem just 20min by boat from Prince Rupert. Strolling through the village on the way to the trail head, we stopped and chatted with an elder. We traded salmon for Dutch cheese, and tasted some drying seaweed. Neat board walks and suspension bridges get us quickly into the coastal 2nd growth forest and over lush wetlands. The trail... More 

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2 Thank Charles B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

It's a really well maintained and marked trail, you're walking besides pristine beaches, and you're supporting a local business. Just do it!

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3 Thank Gkateblack
Smithers, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

I'll start with few suggestions 1. Not a place to go alone or if you are not into wilderness 2. Not a kids or toddlers place 3. It's not a risk free place hence you will need to sign a waiver form 4. There is good chance if wildlife so watch out and be careful 5. Take food, water and... More 

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MetlakatlaWilderness, Public Relations Manager at Metlakatla Wilderness Trail, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us, and taking the time to provide some very thoughtful feedback. Our management team is currently taking the time to address some of your concerns regarding the trail - including having clearer signage at the top of the ferry dock. Your comments are highly valued, and we hope to see you again! Veronika Stewart, Metlakatla Wilderness... More 

Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

A 20 minute ferry trip from Prince Rupert and you are thrown into a population of 75 people living in Metlakatla. Following the road you get to the beginning of the trail. The first 5 km are a nice, easy walk where you are crossing a little suspension bridge and later on another one to get to the look out... More 

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