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Address: Ketchikan, AK

The nation's largest national forest.

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Entry at the Carlanna Lake Trail

The forest and lake combine for a still and peaceful experience at Carlanna Lake after a steep 15 minutes hiking on the old access road.

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Ketchikan, Alaska
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Ketchikan, Alaska
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The forest and lake combine for a still and peaceful experience at Carlanna Lake after a steep 15 minutes hiking on the old access road.

Thank Loren778899
Los Gatos, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On an Alaskan cruise in May 2017, we visited the Tongass National Forest numerous times in in the areas around Juneau, Sitka, and Ketchikan. It is the largest national forest in the United States at 17 million acres. There are also 19 designated wilderness areas within the Tongass National Forest, more than in any other national forest. The Tongass National... More 

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Ketchikan, Alaska
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Anywhere you go in the Tongass National Forest you will be amazed at the enchanting scenery. There are great hiikng trails that ALWAYS lead you to a magical place of nature... a lake... a waterfall.... a breathtaking view.... The people you meet on the trails are friendly.... Stop at Knudson Cove (you just may catch a whale feeding) and have... More 

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Ketchikan, Alaska
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

What can you say about a forest that is a thousand miles long. Wildlife, trees, 12 kinds of ferns, berries galore and mushrooms. A wonderful example of God's creation.

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Tampa, Florida
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

I felt honored and humbled to spend time in Tongass National Forest. We spent many days in AK exploring all different parts of the forest and each is truly breathtaking. We took our 9 year old to see it as it is- hopefully their generation will be able to keep it from being trashed for everyone else.

1 Thank Charlie Y
Dearborn, Michigan
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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Went through part of the forest in Juneau Alaska. Very interesting learning about the different stages of growth and formation.

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Abilene, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We took a tour through Tongass with a very knowledgable guide. The history behind the forest is absolutely fascinating, and the forest itself is breathtaking.

1 Thank dabsgram
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Spent 3 weeks cruising the South-east Alaska and also spent quite a bit of time bush whacking or walking through this public area. Going from island to island, variety exists at every turn. Impressive, vast, simple, peaceful are some of the many words to explain this unique area. Wildlife can be spotted - but not so easy when in amongst... More 

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New York
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

The last frontier is apparent and attainable here... you'll see everything from bald eagles to native flora and fauna. It's a do no miss.

1 Thank GinaSamarotto
Cary, North Carolina
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

We hiked through the Tongass National Forest on well-maintained paths. Our guide pointed out different trees, lichens, mushrooms, and the bog. She said that animals avoided the bog because the surface could not hold their weight. Our grandsons were especially enthralled with the large banana slugs and the more unsightly black slugs, which she said were an invasive species. The... More 

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