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Heart Lake Trail

Off of Sawmill Creek Road, Sitka, AK
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Excellent Hike

Nice average hike, not too strenuous. Very beautiful scenery, worth the hike. The trail is very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Victor N M
Bike to the trail from town!

Rent a mountain bike from yellow jersey in town and ride to this trail, its easy to find. The... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
william h
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Terrace Park, Ohio
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Off of Sawmill Creek Road, Sitka, AK
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice average hike, not too strenuous. Very beautiful scenery, worth the hike. The trail is very well kept.

Thank Victor N M
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Rent a mountain bike from yellow jersey in town and ride to this trail, its easy to find. The initial climb isn't that long but its steep. I must have hot a good time of year as I saw just one other person on the...More

Thank william h
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Beautiful path to hike and enjoy the scenery. We brought a small lunch in our back pack and stopped along the way to eat. There was a lot of bear sign but we did not see one. We did see Eagles and a Mink !...More

Thank Debra R
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Beautiful hike, even in the rain. Well maintained trail, two beautiful small lakes, easy access via public bus "The RIDE".

1  Thank Dana L
Reviewed 8 July 2016

This hike is not to bad for elevation gains. We went just past the lake and were going to do the loop until we ran into a bear. My wife decided to go back the way we came, Great scenery and trail conditions. If you...More

Thank Mark A
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

Great place to locate huckleberries and blueberries! There are a few lakes on the trail. Beautiful place!

Thank robert D
Reviewed 5 September 2015

Well marked trail with good footing. Ask locals before you go- landslides took out part of the trail so you can't make a loop. We could go in 2 miles or so. Elevations are moderate and not easy for those of us that live at...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Very steep parts to the trail going from one end to another (both trailheads are on the main road). Lots of wild salmon berries to much on in June! Nice lake along the way. One end comes out on the hill behind the Fortress of...More

1  Thank Tmccormick
Reviewed 9 November 2014

This is my favorite trail of all in Sitka. It's got some easy parts and some tough up and down hill climbs (for an out of shape 55yr old lol!) but it's a short hike - about an hour to the end, with many places...More

1  Thank Tracy W
Reviewed 4 September 2014

I hiked this trail several times. In the summer you can pick lots of salmonberries along the trail. Views of Heart Lake and Thimbleberry Lake are breathtaking with the mountain landscape in the background. There is a small dock with a little row boat on...More

Thank ZuberChad
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