Mount Riley

Haines, Alaska

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4 out of 5
A moderate trail traveling by forest, glaciated mountains, canals, and inlets surrounding Haines, from the highest point on the Chilkat Peninsula. Mount Riley, at 1,760 feet in elevation, is the highest point on the Chilkat Peninsula. The peak, a rock outcrop in a sea of forest, offers sweeping views of Haines, Chilkat and Chilkoot Inlets, Taiya Inlet, and Lynn Canal, and the glaciated mountains all around. The Mount Riley Trail from Mud Bay Road is the shortest and most direct route to the top. The Battery Point/Riley Summit Trail from Beach Road is slightly longer, but it’s also more varied and scenic.

Mount Riley Professional Review and Guide

"A moderate trail traveling by forest, glaciated mountains, canals, and inlets surrounding Haines, from the highest point on the Chilkat Peninsula. Mount Riley, at 1,760 feet in elevation, is the highest point on the Chilkat Peninsula.

The peak, a rock outcrop in a sea of forest, offers sweeping views of Haines, Chilkat and Chilkoot Inlets, Taiya Inlet, and Lynn Canal, and the glaciated mountains all around. The Mount Riley Trail from Mud Bay Road is the shortest and most direct route to the top. The Battery Point/Riley Summit Trail from Beach Road is slightly longer, but it’s also more varied and scenic."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Haines
Distance: 2.8-7 miles
Trail Type: Several options
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Best late May to September
Features: Waterfalls
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Chilkat State Park, Alaska State Parks, Haines Ranger Station, PO Box 430, Haines, AK 99827; (907) 766-2292; dnr.alaska.gov/parks/
Local Maps: USGS Skagway A-2 (NE) and A-1 (NW)
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Riley

Recent Trail Reviews

7/31/2006
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In good weather the view from the top of this trail would be simply magnificent (mountains, coast line and inlet sea views). Unfortunately for me, cloud covered much of the local mountains. I also encountered a grizzly at the beginning of the trail, so you may want to consider carrying bear spray or travel in groups of 2 or more. I rate this as 4.5 out of 5.



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May 2018