Mount Riley

Haines, Alaska 99827

Mount Riley

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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 Trip Reports

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7/31/2006
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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Trail Information

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

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