Caines Head

Seward, Alaska 99664

Caines Head

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Along the coastline of Resurrection Bay, this trail offers ocean wildlife, coastal scenery, ?shing, history, cabins, and camping.

Caines Head is the site of Fort McGilvray, a military garrison built to protect Seward’s harbor during World War II, and the state recreation area it anchors also features fee cabins at Callisto Canyon and Derby Cove, backcountry camping areas at Tonsina Creek, South Beach, and North Beach, a side trail into alpine country below Callisto Peak, and a trail to the more remote South Beach."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
4.5-7.4 miles
Trail Type
Best May to mid-Oct, but be especially prepared for stormy weather early and late in the season
Season & Limits
Alaska State Parks, Kenai Area Office, PO Box 1247, Soldotna, AK 99669; (907) 262-5581;
Local Contacts
USGS Seward A-7 (SW, SE) and Blying Sound D-7; Alaska State Parks brochure Caines Head State Recreation Area; National Geographic Kenai Fjords National Park
Local Maps

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