Caines Head

Seward, Alaska

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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.

Caines Head Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Activity Type: Fishing, Hiking
Nearby City: Seward
Distance: 4.5-7.4 miles
Trail Type: Point-to-Point
Access: Moderate
Season & Limits: Best May to mid-Oct, but be especially prepared for stormy weather early and late in the season
Features: Waterfalls
Local Contacts: Alaska State Parks, Kenai Area Office, PO Box 1247, Soldotna, AK 99669; (907) 262-5581; dnr.alaska.gov/parks/
Local Maps: 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
Driving Directions: Directions to Caines Head

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6/26/2005
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We didn't get very far on this one. We saw a black bear and had to turn around!



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