Harbor Mountain and Gavan Hill Professional Review and Guide
"A thru-hike traversing open ridgeline above Sitka Sound, with
views of the surrounding wild peaks of Tongass National Forest. The Harbor Mountain–Gavan Hill hike traverses the open ridgeline above Sitka, skirting the watershed of Cascade Creek and leading to great sea, island, and peak views, including a close look at Baranof Island’s wild, icy summit range.
Other highlights are a side trip to climb the first peak of Harbor Mountain, a fine wildflower slope on the south side of the mountain, and stretches of alpine heather around the head of Cascade Creek. Eagles ride thermals above the heights, and deer wander the high country in summer."