Petersburg Hiking Trails

Waterfront Bed and Breakfast can direct you to endless self-guided or guided hiking opportunities in the Petersburg area. Guided tours can be arranged. The trails listed below are a sample for your enjoyment and planning.

Elementary School to Whale Watch Point
Wind past Petersburg elementary school on a nice easy path through the muskeg to Whale Watch Point.
(Nice easy 1 mile walk)..

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Three Lakes and Ideal Cove
Trail heads off Three Lake Loop Road, on the east of Mitkof Hwy. All hikes to each lake are easy, and moderate hike of 1.5 miles to Frederick Sound (Ideal Cove). Good fishing for trout (Dolly Varden and grayling) in Sand, Crane, Hill and Shelter lakes. Picnic platform available at each lake as well as a skiff.
(4 short trails available)

Blind River Rapid Boardwalk
Trail head at mile 14.5 of the Mitkof Hwy. Easy hike. Popular fishing spot in summer.
(1.0 mile)

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Petersburg Creek and Lake
Trail head starts at the Kupreanof State Dock, 1 mile west of Petersburg waterfront. Accessible by boat only. Easy to moderate hike over relatively flat terrain. The trail is easy to follow and well marked. Excellent views of the creek, wildflowers, forest and the mile long lake. Excellent fishing in spring for steelhead trout and for silver salmon in fall. There is a cabin (fees) available along Petersburg Lake.
(10.3 miles)

Petersburg Mountain
Trail head on the Kupreanof Island. Moderate hike. One of the best overlooking view of the area at the top of the mountain. Petersburg, the coastal mountains and glaciers, and Wrangell Narrows are the various views that you will enjoy.
(2.5 miles)

Raven's Roost
Trail head on the southeast side of the airport at the water tower. Accessible from Haugen Drive. Moderate to strenuous hike due to several steep parts. A cabin (fees) is available above tree line. Spectacular views of Petersburg, Frederick Sound and Wrangell Narrows.
(4.0 miles)


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PO Box 1613
Petersburg, Alaska 99833
Phone: (907) 772-9300
Toll Free: (866)772-9301
Fax: (907) 772-9308
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