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Boat Trip & Hike to Sea Lion Cove

A remote trail on northern Kruzof Island to an uncrowded white sandy beach.

  • 8 hours
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  • 5 Miles - Moderate

Trek Description

Start with a 1.5-hour scenic boat ride to the northern end of Kruzof Island (home to Mt. Edgecumbe) to the trailhead where we begin with a walk along the estuary before starting our hike through the forest. After a brisk climb, the route flattens into muskeg and reaches a shallow lake. The trail skirts the north side of the lake and descends into forest on the far side before opening into muskeg again. The boardwalk passes a large pond and then enters the beach fringe of old-growth forest. The trail then emerges onto a two-mile-long white sand beach in Sea Lion Cove, at the edge of the Pacific Ocean. At the beach, you will have plenty of time to beach comb for treasures, enjoy lunch, and relax while taking in the unique beauty of this location. Level of Difficulty: Moderate. The hiking time is about 3.5 hours. The distance and uneven slippery surfaces of this trek require participants to be accustomed to physical outdoor recreation in all kinds of weather, without any facilities of any kind, and only for those who are physically fit. Trail Condition: There are roots, rocks, log steps, and boardwalk sections that can be slippery when wet, and extra caution will need to be taken. Group Size & Age: This private trek can have up to 6 participants. Due to the level of difficulty, this trek requires participants to be 8 years of age or older. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent, a legal guardian, or an adult family member. Meeting Location: We can pick you up at your place of choice (your hotel, cruise dock, ferry, etc.) Included: Transportation to and from the trail, a knowledgeable local guide, bear and wilderness safety, lunch, hiking poles, sunscreen, and a bottle of water (but encourage participants to bring their own when possible to reduce single-use plastic waste). Please contact us about availability and to request a quote.

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