Prince of Wales Island offers more than fishing! There is always something exciting to see while exploring this beautiful place we call home. Our island also offers many walking trails and boardwalks, fish ladders, viewing platforms over waterfalls and many scenic vistas.
If you long to know more about the ancients who once walked these woods you can visit a historic native village, nearly untouched by the modern world dating back to the 1860’s. You won’t see tour buses at the trail-head, just a friendly native community. The native site is an easy half mile walk leading directly to the foot of hand-carved totems and a mysterious clan house. This ancient settlement is nestled right along a gorgeous stretch of southeast Alaska beachfront. With the totems overlooking the water, you can enjoy a picnic at this unique place of history.
Salt Chuck Mine
Beaver Falls Trail is an interpretive trail showcasing some of the Karst formations such as sink-holes, deep vertical pits and disappearing streams can be seen from the trail. This is an easy 1.4 mile walk.
One Duck Trail is for those who enjoy a bit of a challenge! This trail is a 2 1/2 mile hike that climbs 1100 feet. At the base of the trail you will walk through a forest of hemlock and cedar, as you near the top the views are incredible. Once you’ve reached the peak you’ll be well-pleased to rest in the shelter and enjoy the immense view. High alpine grasses and muskeg ponds invite you to continue on once the trail has ended!
This is a exciting for people of all ages. Low tide will expose tide pools showcasing creatures unseen at other times of the day. From purple and orange starfish to gooey sea cucumbers its like a treasure hunt in each and every tide pool. This is especially thrilling for youngsters who’ve never experienced ocean life.