Alaska Nature April 13, 2022
Take A Hike To An Alaska Overlook That’s Like Standing On Top Of The World
Haines has an unbelievable amount of things to do, and this hike to an Alaska overlook may take the cake. The trail brings you sky high, with views of the oceans, glaciers, and the town below. This hike is on the more difficult side, but well worth the climb. Lace up your boots and head up the mountain for jaw-dropping views!
Located in Haines, Alaska is a gorgeous hike that will take you to the top of Mount Ripinsky.
This summit hike may be challenging, but the views more than make up for it. You’ll see all across the bay and the town below.
This hike starts in the stunning forest at the base of the mountain.
You’ll hike this out and back trail through dense rainforest before ascending above the tree line, where you’ll be greeted with beautiful views.
There are wooden steps that will take you past the steep, muddy areas along the way.
This will help with your climb, as you’ll rise up above 3,205 feet. The views start at around 2,500 feet, so if you don’t have time to finish it, you can still see some views.
Once you reach the meadow, you’re around 2,500 feet high.
You’ll still have another mile to go, and then you’ll be at the top! It’s a great hike for those who want to immerse themselves in Haines's natural beauty.
The hike will take you upwards of five hours to complete.
Make sure you plan to take enough time as you need. The hike may prove to be more challenging than you anticipate.
As you’re in Alaska’s backcountry, remember to be aware of the wildlife and changing weather conditions.
Pack layers, bring plenty of snacks and water, and be sure to pack out what you bring in. You’ll want to leave no trace to avoid the local wildlife.
This unforgettable Haines hike needs to be at the top of your bucket list.
With memorable views, a fantastic climb, and so much to love, this hike is perfect. You’ll love every minute of the view from the top!
Would you hike to an Alaska overlook like this one in Haines? What do you think? Is it absolutely stunning? Let us know in the comments below!
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