Alaska June 18, 2018
This Beautiful Boardwalk Trail In Alaska Is The Most Unique Hike Around
While you are visiting the tiny town of Wrangell on an island in Alaska’s southeast, you will undoubtedly be spending most of your time enjoying the beauty, fresh air and clear water. This is the perfect place to go for a hike, and the boardwalk trail up Mount Dewey is a great option. Easy to find, accessible to most, and ending in a sweeping view from the peak, you’ll love this quick trail. Head up the Mount Dewey Trail while you are on your next trip to Wrangell.
Mount Dewey Trail
The small town of Wrangell is located on the northern tip of Wrangell Island in the Alaska Panhandle, about 155 miles south of Juneau.
You can find the trail head off Third Street, or it can be accessed from the public library by way of a set of stairs at the end of McKinnon Street.
The area has a high rain fall rate and the boardwalk keeps hikers above the soggy trail conditions by keeping the path dry and safe for everyone.
The trail is almost entirely covered in wide, easy boardwalks and stairs. This fairly easy trail is about 0.7 miles one way and can be covered in about 40 minutes.
The path winds through the temperate rainforest and up to a great view of the town. The town is in the Tongass National Forest, one of Alaska's wilderness treasures.
Head up to the top of Mount Dewey for a breathtaking view of Wrangell. On a sunny day, this seaside town looks stunning and the crystal blue waters of southeast Alaska.
It's worth all the effort to reach the beautiful view at the top. If you time it just right, there are berry bushes that will provide a snack for the weary hiker while you soak it all in.
The Mount Dewey Trail in Wrangell is a fantastic boardwalk trail to take in Alaska. Travel the smooth, easy path to an amazing view for a memory you'll never forget.
Watch a video of the hike here:
If you love easy, boardwalk trails, check out
This Easy Hike In Alaska Is One Of The Most Underrated Trails In The State. Or find a hike near you in 15 Boardwalks In Alaska That Will Make Your Summer Awesome.
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