Hiking Trails in Angoon, Alaska
Travelers to Angoonn, Alaska may be seeing a fun fishing weekend or week filled with whale watching, but if you want to relax and take a stroll around the area, there are two great trails to explore in the area. Just don’t let their names scare you away!
Danger Point Trail is a heavily forested area located just north of Angoon and towards the Danger Point area. This trail is scenic and the hike features wonderful areas to stop and take in the air – you might even see a passing while. It’s not exactly an easy hike, lasting about 2.5 miles round trip, but it’s worth it. Especially with the breath-taking drop off into the beach and the views of the Chatham Strait and the other islands in the distance. You likely won’t see any bears as there aren’t many streams along the path, but don’t leave your camera at home – you will see lots of wildlife! To get to Danger Point Trail take Aanya Street north, then you will turn into the Cemetery Trail.
Cemetery Trail is a well-used trail that goes through the cemetery and links up with the Danger Point Trail – you will see a short trail located just north of Angoon. It’s very common trail to visit, in fact a lot of the locals like to use it for a long walk in the morning or evening. The wooded area opens up and crosses with a view of the old church.
Along these trails you will see the history of the area – Angoon is on an Isthmus and it’s original village was destroyed in 1882, later to by rebuilt in the 1900s. The old Village site and historic forts are still available to check out along with summer fishing areas, old garden sites. Angoon’s 4th of July celebration is wonderful, consider taking a hike to see the fireworks from a different perspective.