Mosquito Cove Trail – Work will be in progress on the trail the week of August 22nd. The trail will remain open this week. The partnership project to repair the trail is being funded by a Recreation Trails grant received by STW.
Mt. Edgecumbe Guided Off-Island Hike – August 13, 2016: Last Off-Island Hike of the Season was cancelled by Allen Marine due to sea conditions.
Unfortunately it is too late in the season to reschedule this hike. We hope to see you next year. Everyone who signed up for this hike will receive an email concerning refunds this week. If you have not received an email by August 19th , please contact us at 907-747-7244.
Cross Trail Free Guided Bike Tour
The public is invited to a free guided bike tour on the Sitka Cross Trial with Sitka Trail Works Saturday August 27, 2016. Meet at the Indian River trailhead at 9:00 AM. The tour is approximately a 10 mile, moderate to strenuous ride to Kramer Drive and back to the trailhead. The trailhead is up Indian River Road; take a right off Indian River Rd. across from Peter Simpson Road to the Indian River Trailhead parking lot.
More: The Cross Trail is about .2 mile up the Indian River Trail. The trail begins on the flood plain of Indian River among huge Sitka Spruce and western hemlock. It continues through bogs with stunted forest fringe, intersects the Gavin Hill Trail at about the 1-mile mark and passes through young forests growing back after harvest. At 1.7 miles the trail branches off to Sitka High School and also widens where it is located over an old logging road. The trail continues on 0.2 mile coming out behind the baseball field; then passes the uphill side of the water tower and continues another 0.8 mile crossing a wooden bridge over Cascade Creek, then a short steep uphill and on to the Kramer Avenue trailhead.
Sitka Trail Works board members Brian Hanson and Sarah Bergendahl will lead the tour. For more information call 747-7244.