For sweeping views of the town and surrounding inlets and mountains, visit the cliff overlook just north of Haines. This trail will take you up the southern face of Mt. Ripinski, a peak in the Takshanuk Mountains that reaches ~3600 ft in elevation. The trail will partially ascend the mountain to an open clearing where, when facing south, you can track the Chilkat and Chilkoot rivers as they flow into the Lynn Canal. This trail is 4 miles roundtrip, 1,000ft total elevation gain.
Duration – 4 hrs roundtrip
Difficulty – Difficult
Elevation gain – 1500 ft
Amenities – Elevated walkways in parts