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Totem Bight Trail

Totem Bight Trail
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Ketchikan Map
Location in State
        Seasons: All Year
 Difficulty: Easy
 Activity: Hiking
 Length: 1/2 Mile

 Nearest Town:

 USGS Quads:
Ketchikan B-6 NE

 How to Get There:
Via commercial jetliner to Ketchikan International Airport, then take ferry to road system across Tongass Narrows. Park is eight miles north of town. Also, via Alaska Marine Highway Ferry System , take taxi or drive vehicle to park. Many commerical tour operators are available in the summer to provide tours of park.

 Managed by:
Alaska State Parks
Southeast District
400 Willoughby, 5th floor
Juneau, AK 99801

 Web Links
Totem Bight State Historical Park
Trail Description:
Enter short rain forest walkway to oceanside clan house about 1/4 mile from parking lot. Fourteen totem poles line the walkway and small meadow near the clan house. Most of trail is wheelchair accessible, as is the clan house. A printed brochure is available describing the poles and the clan house. The trail includes ten interpretive signs about the park and its cultural and natural history. The trail gives feel of northwest rain forest and native village setting prior to European influence. Undeveloped coastline and unobstructed views of ocean also enhance the experience. Excellent totem reproductions of pre-contact totems carved by natives during the Civilian Conservation Corp years before World War II. Several new reproductions by master carvers Nathan Jackson and Israel Shotridge.

Clanhouse     Totem Bight SHP

Last updated on Monday, December 10, 2007.
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