Ketchikan Rainforest Hike Excursion Reviews
Van picked our group up at the Pier and a 15-minute drive through town and to our stop in the Tongass National Forest. Our guide was Rob, who is an author and participant in a documentary both in relation to Alaska. This was perfect for my eagle scout husband. And for any city gals like myself, I found the few varieties of trees and how to identify them interesting. And learned what a "muskeg" is...really cool. Highly educational and great insight into the circle of life in Alaska.
It was more of a casual walk than a hike, but loved the rainforest area. In addition, visited reindeer farm for opportunity to feed & pet the reindeer. Went to raptor center to see bald eagle & owl. And saw a native Alaskan making a totem pole (where we also saw a black bear at short distance). It was a well-balanced tour.
Nice little hike through Tongass Nat. Forest near Ward Lake but way overpriced. Found out you could have taken local bus to our starting/end point for a couple of dollars. Guide was very knowledgeable of local vegetation and wildlife.
It was okay. We were hoping to see more animals and not so many plants and trees.