Battery Point Trail – Haines
This trail is a very easy hike through an amazing old
growth forest. At the end of the
trail there is a pebble beach and a terrific point from which to take pictures
of Lynn Canal, have a picnic, or go for an exhilarating dip.
To find the trail, head toward the harbor on Haines Highway
or Main Street. Turn right on Front
Street, which becomes Beach road where Front and Haines Highway intersect.
Follow this road all the way to the end.
The trailhead picks up where the road ends.
There are no facilities along the trail.
But there is also no cost to use it.
If you cross the beach to the far end there will be some
more trails up into a grassy area. There
are clearing up these trails with fire rings.
We saw one large group of people sitting around a fire they had build in
one of the open areas roasting marshmallows.
Last Visited: July 2000