Distance: 12 km
Elevation Gain: 461 m (1512 ft)
Time: 4 hours
A great coastal forest hike in the Haines (Alaska) area, with a rewarding 360 degree view of the surrounding mountains and glaciers, as well as views down the Chilkoot and Chilkat inlets.
Distance: 13 km
Elevation Gain: 993 m (3258 ft)
Time: 5.5 hours
Mount Ripinski is a prominent ridge within the Takshanuk Mountains, which rises northwest of Haines, Alaska and runs along the Haines Highway. While much of the hike is in the trees, once you reach the first bit of subalpine, the views over the Haines area are pretty spectacular with glacier covered peaks and the many inlets of the Lynn Canal. There are actually three potential access routes to the summit, the route described here is via Young Road and the most gradual and forgiving of the three.