Hikes – One Duck

One Duck trail has always been a favorite of mine. It’s a quick, but steep hike (1,400 foot gain in 1.5 miles) that provides great views of the Klawock Mountains and the pass through Prince of Wales Island. The trail is completely made up of gravel which makes footing easy. A snowy winter and rainy spring has eroded parts of the trail, but not completely and it does not add difficulty to the hike.
The trailhead is a few miles down the Hydaburg road and makes gains immediately.
As the trail heads west, the highway to Klawock becomes visible.

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The shelter at the top provides a great place for a picnic or spot to camp.

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Back behind the shelter is muskeg frequently littered with bear and deer sign. The Klawock Mountains are visible to the north and northwest. According to the information at the trailhead it is supposed to take about 90-minutes one way. I made it up and back in 90 minutes, of course I did run down.

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