Southeast Alaska Birding Trail Craig

Canoe Point Trail

A popular destinations for recreational boaters and kayakers based out of Craig and Klawock.

Starting from Canoe Point Picnic Area in Trocadero Bay, a short 0.25 mile long trail leads from the gravel beach to a 130-foot waterfall. The trail follows a creek through a spruce and hemlock old growth forest. The picnic area and trail are popular destinations for recreational boaters and kayakers based out of Craig and Klawock. During the summer and fall, spawning salmon fill the creek leading up to the pool created by the waterfall. In winter, ice mounds form adjacent to the plunge pool. Wildlife viewing is excellent during this time with the opportunity to view birds and possibly glimpse a black bear. Be aware of tide changes and the variable ocean conditions. Always be prepared to stay longer than expected. There is no mooring buoy or dock at this site, so come prepared with a way to anchor out and access shore

Directions:

The picnic site and trail to the waterfall is located at the in Trocadero Bay approximately 12 miles south of Craig. Access is by boat, kayak, or floatplane.

Common Merganser.
Common Merganser. Photo: Milo Burcham

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