Southeast Alaska Birding Trail Craig

One Duck Trail

One of the few places with relatively easy access to the alpine on Prince of Wales Island.

One Duck Trail is a steep 1.25 mile trail that gains 1100 feet in elevation, ending at around 1700 feet. This hike is one of the few places with relatively easy access to the alpine on Prince of Wales Island. The round trip hike may take 2 to 2.5 hours. There is a Forest Service 3-sided camping shelter at the top. Bring hiking sticks if you have bad knees!  The alpine habitats at the top of One Duck Trail likely will yield a different set of bird species for Prince of Wales Island, including possibly Willow Ptarmigan, among others.

Directions:

From Craig, take State Highway 924 approximately 20 miles, turn right on the Hydaburg Highway and drive 9.7 miles, turn left on Forest Road NF-21 and drive 2.2 miles.

Willow Ptarmigan.
Willow Ptarmigan. Photo: Mick Thompson

Trail Information:

Birding Resources:

  •  eBird Hotspot: None

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