Wukuklook Beach Trail

This half-mile accessible boardwalk leads from Forest Road 8530 to Wukuklook Beach, at the confluence of Wukuklook Creek and Chatham Strait. The trail winds through a combination of arching Sitka spruce forest and open meadowland before reaching the mile-long crescent of Wukuklook Beach. From the beach you are presented with a panoramic view of Chatham Strait, where you may see marine traffic and passing whales. Looking inland, the estuary of Wukuklook Creek provides a dramatic foreground against the rocky backdrop of Sonyakay Ridge. This is bear country; be cautious when hiking the trail, and particularly when salmon are spawning in the creek. Practice bear-smart principals.

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Hoonah
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: 25 miles southeast of Hoonah on Forest Road 8530.

Recreation Map

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Beaches & Dunes

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Dispersed Camping

Primitive dispersed camping opportunities are available at various locations along this trail. There are no existing hardened camp sites.


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Nature Viewing

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Areas & Activities


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0.6 miles

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  Elevation : 
50 feet