Harris River Trailhead Site Trailhead

The Harris River Trail System includes a half-mile Interpretive Trail and a two-mile hiking trail with excellent access to the Harris River for fishing. The Interpretive Trail leads visitors on a scenic loop through a forest research site. Interpretive signs provide information about research projects involving second growth forests and recent habitat restoration efforts. The Hiking Trail offers visitors access to the Harris River for wildlife viewing and fishing. The trail is gravel tread for a majority of the way, with one small creek ford and one deep river ford making the trail way at times impassable after approximately one mile. The other one mile of the trail is accessible from the Hydaburg Highway and features gravel tread and three wooden bridges, with excellent fishing access. Both sides of the trail pass through a second growth spruce and hemlock forest with alder trees immediately in the foreground and glimpses of Harris Ridge in the background. The Harris River supports an abundant run of chum, coho and sockeye salmon as well as steelhead and cutthroat trout. Waterfowl and bald eagles are commonly seen in the area during spawning season.

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Hollis, Klawock
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: The trailhead is located on the Hollis-Klawock Highway (paved) approximately two miles east of the Hydaburg Highway junction (milepost 23). The other end of the hiking trail can be accessed off the Hydaburg Highway, approximately one mile south of the junction. USGS Map Craig B-3.



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