Near the end of the North Douglas highway is a small half-mile trail leading out to the north end of Douglas Island. The small beach there offers excellent views of Admiralty Island, the Chilkats, Lynn Canal, and the mountains behind the Mendenhall Glacier. You’ll see sport fishers trolling for king salmon, and the occasional humpback. The trail is wheelchair accessible and used by tour bus groups, but go after 5PM and you’ll likely be alone. On those rare summer days when the temperatures hit 80, this small, shallow cove offers a refreshing swim.
Distance: 0.8 miles