Moose Meadows / Ayiklutu Trail


7 miles



This trail has a short option and a longer one. One hour of walking from the trailhead takes you to Moose Meadows, a pretty beach meadow with great views of the Rainbow Glacier. For a long day hike, or an overnight hike, continue on the trail all the way to the tip of the Chilkat Peninsula to a place now known by its Tlingit name Ayiklutu (“point within a point. )” This six-mile (one-way) coastal trail can be a rugged scram­ble over beach rocks at times, but it rewards hik­ers with a sun-bathed ori­en­ta­tion and oppor­tu­ni­ties to see moose, bears and some­times whales at close range.

This seven-mile coastal trail can be a rugged scramble over beach rocks at times, but it rewards hikers with a sun-bathed orientation and opportunities to see moose, bears and sometimes whales, sometimes at close range. Wear sturdy, waterproof boots.

Getting There

Latitude: 59.137394
Longitude: -135.367476

Follow Mud Bay Road from town 6 miles, until you see the turnoff for Chilkat State Park. Turn right here onto a dirt road and continue another two miles, down a rutted, steep hill to the trailhead parking lot. It’s just after the turnoff to the boat launch and campgrounds, so stay left near the end.

Driving Directions