Haines Highway to Canadian Boarder
Embark on an enchanting cycling journey along the revamped Haines Highway, an absolute haven for bike enthusiasts. This 42-mile stretch, revitalized in 2022 from the Canadian border to Haines, Alaska, unveils a breathtaking fusion of adventure and natural splendor.
Traverse the temperate rainforests of Southeast Alaska, tracing the Chilkat River and passing through the Bald Eagle Preserve. Enjoy the tranquility of minimal road traffic, ensuring an uninterrupted ride through varied terrains suitable for cyclists of different skill levels.
The Haines Highway boasts a mix of flat stretches and challenging hills, offering a spectacular ride on pristine pavement. Cyclists can opt to pedal all the way to the border station and back or customize the journey's length. Restrooms and water are available at the US border, while the 33 Mile Roadhouse beckons with its renowned burgers and pie.
Beware of the south wind closer to town and stick to the highway despite map software suggestions. Spanning 40.2 miles, this scenic byway promises an unforgettable cycling experience amidst captivating landscapes and serene routes.
Beyond the Boarder
For those seeking a more challenging ascent, venture beyond the border to the Dalton Cache–Pleasant Camp Border Crossing. The Haines Highway from town to Klukwan is relatively flat, following the scenic Chilkat River. However, as you proceed past Klukwan towards the border, the road gradually ascends, mostly tracing the Klehini River.
Once you cross the border, you'll encounter the most significant climb in the area. The road steepens and ascends above tree level, leading to the summit on the Canadian side of the border