Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Riverside Trail

Discover the enchanting allure of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Riverside Trail, a sanctuary established in 1982 to protect the world's largest population of Bald Eagles and their habitats. Encompassing 48,000 acres of pristine river bottomland along the Chilkat, Kleheni, and Tsirku Rivers, this preserve also safeguards the vital natural salmon runs crucial to the ecosystem.

Begin your journey at Mile 19, where the Council Grounds pullout welcomes visitors to this natural haven. Here, amenities such as pit toilets, informational displays, viewing scopes, and a boardwalk await exploration. Follow the boardwalk to embark on a tranquil two-mile riverside trail, perfect for birdwatching, hiking, and leisurely strolls amidst serene surroundings where encounters with fellow adventurers are rare.

Furry companions are welcome to join the adventure, provided they remain leashed throughout the journey. Additionally, the trail's paved asphalt and wooden boardwalk surface ensure accessibility for all, with designated wheelchair-accessible parking spaces and latrines available for added convenience. Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature as you explore this captivating trail, where every step reveals a new facet of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve's breathtaking landscape.

Campgrounds & RV Parks

If driving is your plan, be ready for unforgettable vistas as you drive the historic roads and highways into or out of Haines, all known as the “scenic route”.