Metlakatla Wilderness Trail is built to an easy standard making it accessible to all age groups. The first 5.5 km consists of a capped all-weather gravel surface and includes approximately 3 km of cedar boardwalk through the lagoon area which would otherwise be inaccessible. The trail offers three engineered suspension bridges and a forest canopy walkway to a tower viewpoint. A small campsite has been built at the 7.5 km mark suitable for up to 7 tents. Outhouses are available at the trailhead sign and campsite locations. The remaining 4.5 km of the trail are clearly marked and hikers walk on the mossy-surface of the forest floor following the natural contours of the coastal forested shoreline. The pristine shoreline can also be explored at all points along the trail and includes three sandbars which hikers can access during low-tide. The trail has been built within an area categorized by Birds Canada as an "Important Bird Area". Also, during July and August migrating humpback whales can be viewed from the shoreline.
The trail is located within the traditional territory of the Coast Tsimshian First Nations People beginning in the Village of Metlakatla. Metlakatla is a 7km ferry ride from Prince Rupert, British Columbia.
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Posted By: Rusty 02
- Thu Jan 15 04:53:11 UTC 2015
QuestionHi we are a group of 13 want hike trail in Aug. Are we able to reserve a spot on the ferry? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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