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Hiking Trails

By Caden Mattson


February 26, 2017
Sunday AM

Dear Editor,

I would like to share some information about hiking trails, specifically about good ones for dogs. Connell lake is a good trail because it isn't sloped and you could let the dog(s) off the leash an it is usually not crowded. Carlanna lake is a good inclined trail with a beautiful view of the mountains and the lake, however it is usually crowded on weekends. Ward creek trail is good because it is good for a quick walk that dogs would enjoy to play at. Salvage trail is good for getting dogs tired after the walk it's also sloped a lot of the trail. Rainbird trail is good because you can see the city from a distance, it's also very sloped and is very muddy sometimes.

I enjoy walking my dogs on the trails around Ketchikan and I hope this helps others who do too.

It's very important that as dog owners, we clean up after our dogs and obey leash laws so that everyone can enjoy nature as much as we do.


Caden Mattson
Ketchikan, Alaska

Received February 18, 2017 - Published February 26, 2017



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