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Mount Riley

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Location

59 ° 11' 11.436" N,
135 ° 22' 40.728" W

Region

Haines

Nearest City

Haines

Elevation

1760 ft (536.45 m)

Uses

Mount Riley in Detail.

About

Mount Riley is the tallest point on the Chilkat Peninsula just south of Haines.

Arguably Mount Riley might not be part of the Takshanuk Mountains seeing as there is a lull between it and them which the town of Haines resides in, but I think what formed them formed it and the Chilkat Peninsula. There are a few ways to approach Mount Riley.

The most common route starts at about 3 mile Mud Bay Road. There a large pull out and easily spotted trail head. From this approach it's a almost 3 mile hike to the summit. If you decide to start this way you will start on a mostly level approach through some boggy areas with streams and board walks. Then almost immediately once you're past there you will begin a fairly steep climb, switch backing up. When you get to the top of that part you will join the Lily Lake route. Go right to continue to the summit of Mt. Riley.

Another approach is the fore-mentioned Lily Lake trail. Go to the top left of Historic Fort Seward and head down FAA Road. Turn right before the Haines city dump and park and begin walking up the town water access route. Continue on that and you will meet up with the Mud Bay route. Go straight to summit, right if you want to go out to Mud Bay Road.

Another way to access the summit or leave if you approached from either of the previous two routes is Portage Cove. To get to the trail head, head south out of Haines on Beach Road along Lynn Canal. It will head up a hill and at the end of it is the Portage Cove trail head. It has had recent improvements done to it by SEATrails. The first half mile is wide and smooth. Past the point it's a trail with lots of tree roots. It will follow the canal and then from there you can continue on to Mount Riley.

Things to keep in mind: Though it is right out of Haines there are many black bears, brown bears, and moose on Mount Riley.

Places Near Mount Riley
Archipelagos:

Chilkat Islands,

Bars:

Indian Rock, Jenkins Rock, Johnson Rock, McClellan Flats,

Bays:

Carrs Cove, Chilkat Inlet, Chilkoot Inlet, Kalhagu Cove, Kelgaya Bay, Letnikof Cove, Lutak Inlet, Mud Bay, Paradise Cove, Portage Cove, Pyramid Harbor, Shiyi Bay, Taiya Inlet, Taiyasanka Harbor, Tanani Bay,

Beaches:

Tanani Beach, Tlegu Beach,

Capes:

Anchorage Point, Battery Point, Chilkat Peninsula, False Battery Point, Glacier Point, Green Point, Halutu Peninsula, Kaskulu Point, Kelgaya Point, Lehunua Point, Low Point, Nukdik Point, Seduction Point, Taiya Point, Tanani Point,

Cities:

Haines,

Dams:

Haines Army Depot Water Supply Dam, Louie Nelson Homestead Dam,

Fictional Places:

Cicely,

Glaciers:

Davidson Glacier, Rainbow Glacier, Schubee Glacier, Villard Glacier,

Islands:

Anyaka Island, Dalasuga Island, Eldred Rock, Kataguni Island, Kochu Island, Lehunua Island, Pyramid Island, Shikosi Island, Sullivan Island, Talsani Island,

Lakes:

Lily Lake, Paradise Lake, Rustabach Lake, Rutzebeck Lake,

Mountains:

Mount Riley, Mount Ripinski, Sullivan Mountain, Mount Villard,

Parks:

Chilkat Islands State Marine Park, Chilkat State Park, Chilkoot Lake State Recreation Area,

Ridges:

Halutu Ridge,

Rivers:

Chilkat River, Ferebee River, Glacier River, Katzehin River,

Streams:

Dayehas Creek, Haska Creek, Johnson Creek, Ludaseska Creek, Mink Creek, Shakuseyi Creek, Yeldagalga Creek,

Routes:

Mount Riley Trail, Battery Point Trail, Mount Ripinsky and 7 Mile Saddle Trail, Nahku Portage, Seduction Point Trail,

Valleys:

Ferebee Valley,

Cities:

Chilkoot (historical), Gantegastaki (historical), Lutak, Mud Bay, Port Chilkoot, Tanani,