Highlight Craig Walking Trails
If you haven't tried it, you probably should! I'm talking about the Sunnahae Mountain Trail just off of Craig-Klawock Highway between Shaan Seet and Craig High School. It's a guarantee you will get your heart rate up and give your quads and glutes a serious workout. Many use the trail as a daily workout, and some use it to train for an endurance event. Most just hike the trail to enjoy the view from the alpine summit which is breathtaking once there. From the trailhead, it is a steep half mile climb with switchbacks to the logging road. If you continue to the rock pile it’s another 2 miles, and from there another mile to the summit. On a beautiful clear day, you'll have a panoramic view of Craig and surrounding islands.
If you're looking for a more leisurely stroll, the Graveyard Island trail is just the ticket. It's located by the CDT Memorial Ballpark. The trail is approximately 3/4 of a mile to the end, but if you're feeling adventurous you can continue to the right following the game trails and make a loop. It's not uncommon to see deer, eagles, or hear a whale blow while walking.
The 62 Pit Trail is a kid friendly, 5-10-minute walk downhill to the beach from the trailhead. You can spend a sunny day sunbathing on the beach while the kids play. The trail is located on the right as you head out Port St Nicholas Road and the sign says Sandy Beach.
The Cannery Point boardwalk is located downtown and takes you past the beachcombing museum to the Maritime Memorial. It’s a great place to have a picnic, pick berries, or watch the boats go by after a commercial fishing opening. It’s also a great place to watch the sun set.
The City of Craig has many great playgrounds. Ralph James Park and the Craig Elementary playgrounds are an awesome place to let the kids run and play. The toys are newer and in great condition. There's also a paved walking trail from the Healing Heart Totem Pole to Craig High School and a gravel loop around Hamilton Drive that are both great for running and walking.
Article submitted by POW Chamber of Commerce Director Di Thain