Yakutania Point & AB Mountain Trails
- starts at Skagway River footbridge
Lonely Planet review for Yakutania Point & AB Mountain Trails
The Skagway River footbridge, reached by following 1st Ave west around the airport runway, leads to two trails of opposite caliber. For an easy hike to escape the cruise-ship crowds turn left from the bridge and follow the mile-long trail to picnic areas and lovely views at Yakutania Point and Smugglers Cove.
Nearby on Dyea Rd is AB Mountain Trail, also known as the Skyline Trail, This route ascends 5½ miles to the 5100ft summit of AB Mountain, named for the 'AB' that appears on its south side when the snow melts every spring. The first 30 minutes is along a well-defined trail through a hemlock forest to a view of Skagway. After that the trail is considerably more challenging, especially above the tree line, and requires a full day to reach the summit.