This easy trail is a 4.5-mile walk along a clear salmon stream to Indian River Falls, an 80ft cascade at the base of the Three Sisters Mountains. The hike takes you through typical Southeast rainforest and offers the opportunity to view deer, bald eagles and brown bears (hopefully from a safe distance). Plan on four to five hours round-trip to the falls.
The trailhead is a short walk from the town center, off Sawmill Creek Rd, just east of Sitka National Cemetery. Turn onto Indian River Rd, and go a short way to the end, where you'll find the parking lot and trailhead.