Takshanuk Mountain Trail by 4x4 & Lodge Meal

  • Port

    Skagway, Alaska, US

  • Activity Level


  • Excursion Type


  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Starting At


  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 6¼ Hours

  • Meals Included


Bring the family and get ready for an Alaskan wilderness adventure on the Takshanuk Mountain Trail. Take the wheel of a 4x4 Kawasaki Mule and join your friendly and knowledgeable guide for a journey through spectacular views of mountains and forests, including a panoramic view of the Lynn Canal and Chilkoot Lake from 1,500 feet elevation.

Your excursion begins in Skagway with a scenic, narrated cruise aboard a high-speed catamaran down North America's longest and deepest fjord to the town of Haines. A short bus transfer brings you to the Takshanuk Mountain trailhead, located in the heart of the Tongass National Forest.

Your guide will demonstrate how to operate the Kawasaki Mule, an automatic transmission, 4x4 utility vehicle that is used to traverse the six-mile round-trip trail through some of the most pristine forest in Alaska. The mules are equipped with seat belts for up to five guests, are easily accessible and have storage for extra supplies and equipment. The excitement begins as you turn the key.

Watch for bears as you enjoy a snack of fresh-baked cookies and hot chocolate at the lodge.

Venturing on, take advantage of the magnificent photo opportunities including crystal clear mountain streams, a cascading waterfall, a scenic alpine lake, and hopefully the occasional eagle or bear. At the sub-alpine meadow you will experience the panoramic view of the Lynn Canal, Chilkoot Lake and the many snow-capped mountains that make Alaska so famous.

On the way down, you will stop once again at an exclusive mountaintop lodge to enjoy a warm fire, stunning views and a home-cooked halibut and chicken lunch made just for you.

At the trailhead, climb aboard the Takshanuk Trail bus, pausing for a short tour of historic Haines and Fort William H. Seward before returning to the ship in Skagway by high-speed catamaran.


Driving the machines is based on availability. Guides do their utmost to ensure individuals who would like to drive have the opportunity to do so. Minimum age to drive is 21 years; bring your driver's license. Pregnant women and guests with back problems or any other medical conditions should consult with their physician before participating in this excursion. Waiver must be signed and medical conditions disclosed. Vegetarian meals are available with 24 hours' notice. Maximum weight is 500 lbs.