Join us for an enjoyable guided hike to the top of Bunker Hill for spectacular views and rich history!
Enjoy 360-degree views over Captains Bay, Amaknak Island, Unalaska Bay and Iliuliuk Harbor
Get fascinating insight into the historic relevance of the area
Spot wildlife and birds such as bald eagles, black oystercatchers and cormorants
See where Japanese forces attacked US territory in WWII
Level 3: Active - good mobility needed
Guests should be in good physical condition and dressed appropriately for possible wet, cold weather. Sturdy shoes are recommended.
This is a two-hour guided hike to the top of Bunker Hill, known as Hill 400 during WWII.
The hike is a moderate climb along a WWII-era gravel road and is about 1.5 kilometres up (3 km round trip), with a 120-metre rise from sea level. Bunker Hill is in an area of rich cultural and historic significance and the hike passes a prehistoric site as well as numerous WWII ruins.
There are several beautiful vistas on the hike, with 360-degree views of the Dutch Harbor area. Bald eagles and marine life may also be viewed along the way.
On the top of the hill are the remains of a battery command station from WWII which includes a large concrete bunker and four mounts for 155mm guns.
This hike is offered by the Museum of the Aleutians and the guide for the hike is a museum professional with extensive knowledge of prehistory, history, the fishing industry, and flora and fauna of the area.
Note: This hike is weather-dependent and may be cancelled because of bad weather or poor visibility
Remarks: Guests should be in good physical condition and dressed appropriately for possible wet, cold weather. Sturdy shoes are recommended.