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  • Mainland, 9 miles east of Wrangell by boat. A 0.9-mile trail connects beach at Eastern Passage (Back Channel) to Virginia Lake outlet. Trail is unimproved old road bed. Access to trout fishing and ...

  • Trailhead is located 15 air miles north of Ketchikan in Moser Bay. 2.6 miles in length. Provides access to a 1930's vintage Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) 3-sided shelter at the outlet of Wolf L...

  • 2.3 miles from the mooring buoy in Shoalwater Cove past Lower Winstanley Lake to the shelter (M22) at Winstanley Lake. This trail is rated moderately difficult. After the first mile, the trail cros...

  • Trail traversing 1.3 miles around Ward Lake located 8 miles north of Ketchikan by road. Trail is gravel surfaced and easy to hike. Signs interpreting old-growth forests are located along the trail....

  • Trailhead is located at the end of FS Road 2025 off of State Hwy 924 between Hollis and Klawock. The 1.3 mile one-way trail with natural tread parallels the Upper Harris River before it ends at a s...

  • 1.3 mile trail. Trailhead located off the Hydaburg Road 9.0 miles south of the intersection with the Hollis-Klawock Highway. Trail descends to the west and ends at Snipe Creek. After fording the cr...

  • 4.8 miles from trailhead parking up the Fish Creek drainage to an old mine site and cabin remains located below the summit of Mt. Welker. The trailhead is located 6 miles north of Hyder on the Fish...

  • Wrangell Island, 22 miles south of Wrangell off of Forest Roads 6265 and 6290. First 0.6-mile of trail is surfaced with boardwalk. Next 0.8 mile of trail to lake is managed by the State of Alaska a...

  • 2 mile easy hike to Swan Lake and the Swan Lake Picnic Area located in upper Carroll Inlet. There is a dock at the trailhead. Hikers must check in with Ketchikan Public Utilities caretaker at Swan ...

  • 2.5 mile trail. Trailhead located off the Hydaburg road 12.0 miles south of the intersection with the Hollis-Klawock Highway. The trail heads west through a muskeg and ends at Soda Lake.

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  • 3/4 mile hike rated more difficult. Trail extends from Shipley Bay Cabin to Shipley Lake where there is a Forest Service skiff for public use. Many species of fish are present in the lake including...

  • 2.2 miles from Bailey Bay to Lake Shelokum Shelter. Access to Bailey Bay Hot Springs-one of the most scenic areas you will ever experience! The trail is challenging. A landslide has buried the trai...

  • 15 mile loop canoe route including five major lakes: Sarkar, Upper Sarkar, Finger, Raven and Long. Accessed by road #2050 approximately 35 miles northwest of Thorne Bay. There is a small parking ar...

  • 1.5 mile hike rated more difficult. Trail extends from the saltwater flats of Salmon Bay to skiff located on Salmon Bay Lake. Skiff can then be used to access the cabin. There are areas of mud and ...

  • Wrangell Island, 27 miles south of Wrangell off of Forest Roads 6265 and 50050. First 500 feet of 1.0-mile trail is surfaced with boardwalk; no surfacing there after. Trail leads to subalpine with ...

  • Easy 3/4 mile trail from State Highway 929 to fish pass and viewing deck on Rio Roberts Creek. The trail traverses through a muskeg, and is well maintained. A viewing deck allows a close view of th...

  • 2.3 miles from Short Bay in northern Behm Canal to Reflection Lake cabin. Recreation opportunities include Steelhead and salmon fishing in Short Creek along with trout and dolly varden fishing in R...

  • 3/4 mile hike rated easy. Trail extends from trailhead on road #20 to a row boat at the north end of Red Bay Lake. The row boat can then be used to access the Red Bay Lake Cabin. Trail is rated mor...

  • Wrangell Island, 4.5 miles south of Wrangell adjacent to Zimovia Highway. A 0.7-mile partially surfaced trail leads to observation sites and junction with the Institute Creek Trail at 0.6 mile. Acc...

  • 0.9 miles from Punchbowl Cove to shelter at Punchbowl Lake (M23). This is considered Misty Fjord's most popular trail. It begins as a combination of boardwalk and natural tread. As the route starts...

  • 2.3 miles from trailhead to Perseverance Lake. Trailhead located approximately 8 miles drive from Ketchikan, across the road from the Ward Lake Recreation Area, near the entrance to 3 C's Campgroun...

  • Trailhead is located along the Polk Road (FS Road 21) at the pass that splits the Trocadero Watershed and Twelvemile Watershed. It is a one-way, .25 mile accessible boardwalk trail that leads to an...

  • 1.2 miles from Shrimp Bay to Orchard Lake. Trail, rated more difficult, is steep to the crest of a ridge west of Orchard Lake, then drops into Orchard Lake. Trail provides access to Plenty Cutthroa...

  • 1 1/4 mile trail. Trailhead located off the Hydaburgroad 2.0 miles south of the intersection with the Hollis-Klawock Highway. Accesses a 3-sided Adirondack type shelter located at the edge of the a...

  • Wrangell Island, 2.2 miles from the Rainbow Falls trailhead via Rainbow Falls Trail to Institute Creek Trail. The first phase of the trail is scheduled for construction in 1999 (check with district...

  • 1 mile from Rudyerd Bay to Nooya Lake-one of Misty Fjord's glacially formed lakes with high granite walls. This trail is rated moderately difficult. Recreational facilities at Nooya Lake include a ...

  • 5.4 miles from Naha Bay Dock to Heckman Lake Cabin on Heckman Lake. Trail passes the Naha River Shelter and the Jordan Lake Cabin. Excellent wildlife observation, fishing, camping, and hiking are a...

  • 1.3 miles from Yes Bay to Wolverine Island in McDonald Lake. Access to McDonald Lake Recreation Cabin and fishing.

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  • 3.5 miles from Manzanita Bay to Manzanita Lake. This trail is rated moderately difficult. This trail passes through large expanses of muskegs with many beaver ponds. A ridge also allows a panoramic...

  • Mainland, 23 miles NW of Wrangell by boat. A 2.7-mile trail from Mallard Slough Cabin to Leconte Bay. Trail has minimal surfacing first 0.4 mile and none thereafter. Access to wildlife viewing and ...

  • 2.1 miles from Thorne Arm to Low Lake, Fish Creek, and ending at Big Lake in Misty Fjords National Monument. Adjacent to the Low Lake trailhead is Gokachin Lake Trail proceeding from Thorne Arm up ...

  • 1.3 miles from Behm Narrows to Long Lake shelter. Access to trout fishing and scenery. Trail is in fair condition.

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  • 2.3 miles from Grace Cove to Lake Grace. This trail is rated most difficult. Be prepared for some hard hiking, but the beauty and excellent trout fishing make it all worth while. Except for the tra...

  • Trailhead accessed by following road 2030-970 just east of the Goose Creek bridge, approximately 15 miles from Thorne Bay, to a parking area just south of Lake No. 3. Salt Chuck Trail (#786) is 1 m...

  • Etolin Island, 13 miles south of Wrangell by boat. A 1.3-mile trail from Zimovia Strait ends at Kunk Lake shelter next to lake where a skiff and oars are provided. Trail partially surfaced with boa...

  • 1/2 mile from saltwater at head of Kegan Cove in Moira Sound to Kegan Lake. Easy hike along Kegan Creek. Featured in fishing magazines, the Kegan Lake area is internationally acclaimed for steelhea...

  • Moderate 4.8 mile hike from mouth of Karta River at Karta Bay to Salmon Lake Cabin. Access is provided to Karta River, Karta Lake, and Salmon Lake cabins. This area lies within the heart of the Kar...

  • Wrangell Island, trail begins 0.6 mile from the Rainbow Falls trailhead. Institute Creek Trail continues 2.7 miles to its terminus at the Shoemaker Bay Overlook Shelter.

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  • 3.0 miles from Mink Bay to Humpback Lake. This trail is rated most difficult and includes a steep climb to the top of Humpback Hill. The route takes a hiker through scenic old growth forests, beaut...

  • 0.5 miles from Mink Bay to Hugh Smith Lake. The trail is an easy hike with one steep hill traversed by a series of switchbacks located at about the midpoint of the trail. At the lake a hiker can ob...

  • Mainland, 28 miles NW of Wrangell up the Stikine River by boat, at Hot Springs Slough off of Ketili Slough. A 0.3-mile trail off of Hot Springs Slough leads to Chief Shakes Hot Springs facilities. ...

  • The Honker Divide Canoe Route is Prince of Wales Island 's longest trail. It extends 30 miles on the Hatchery Creek/Thorne River system through the heart of the island, affording visitors glimpses ...

  • Wrangell Island, 29 miles SE of Wrangell off of Forest Roads 6265 and 50040. A 300-foot surfaced trail leads to Highbush Lake. Facilities include trailhead parking and a skiff with oars at the lake...

  • 1.3 mile trail. Trailhead located off Hollis-Klawock Highway 2.0 miles east of the Hydaburg turnoff. Trail descends to the south side of the road and ends along the Harris River. The Harris River i...

  • 2.5 miles from Ella Bay to Lower Ella Lake. The trail is an easy hike. It travels through old growth spruce, hemlock, and cedar forest, muskegs and grass meadows. The upper stretches follow Ella Cr...

  • Trail is approximately 1300 feet in length, and climbs about 300 feet from the parking lot to the cave entrance. Considered to be a more difficult hiking opportunity, and features a combination of ...

  • Trailhead can be accessed by driving up the Ward Lake Road, past the Ward Lake Recreation Area, and turning into the Connell Lake Dam parking area. Trail is 2.0 miles in length and easy access alon...

  • 1.1 miles from Behm Canal to Lower Checats Lake. The trail is an easy hike. Checats Cove offers numerous discoveries for the amateur explorer. The trail runs the entire length of Checats Creek. The...

  • A short trail approximately 250 feet in length. Access is off road #27. The trail leads to a viewing deck which provides excellent views of the mouth of Cavern Lake Cave and the stream gushing from...

  • Mainland, 22 miles SE of Wrangell by boat. A 4.0-mile unmaintained trail leads from mouth of Berg Creek into mountains. Trailhead is reached by Aaron Creek Trail. Former mining activity in area.

  • 1.0 miles from Bakewell Arm to Bakewell Lake. The trail is an easy hike. The first 0.5 miles of the trail follows an overgrown abandoned road. Road was used in mid-1950's for construction of a fish...

  • Mainland, 31 miles south of Wrangell by boat. Trail to observatory begins at trailhead at mouth of the lagoon and proceeds 0.5 mile on partially surfaced trail. A 0.5-mile trail leads from the Anan...

  • Mainland, 22 miles SE of Wrangell by boat. A 4.0-mile trail connects Berg Bay to mouth of Berg Creek. First 0.4 mile of trail surfaced with boardwalk. Balance of trail unsurfaced. Access to wildlif...

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