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Perseverance Lake Trail




Hikers, walkers, runners, and fishermen enjoy this trail that winds through an old growth forest with dense undergrowth and ends at a scenic trout fishing lake. Trail provides easy hiking access to fishing in Perseverance Lake, berry picking, and camping. This trail features both day and multi-day hiking and has potential loop connection with other trails providing access to the Minerva Mountain Trail that is currently under construction.


2.3 miles one way


450 ft elevation gain



Starting Point:

Trailhead located approximately 8 miles drive from Ketchikan on the North Tongass Highway, across the road from the Ward Lake Recreation Area, near the entrance to 3 C’s Campground. The trail starts approximately 100 feet beyond the entrance to the 3 C’s Campground. Parking is available on the Ward Lake side of the road across from the entrance to the campground.