Perseverance Lake Trail

MODERATE 13 reviews
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Perseverance Lake Trail is a 5.9 mile out and back trail located near Ketchikan, Alaska that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,200 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

lake

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.

hiking
8 hours ago

Lots of mushroom picking opportunities right now on this hike. Not easy but not hard. Well maintained trail during the entire hike. When you get to the fork in the trail (as you near the lake), the left trail will take you to a bridge with a pretty view of a creek before reaching the lake. The trail switches to planks of wood, some of which are a little unstable so watch your footing! This trail ends quickly as you get to the lake (less than a 10 min walk) and it’s a beautiful view! There is a decent sized down tree to sit down and relax on. If you take the trail on the right, it will again turn to planks of wood (much sturdier) and continue on for quite awhile next to the lake. You can pick up another trail on this one if you continue on, but I don’t know how far away it is. The trailhead is far from the highway so you don’t have any traffic noise at all. Great hike!

5 months ago

The trail is great then view at the end is ok.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice trail! the last section of boardwalk was all icy and packed down by lots of hikers so it was a bit sketchy.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Easy to Moderate. Perfect for families with older children.

hiking
Sunday, July 02, 2017

Beautiful forest!

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Beautiful forest!

hiking
Friday, July 11, 2014

Great views not too steep. A pleasant hike would do it again !!!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

trail running
10 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

trail running
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, June 30, 2015