Perseverance Lake

Ketchikan, Alaska 99901

Perseverance Lake

Perseverance Lake Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This is a short trail traveling by forest, streams, and muskeg, ending at a lake. The 2.4-mile Perseverance Lake Trail is a wide, gravel tread traveling through a landscape of ancient forest, small streams, and muskeg.

About 0.2 mile from Perseverance Lake, a bridge takes you across Ward Creek, the lake’s outlet stream. Just before the bridge, the Minerva Mountain Trail cuts away to the south and west, eventually climbing to the high alpine ridge to the west of the lake."

Perseverance Lake Trip Reports

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7/23/2008
Nice hike, mostly all uphill going to lake but all down hill going back! Heavy rainforest and steep mountain views, with a breath taking lake at the end of the trail. My wife and two boys hiked this in 1999.
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6/22/2006
Very good groomed trail. Some creeks and streams help the scenery. A tough climb than this site states. It take about an hour and half to climb.
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Trail Information

Ketchikan
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
2.4
Distance
500 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Access
Best March through November
Season & Limits
Waterfalls
Features
Tongass National Forest, Ketchikan–Misty Fjords Ranger District, 3031 Tongass Ave., Ketchikan, AK 99901; (907) 225- 2148; www.fs.usda.gov/tongass/
Local Contacts
USGS Ketchikan B-6 (NE) and B-5 (NW); Forest Service Ketchikan Area Hiking Guide
Local Maps

Trail Log