Perseverance Lake

Ketchikan, Alaska

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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 Professional Review and Guide

"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."

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

Recent Trail Reviews

7/23/2008
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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.


6/22/2006
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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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May 2018