The Ward Lake Nature Trail is 1.5 miles long. The trail is gravel surfaced, flat and easy to hike. The most popular trail in the Ketchikan area, this nature path skirts the shore of Ward Lake. The trail offers a variety of stops, traveling through Signal Creek campground and the Ward Lake Day Use area. It is wide enough in most places to accommodate two people walking side by side.
At a Glance
Directions: To access the trailhead parking area follow the North Tongass Highway to the Revilla Road junction. Turn right and follow to the intersection with Ward Lake Road; turn right again. Follow Ward Lake Road to the Day Use parking area. The trail loops around the shore of Ward Lake. Hikers may go either direction and return to the parking area. There is also access from a small parking area between Unit 9 and Unit 10 in the Signal Creek Campground, or from the parking available at the Grassy Point Picnic Area.