Shelokum Lake Trailhead

The Shelokum Lake trail is 2.3 miles long. The trail begins in Bailey Bay, 1/2 mile south of Shelokum Creek, and climbs steadily to Shelokum Lake. Hikers must ford Maude Creek before reaching the lake. It is impassable during high water. The upper section of the trail follows the shore to the inlet of Spring Creek, where there is a three-sided shelter. Built by the CCC, the shelter is located in Spring Valley, near Bailey Bay Hot Springs. These springs are completely undisturbed and support a healthy population of unique algae and plant life.

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Ketchikan
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Access is by boat or floatplane to Bailey Bay, 48 miles from Ketchikan, 37 miles from Knudson Cove. Bailey Bay is opposite the western tip of Bell Island, 5 miles from Bell Island Hot Springs.

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  Area/Length : 
2.3 miles

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  Elevation : 
0 feet - 348 feet