Carlanna Lake Trail


The Carlanna Lake trail is 1.1 miles long. From the parking area, the trail begins behind a locked gate and follows an old gravel road for ¼ mile up to the Carlanna Lake Dam. From the dam, a wide gravel trail begins off to the right (south side) of the lake. The trail continues for 1.75 miles to across the inlet stream bridge and up to a waterfall/avalanche chute where the developed trail ends. From here the unimproved route connects with the Minerva Mtn. Trail. While there are some trail markers, a large section of Minerva Mtn. Trail is primitive and is only recommended for experienced hikers with route-finding skills.

At a Glance

Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Ketchikan
Operated By: Municipal

General Information

Directions: To access the trailhead and parking area, turn up Carlanna Lake Rd. from Tongass Ave at the street light. From Carlanna Lake Rd. turn left on Baranof Ave and continue straight for approximately 5 blocks. From the end of Baranof Ave., turn right on Canyon Rd. and continue to the dead-end where you will see a locked rust-red gate. Parking is on the left and the trail begins up the gravel road behind the gate.



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Lake and Pond Fishing

Enjoy fishing for trout from accessible fishing platforms at this lake near Ketchikan

Fish Species Cutthroat and Rainbow Trout
Fishing Mode bank, fishing platforms
Special Designations Refer to AK fishing regulations at for bag limits and special restrictions that may apply


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Areas & Activities


  Area/Length : 
1.1 miles