Destination Hiking US

Prince of Wales Island Trails

Wales-Island-Trails

Thorne Bay Ranger District (north)
Craig Ranger District (south)

Craig Ranger District
717 Kegan Lake Trail
12 mile from saltwater at head of Kegan Cove in Moira Sound to Kegan Lake. Easy hike along Kegan Creek. Featured in fishing magazines the Kegan Lake area is internationally acclaimed for steelhead, sockeye. and coho runs. The lake has a native rainbow population and excellent fishing.

Thorne Bay Ranger District

716 Karta River Trail
Moderate 4.8 mile hike from mouth of Karta River at Karta Bay to Salmon Lake Cabin. Access is provided to Karta River, Karta Lake, and Salmon Lake cabins. This area lies within the heart of the Karta Wilderness Area. The Karta River has a tremendous run of coho, pink, chum, and sockeye salmon, as well as native populations of dolly varden, cutthroat trout, and steelhead. This trail is the most heavily used trail on the Thorne Bay Ranger District.

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