This 6.5-mile hike in Tongass National Forest is accessed from Naha Bay or the northwest end of Heckman Lake, 25 miles north of Ketchikan. Transportation to the trailhead is by float plane or boat, and air and water taxis can be hired in Ketchikan. This easy to intermediate hike features waterfalls, a saltwater lagoon with excellent views of shorebirds and waterfowl, and a river with good fishing.

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Expert Review of Naha River Trail

Parks and Outdoors Review of Naha River Trail

Away Travel Expert: Jeremy Pataky
ParksExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Camping,Fly-Fishing,Freshwater Fishing
Parks and OutdoorsExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Fish for steelhead in the spring and fall as well as Dolly Varden and cutthroat trout from spring to fall. A picnic shelter and two public-use cabins are on the trail.
  • Locals fish the lower river, especially on weekends. If you want privacy, head toward the upper trail.

Ketchikan, Alaska

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 907-225-3101
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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