Naha River National Recreation Trail


Fishing and Hiking on Revillagigedo Island

Originating at Orton Lake in the interior of Revillagigedo Island, the Naha River flows through a chain of small lakes — finally reaching its full size at the outlet of Heckman Lake. This popular river system can be reached from downtown Ketchikan by float plane (15 minutes), car and boat (60 minutes), or solely by boat (90 minutes).

Winding along the water’s edge for 5.4 miles, the Naha River National Recreation Trail provides access to some of the best stream fishing in the Ketchikan area. Dolly Varden and cutthroat trout are present year-round, and several species of salmon are in the river from July through September. Spring and fall steelhead provide the fishing for which the Naha is especially famous.


Hiking – Ketchikan Trails

701 Shelokum Lake Trail
2.2 miles from Bailey Bay to Lake Shelokum Shelter. Access to Bailey Bay Hot Springs-one of the most scenic areas you will ever experience! The trail is challenging. A landslide has buried the trail in one place. Expect to scramble over rocks on a steep sidehill in this area. Mooring buoy located at trailhead.

719 Long Lake Trail
1.3 miles from Behm Narrows to Long Lake shelter. Access to trout fishing and scenery. Trail is in fair condition.