Thorne-Bay-Ranger-District

Thorne Bay Ranger District

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.