Skip to Main Content
Home >> Visit Us >> Visit Destinations

Visit Destinations

Your national forests and grasslands are 193 million acres of vast, scenic beauty waiting for you to discover. Visitors who choose to recreate on these public lands find more than 150,000 miles of trails, 10,000 developed recreation sites, 57,000 miles of streams, 122 alpine ski areas, 338,000 heritage sites, and specially designated sites that include 9,100 miles of byways, 22 recreation areas, 11 scenic areas, 439 wilderness areas, 122 wild and scenic rivers, nine monuments, and one preserve. And remember, “It’s All Yours.”

Rec Area Description Status
Rec area marker Walk in the Past #616 Trailhead  Trailhead for Walk in the Past - Trail #616.
open
Rec area marker Walker Trailhead Provides access to: Crane Mountain National Recreation Trail #161 and the Drake-McDowell Semi-Primitive Non-Motorized Recreation Area. The elevation for Walker Trailhead is approximately 6,600 feet and is the closest trailhead to the North Warner Mountains. Open to hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders, it is especially popular for horseback. Amenities include one vault toilet and dispersed camping.
open
Rec area marker Wanoga Snow Play Area Sno-Park This increasingly favored sno-park provides access to both motorized and non-motorized dog-friendly winter trails, as well as opportunities for sledding and tubing.  This is also a popular area for summer mountain biking.
open
Rec area marker Wapaca - Lienhart Trailhead xxx
none
Rec area marker War Creek Trailhead Provides access to: War Creek Trail #408 within Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness. Trail enteres Lake Chelan National Recreation Area. The trail travels through a forested area which becomes thinner as you travel up the trail. This trail is a historic route that follows War Creek to a high pass that leads into the North Cascades Park Recreation area. A North Cascades National Park backcounty permit is required to camp in the recreation area. The trail has a wonderful view of the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Mountain range from the pass.
none
Rec area marker Ward Creek - Amana Gulch Trailhead This trailhead offers access to the Ward Creek trail system.
open
Rec area marker Ward Creek - Last Chance Trailhead This trailhead offers access to the Ward Creek trail system and is located within the Last Chance Campground.
open
Rec area marker Ward Creek Trailhead The Ward Creek trail is 1.4 miles long. It begins at Ward Lake and ends at Ward Creek Trailhead Parking Lot (revile Hwy). The trail is gravel-surfaced with rolling terrain providing flat and easy to hike sections with a few steeper inclines. It has been designated as an accessible trail meeting all accessible standards. It provides a link between the campgrounds and day use areas within the Ward Lake complex with the Last Chance Campground, and four other trails; the Ward Lake Trail, Connell Lake Trail, Perseverance Trail and the Salvage Interpretive Trail.
open
Rec area marker Ward Lake Nature Trailhead The Ward Lake Nature Trail is 1.5 miles long. The trail is gravel surfaced, flat and easy to hike. The most popular trail in the Ketchikan area, this nature path skirts the shore of Ward Lake. The trail offers a variety of stops, traveling through Signal Creek campground and the Ward Lake Day Use area. It is wide enough in most places to accommodate two people walking side by side.
open
Rec area marker Ward Mountain Trailhead Ward Mountain Trailhead is just a small pull out on Roaring Lion Rd. It accesses Ward Mountain Trail #208. There are no facilities however, Sawtooth trailhead is located nearby and has more amenities.
open
Skip to Main Content
Jump to Top of Page