Russian Lakes

Seward, Alaska

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This trail has two large mountain lakes, boating, camping, and fishing, as the sockeye salmon runs attract all types of wildlife, including humans.
Hiking Alaska: A Guide to Alaska's Greatest Hiking Adventures

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Hiking Alaska: A Guide to Alaska's Greatest Hiking Adventures

by Mollie Foster (Falcon Guides)

This trail has two large mountain lakes, boating, camping, and
fishing, as the sockeye salmon runs attract all types of wildlife,
including humans.

© 2017 Mollie Foster/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Fishing, Hiking
Nearby City: Seward
Length: 2.4-21.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 550 feet
Trail Type: Several options
Access: Moderate
Season & Limits: Best June through September
Features: Waterfalls
Accessibility: Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Chugach National Forest, Seward Ranger District, PO Box 390, Seward, AK 99664; (907) 288-3178; www.fs.usda.gov/ chugach/
Local Maps: USGS Seward B-8; National Geographic Kenai Fjords National Park
Topo Map: Russian Lakes Topographic Map
Guide Book: Hiking Alaska: A Guide to Alaska's Greatest Hiking Adventures Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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Recent Trail Reviews

6/23/2012

We hiked the 2.3 miles to the falls and back to the trailhead. Nice wide gravel path. If no rain, shorts and tennis shoes are fine. Dogs with bear bells worked for us, but be prepared for the surprise bicyclist as this is a family friendly trail. Great view of the falls and salmon run. Very little elevation change and no pot-holes. We didn't see any bears, but lots of warnings about them. We took bear bells and a sidearm. Great little trail.

9/1/2011

nice wide gravel trail for the first portion, beautiful lakes, cabins are a must if possible

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