Eklutna Lakeside Trail

Eagle River, Alaska 99577

Eklutna Lakeside Trail

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"This popular trail is utilized year-round by local Alaskans for most every type of outdoor recreational activity. The well-traveled, extremely scenic, and easy-to-follow trail allows for various means of travel. Many people bike this trail or use ATVs (on designated days), allowing them to make the out-and-back trip in one day.

If you hike it, you will probably want to make it a two-day trip. The trail follows the Eklutna Lake shoreline for most of the way and then runs along glacial gravel bars. Waterfalls, steep canyon walls, and wildlife such as bears, moose, Dall sheep, mountain goats, and numerous bird species are prominent in the area."

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"This popular trail is utilized year-round by local Alaskans, with most every type of outdoor recreational activity available and extraordinary foliage colors in the fall. It is well traveled, extremely scenic, and allows for various means of travel." Read more

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Trail Information

Eagle River
Nearby City
300 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
5 to 6 hours
All year
Snowmobiling, Skiing
Additional Use
USGS Anchorage
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018