Skilak Lookout, Bear Mountain, and Vista Trails

Soldotna, Alaska 99669

Skilak Lookout, Bear Mountain, and Vista Trails

Skilak Lookout, Bear Mountain, and Vista Trails Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A variety of hikes and terrain, with stunning views of the 15-mile-long Skilak Lake in the valley below. These three short trails climb to fine views of the Skilak Lake country and the Kenai Mountains.

Skilak Lookout, directly above the lake, is a longer hike; Bear Mountain is a shorter hike with a good view, but it’s farther from the lake. Vista, farther west, looks out on the lake and the distant, wetland-dotted lowlands of the Kenai Peninsula. Don’t forget the binoculars for these hikes."

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Trail Information

Soldotna
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
0.8-2 miles
Distance
Point-to-Point
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Best mid-May through early October
Season
Waterfalls
Features
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Ski Hill Rd., PO Box 2139, Soldotna, AK 99669; (907) 262- 7021; www.fws.gov/refuge/kenai/
Local Contacts
USGS Kenai B-1 (NW); National Geographic Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
Local Maps

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