Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area

Soldotna, Alaska

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The Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area offers a number of trails that start from the Skilak Lake Road. Several of the most interesting are highlighted here. All offer views of the mountain wilderness south of Skilak Lake and the Kenai River. Hunting is restricted to promote wildlife-viewing opportunities. Watch for spruce grouse, moose, and an occasional bear. This hike description includes the following trails: Hideout Trail, Hidden Creek Trail and Skilak Lookout.

Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area Professional Review and Guide

"The Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area offers a number of trails that start from the Skilak Lake Road. Several of the most interesting are highlighted here. All offer views of the mountain wilderness south of Skilak Lake and the Kenai River.

Hunting is restricted to promote wildlife-viewing opportunities. Watch for spruce grouse, moose, and an occasional bear. This hike description includes the following trails: Hideout Trail, Hidden Creek Trail and Skilak Lookout."

Activity Type: Hiking, Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Soldotna
Distance: 11
Elevation Gain: 1,950 feet
Trail Type: Several options
Duration: 8 hours
Season: May-October
Local Contacts: Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
Local Maps: Trails Illustrated “Kenai National Wildlife Refuge”
Driving Directions: Directions to Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area

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May 2018