Red Shirt Lake Trail is a 6 mile out and back trail located near Willow, Alaska that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until October.
Nice easy hike that leads to beautiful Red Shirt Lake. That being said, the mosquitos were out in the hundreds when we went on this hike. The Pike fishing was awesome and the lake was gorgeous. Not a lot of people out on it because you have to hike to get to it, so great if you want to get away from the crowds. On the hike back the mosquitos weren't nearly as bad; but still, be prepared!
By Alaska standards, this is a very easy hike. Not much elevation gain at all, if any. I would recommend waiting until the weather is colder to take this hike, though, because of the bugs. Mosquitoes the size of small birds will eat you alive out here amidst a number of area lakes. When you get to Red Shirt Lake, it is a great peaceful spot to fish, canoe or just lie on the bank.