Russian Lakes Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews
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Russian Lakes Trail is a 21 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Cooper Landing, AK that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

21.0 miles Point to Point

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

cross country skiing

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

1 month ago

1 month ago

in all honesty we didn't hike the trail. we hiked down to the river from the campground, not using the paved area to get to the river. went salmon fishing, saw bears eating down below where we were fishing. the hike we took to the river was down the side of the gorge, at a good 60 degree down angle if not more, and had a blast going to and getting from the river to fish for salmon.

2 months ago

loved it.. very cool

hiking
3 months ago

A rainy day, but great. At the river/waterfall, we saw the spawning salmon swimming up the falls!

hiking
4 months ago

Wife, daughter and I were camping in another campground and decided to do this one in order to see the falls. We enjoyed the environment. Paths were very clean and easy to identify and walk on. We reached the falls which we thought were going to be slightly bigger but like them nonetheless. We also too another trail that was labeled for a fishing area and got to see the lower river area too. Weather was good and just a cool little trail to hike.

hiking
5 months ago

Walkable trail but hills, great for salmon fishing and viewing

hiking
5 months ago

Hilly, lots of trails off main trail, great for salmon viewing and fishing, saw a bald eagle close up

hiking
8 months ago

Very easy trail. I loved taking the trail to the river and watching the salmon try to jump the falls against the stream. Paved and fairly easy and you can park at the camp grounds.

11 months ago

11 months ago

Excellent hike starting from the campground and up to the waterfalk continuing down along the russian river where we ran into a bear! a few stones were thrown and off it went. we carried bearspray just in case. lovely scenic hike with a lot of flowers.

hiking
3 years ago

This beautiful trail takes along the Russian River past Upper and Lower Russian Lakes. Between the two lakes on a few occasions I've left the trail to see Skilak Glacier. Lots of bear on this trail and the mosquitos are vicious.