Eklutna Lakeside Trail

EASY 28 reviews

Eklutna Lakeside Trail is a 25.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Anchorage, Alaska that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
25.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4045 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

camping

canoeing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

skiing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

snow

Directions: Take the Eklutna Lake exit at Mile 26 on the Glenn Highway, and follow park signs ten miles to Eklutna Lake. The nearest town is Eagle River.

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25 days ago

Easy walk with nice views. Ice coverage over most of lake still 4/28.

3 months ago

breathtaking views!

7 months ago

Not a bad trail, stroller friendly

mountain biking
8 months ago

Absolutely stunning trail, and very easy!

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mountain biking
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hiking
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hiking
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walking
Friday, May 06, 2016

I love it out there. It's very busy but very well maintained and clean. The trail is extremely easy and accessible. There are several trails that fork off from the lakeside trail of you want something a bit more challenging. The area is wonderful for camping, hiking, kayaking, nature viewing, and more. Lots of great photo opportunities. Do look out for ATV's and large groups. Also people tend to let their pets off leash even though they aren't supposed to, so that can be a slight issue. Other than that this is a very nice trail to stroll along.

walking
Monday, May 02, 2016

We've been to the lake a few times and walked and biked a few miles of the trail. Tough to bike in spots due to eroded trail. Lots of foot traffic and I didn't like the ATV's as they kicked up a lot of dust. Next time I go, I'll bring the kayaks and leave the trail to others.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Absolutely beautiful! Easy but windless and comfortable (although the bugs come out after sunset in the warmer months

Saturday, April 09, 2016

camping
Saturday, September 26, 2015

Hiked out to the primitive campsites 9 miles out. There is one located by the airstrip and another one about a mile up the trail. The trail follows the lake most of the way. Beautiful views especially once you get a few miles out.