Horseshoe Lake Trail

EASY 16 reviews
#3 of 7 trails in

Horseshoe Lake Trail is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Healy, Alaska that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
429 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

6 months ago

Loved this hike! It actually has one very steep section to it. You can hike all the way around the lake. Gorgeous scenery and vistas.

8 months ago

Very beautiful and easy trail.

hiking
8 months ago

great spot to observe beavers

hiking
8 months ago

Ok trail. VERY Accessible. Has boardwalks too to keep out of the marshy pond. Trail track listed here is misleading you can hike entire way around the lake. lots of beavers our working on their dams and there is actually a train crossing during the first 1/4 mile of the trail. Time if around 1630 to see the AKRR cut through.

hiking
8 months ago

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10 months ago

Breathtaking picturesque views of the pond with the mountain backdrop. Go slow and take it all in... Nice boardwalk section, river section and tons of geologically interesting things to see if you take the full loop... Go see the beaver dam then take the rest of the trail.. Don't just turn around and go back up.

hiking
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Lovely views and great opportunities to see wildlife-including beaver, a variety of ducks and moose.

birding
Sunday, January 03, 2016

short but great little hike, beaver ponds and moose sightings.

hiking
Friday, June 26, 2015

hiking
Thursday, August 16, 2012

They are doing a good job of upgrading the trail, e.g. adding log steps on the steeper portions. You may see a beaver patrolling the dam or a moose bathing and grazing in the lake.

hiking
Tuesday, June 26, 2012

No pets on park trails. There looks to be a trail that accesses it from outside the park possibly, though. We accessed the trail from within the park near the railroad tracks. Didn't see the little "no dog" symbols on all of the trail signs. Short hike down to lake, can be steep coming back up. Well maintained.