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Lost Lake Trail is a 13.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Seward, Alaska that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 13.8 mi Elevation gain 2,631 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Hiking Mountain biking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Forest Lake Views Waterfall Wild flowers Wildlife Muddy Rocky Snow
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Jessica B
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Hiking

A favorite! Started late, came back in the dark with headlights and it was still great. Windy!

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Jonathan Grumbles
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Backpacking

Went up the summer side of the trail. Spectacular views! Not all the best trails are in national parks, that’s for sure.

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Nicholas Moriarty
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HikingGreat!

Hands down my favorite hike accessible from Girdwood and Seward. The summer trail is easy with stunning views the entire way. This is a hike worth saving for a bluebird day because the views are spectacular. We clocked about 14.3 miles on my iWatch but 15.8 miles on all trails (who knows lol) so plan accordingly. The hike to lost lake from Primrose is more of a challenge with the same end payoff.

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Ian Malone
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Took the winter trail on the way up and it was pretty muddy. Definitely much steeper than the summer trail but not difficult. I didn’t have time to go all the way to the lake today but what I saw was beautiful. The walk back on the summer trail was an easy stroll

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Whitney Peterson
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C L
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Way down was easier than up

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Melissa Kapelari
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Backpacking

Best hike I’ve ever done! And wow we’re the stars amazing!

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Ian Weygand
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Hiking

Awesome hike a lot of mushrooms

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C L
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Hiking

Easy climb to the lake. Wish we started earlier than 4pm, didnt have much sunlight at the lake. Id reccomend 12-2ish start time!

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Marie Meihls
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Joshua Berry
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Diane Baker
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Sarah Cline
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Hiking

Hands down, best hike that we've been on in Alaska. You hike through several types of veg including above tree line for a long portion. Trail was in great condition.

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Devon Stonerock
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Long but great trail with awesome views. 14.5 miles total out and back.

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Chelsea Cassell
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Michael Nardelli
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Just a heads up there were some bear sightings today from those I passed. I also had an encounter (didn’t see the bear, but heard a very loud audible growl from within a bush).

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Patty Whited
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BackpackingGreat!

Awesome trail! Best views- best hike ever.

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John Franklin
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Hiking

What a beautiful hike! We completed this in early September and the vegetation still had plenty of red colors. Like others have highlighted, this starts out as forest and expands to field, then tundra. Only wish it wasn’t so foggy on the way up so that we could get better views.

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Sean Poynter
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Laurel Michelle
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Stunning views the entire way along the ridge line. We did it as a point to point but it can also be done as an out and back to the lake

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Patty Whited
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Awesome!! Best hike ever.

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Kristina Boedtger
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Kate Keeler
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Hiking

Gorgeous hike! Beautiful views, trail in great condition. Moderate inclines make this gain over miles much easier than the Harding Icefield hike. I saw plenty of hikers and mountain bikers along the trail.

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Michael Dykstra
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Fantastic trail, probably my favorite in Alaska. You start in some trees at the base then soon it opens up to beautiful views. When you reach the flatter plateau portion at the top there are wild blueberries which you can eat, and the views open up on both sides which makes an ideal hike. Ascent is very slow and steady without any technical or challenging portions.

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Laura Orenga
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Mikaela Magbanua
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Hiking

GORGEOUS! Took about 6 hours with small breaks to pick blueberries.

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Christy Youngblood
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14.5 miles 2075’ elevation gain. Pretty easy run overall- join the virtual race for cystic fibrosis!

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Megan Heinecke
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Michael G
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It was a rollicking berry-picking extravaganza. Tons of blueberries and some salmon berries and watermelon berries. Great views once you get above the tree line. Tons of mountain bikers but most gave us a heads up when then were near. Good trail sharing.

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Hannah Mayo
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Gorgeous, definitely coming back in the fall. Amazing views.

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