Lost Lake Trail

MODERATE 94 reviews
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Lost Lake Trail is a 13.8 mile lightly 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.

Distance: 13.8 miles Elevation Gain: 2,631 feet 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

hiking
snow
1 day ago

Amazing trail. Good portion of forest in the beginning all for the view to get better and better as you keep walking toward the lake. I really liked how as of 11/18/2019 there was not a drop of snow on the ground at the beginning and it very slowly gets more and more snow covered until your walking on a snow covered trail and surrounded. The footprints stopped as soon as you get over the hill and a view of the lake before it starts going downhill, so that's also when I turned around. The whole trail gave me a vibe between Acadia, Yellowstone, and North Cascades national park all in one, if those parks were on steroids

hiking
9 days ago

Biked up to lost lake! Trail conditions were good for biking, not too muddy. Would bring toe warmers next time!

mountain biking
2 months ago

Fantastic trail and amazing scenery. Rented bikes from Ron (Seward) and made a day of it. Did not see any bears but did eat some blueberries along the way.

hiking
3 months ago

well defined path, easy to find and follow. some elevation gain but easy to moderate trail for sure. differing scenery, the beginning hikes through a forest before opening up to sweeping views of the surrounding mountain ranges. was pretty chilly near the lake, but warm everywhere else. overall this was an amazing hike!

A few more signs to get to the campsite would be nice. Nice hike, great landscapes!

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

Steep inclines at parts but worth the effort. Watch out for lots of mountain bikes on the trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Although there was some harder parts of the trail, it was pretty easy. We started it early in the morning because we didn't want to hike when the weather is hot. But it was cloudy day, so it was perfect for us. The views were outstanding. Once I get my camera out of a backpack, I never put it back - I have a almost 200 pictures from this hike. We were alone at the end of the trail (where the Lost Lake is) so I tried to go for a swim there. Not a good idea - the water was REALLY cold. But all in all, it was a great hike! I loved it.

hiking
bugs
no shade
off trail
rocky
3 months ago

A trail to take your time in to soak in the scenery. Camp it if you can, campsites at the lake and also in near the winter cabin in the middle of the trail stretch.

hiking
bugs
3 months ago

What’s not to love about this trail, except the pesky flies and mosquitoes- so be prepared! Watch out for dogs and cyclists- sometimes they appear out of nowhere. Would like to have gone down the other way- out Primrose if we had the time to orchestrate it!

hiking
bugs
no shade
4 months ago

Trail is clearly marked and easy to navigate. Start is in a wooded area and just about the steepest part of the hike. There are a few sections with no cover from the sun. Lake is beautiful but we could only see 1/3 of the scenery due to smoke from the fire.

hiking
4 months ago

One of the best tours through the Alaskan mountainside you could ask for. Took the summer route to the top but lost the last bit of the trail in the snow (near the bridge and cabin sign toward the end). Still wandered around a bit and got some amazing photos. I would hike this trail again in a heartbeat.

hiking
rocky
snow
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Nice forest trail for around 9km then solid trudging through the snow for the final 2km to the lake. Can get a lovely view of the lake 9km in though so crampons are not strictly necessary but quite helpful for the final 2km. Took 4hrs from the car park to the lake and back...

hiking
snow
5 months ago

hiking
bridge out
muddy
off trail
rocky
snow
5 months ago

backpacking
Wed Sep 05 2018

Amazing pretty much sums it up. Nice steady incline going up, lots of stops for berries because.. hello! It's September and somehow there are tong of blueberries out. Stayed at the lake for 2 nights.. could have stayed the rest of my life honestly. The hike out is also amazing! we enjoyed lunch at the peak and enjoyed 360° views!

backpacking
Wed Sep 05 2018

One of our favorite overnight backpack outings. We typically camp at Primrose Friday night and overnight somewhere along the way. It's a great way to introduce new folks to backpacking with good terrain, a variety of landscapes and rewarding views at the top! This year, we had glorious weather on Saturday, but just as we past the lake and hit the ridge, miserable cold drizzle and fog rolled in. Incessant rain all night and less than 20 ft visibility the next morning. We booked it out. Still, a great way to spend the weekend!

Thu Aug 23 2018

Awesome overnight backpack with fishing opportunities. Loved this trail with great views looking back to Resurrection Bay.

Sat Aug 04 2018

The person who told us about this trail really undersold it. It is amazing! One of the highlights of our trip so far! Fairly lightly trafficked, especially in the morning. Almost everyone does carry bear spray and you should too (although we didn’t see any bear droppings). Adventure 60 in town rents it at $12 a day so pick some up before you hit the trail.

Thu Aug 02 2018

The most beautiful view of Seward and Res Bay like i’ve never seen before.

bird watching
Wed Jul 18 2018

We hiked to the upper most point of this trail where you can look downward at Lost Lake and enjoy a lunch break with a 360 view. Thats 5.5 miles in and again back out. In took us 2 hours 50 minutes. Out took 2 hours 20 minutes. The views of the mountains, Seward and the bay, the waterfalls.... wildflowers. Great hike.

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