Otterbahn Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Seldovia, Alaska that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length1.6 miElevation gain262 ftRoute typeLoop
kid friendlyCampingHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRunningBeachDog friendlyForestRiverViewswild-flowersWildlifeBugsMuddy
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The trailhead is right next to the school in downtown Seldovia

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Francesca Watkins
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Hiking

Nice trail to get a the blood flowing. Short and sweet. Bear scat on the trail, but we didn't see any. So peaceful.

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Chris Irwin
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Hiking

A great little hike with amazing ocean views. Well maintained trails, and lots to see. Didn’t see any bears but there was lots a bear scat.

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Stephanie Lacerte
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Hiking

Great little hike through the forest hills and salmon berry bushes to the crystal clear watered bay. Beautiful area, slightly busy trail, definitely a must do if in Seldovia.

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Oliver Stohlmann
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Hiking

Beautiful trail through interesting forest, very easy walking from Seldovia to the Outside Beach there. The trail is being kept in good shape and includes a few board walks over muddy territory that give it a special feel. The route depicted on All Trails is not accurate anymore as this trail has been extended to the east at the top, along those beaches and I understand people are being discouraged from taking the loop. (although there's still a well-trodden track and perhaps nobody stopping you from going there) Perhaps most rewarding we found the beach itself, and the views across the bay from there. Also, once on the beach, we spotted a bald eagle nest high up in a tree with both eagles and chicks. Glad we had binoculars. Seldovia as such seems a quiet little place. This trail is a major attraction and I recommend to take the time for it. Biggest snag is the price of the ferry from Homer: $40.00 per person each way (July 2019).

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Beate Stöß
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Hiking

Nice hike in Seldovia: woods, beach, meadows/swamp. We liked it very much.

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Courtney Jochens
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Hiking

Beautiful hike with my mom and son. My son is 4 and handled it like a champ. Very leisurely hike. Minimal inclines and the view at the end is spectacular! A must do if your in Seldovia!

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Kayla Hicks
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Walking

Really cool trail. It was a beautiful day when I went. I am not a seasoned hiker nor am I athletic, but I made it through this pretty easily with my husband and 10 year old. Some steeper hills but the elevation was varied so it wasn't all just straight up or down. The beach was secluded, great views, and there were a lot of little rocks.

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Kjell Nordgaard
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Excellent views of the volcanoes across Cook Inlet extraordinary Flora very picky as well

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Jenny Smith
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Took some family over on the ferry for the day and decided to do this hike in Seldovia. We (four adults and one preteen) took seven kiddos, eight and younger on the hike. (Their ages were 8, 7, 4, 2, 2, and two babies) The only ones exclusively carried were the four month old and six month old. All the others walked most, if not all of the way! There were salmon berries and blueberries along the trail, which was maintained and in great condition. The trail winds through the forest with several small hills and opens out onto the beach with beautiful views and plenty of rocks and shells for the kids collections. There’s lots of roots in the trail, some boardwalks over marshy areas, and clearly someone taking care of the trail and cutting steps through fallen trees. Trailhead is right near the elementary school and clearly marked signs if you follow to the end of Main Street. It was a fantastic short hike with all our kiddos!

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Quinn Sawyer
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Shelley Biss
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Jesse Hughes
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Kraig Adams
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Kraig Adams
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Kraig Adams
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Aaron Milner
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Lisa Rooney
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Eloy Garcia-gutierrez
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Amanda Davis
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Matt Anthony
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