Rabbit Lake Trail

MODERATE 38 reviews
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Rabbit Lake Trail is a 8.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Anchorage, Alaska that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking.

DISTANCE
8.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1791 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

camping

hiking

forest

lake

river

The route to Rabbit Lake is a long, moderate climb up an old road bed that eventually turns to singletrack. Your reward for the long climb is that the trail ends at a gorgeous alpine lake. The area is popular in the summer with hikers and skiers in the winter, so you'll likely not be the only one on the trail.

6 days ago

8 days ago

Went with a friend and made plans to come back again when it's nicer

14 days ago

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15 days ago

15 days ago

Amazing hike for just about anyone. Has incline, narrow trails in bushes and trees, and then it opens up and flattens out a bit just before the lake. The feeling when you reach the top of that very last hill to see the amazing view of the lake makes the hike completely worth it and that's exactly why it's my favorite! Reaching the top of that hill to see the lake, and running down the massive incline at the start of the trail on your way back are the best feelings. I'd say if you're a hiker at all, you have to do it at least once. It's definitely on the easier side that's for sure. For someone whose active, it takes me about an hour out and an hour back with around a 45 min rest at the lake.

hiking
29 days ago

so it was a beautiful hike yesterday. people are right... tons of rocks on the trails so watch your knees! to find thid place it on the way to flat top but instead of parking in that main cliff spot everyone parks for flat top, you head farther done the road and you will hit a dead end where the journey to rabbit creek lake begins! the lake is mesmerizing.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

No throwing sticks found near the lake for dogs, grab one on the way.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Nice walk through a glacier valley to a lake. Finished the hike off by seeing a moose on the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Rocks everywhere

hiking
1 month ago

Rocks everywhere

1 month ago

Great hike. Not that difficult. When we went up it was still frozen but still beautiful.

1 month ago

1 month ago

So close to Flat top. A great trail for a good hike.

hiking
1 month ago

It's worth the hike for sure! Just make sure you go a little early if you're going to enjoy the water at the end.

1 month ago

This is a great hike for beginners and intermediate hikers. Not for the extreme unless they want a leisurely hike. I like the incline at the first half and the level part on the 2nd half to the lake. Scenery is beautiful just like all of Alaska.

2 months ago

Relatively easy hike. Pretty flat as well