Rabbit Lake Trail

MODERATE 48 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1466 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

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.

hiking
4 months ago

Great half day hike. Saw lots of moose! Went during fall and the colors were amazing

4 months ago

Beautiful day! 8/27/17 Didn’t stay at the lake long as it was very windy.

hiking
4 months ago

Hiked this trail 9/20/17, beautiful fall day with the colors on display. Easy elevation change with some short moderate climbs. Beautiful lake at the end with plenty of room to spread out around. Had the trail going out and the lake to myself, only saw people coming up the trail as I was leaving. Awesome hike close to town!

5 months ago

I did this for the first time yesterday! Not very challenging, but it was gorgeous and a ton of fun! I would definitely do it again!

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful day and beautiful hike!!!! Loved this trail! Not use to hiking an easy trail with magnificent views and zero elevation. Fall colors a plus!!

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike, awful weather. In town it was slightly overcast with light winds. On the trail it was extremely windy, cold, and blowing rain. Some termination dust on the mountaintops by the end of the day. Whitecaps on the lake.

6 months ago

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

6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months ago

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

hiking
7 months ago

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

hiking
7 months ago

Rocks everywhere

hiking
7 months ago

Rocks everywhere

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months 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.

7 months 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.

8 months ago

Relatively easy hike. Pretty flat as well

8 months ago

Easy hike nice walk through the valley. Next time I'll bring my swimming trunks!

8 months ago

The temp was nice until we got deeper into the valley. It got really cold and really windy. The lake was still frozen and the edges were starting to melt. The most amazing sound I've ever heard is the sound of the ice moving and clanking against itself- so soothing, so mesmerizing.

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