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Rabbit Lake Trail is a 8.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Anchorage, Alaska that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, nature trips, and backpacking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 8.7 mi Elevation gain 1,440 ft Route type Out & Back
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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.

Chugach State Park Headquarters Mile 115, Seward Highway (907) 345 - 5014 csp@alaska.gov

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Tiera Schroeder
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Relatively simple out and back. Not as much traffic as I expected for a Sunday. Lots of wildlife; moose, ptarmigan, porcupine, birds, squirrels, hawks, magpies, etc. Bear poop on trail. Lovey sitting and having a snack at the lake. Got windy and cold outside of tree cover about halfway to the lake, but it was fine.

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C H
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Hiking

Easy hike. Got cold and windy around miles 2 but nothing too crazy. Solo, female hiker didn’t feel unsafe, but did stay aware of my surrounding for bears.

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Antonio White
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Kaleb Notte
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Joe Scott
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Walking

I was by myself and I thought it would have been a great scenery to hike and take pictures of, only to find out that on 13th of September, 3 Grizzlies were found eating a moose carcass. Yeah, not worth the risk of taking the hike by myself with no protection.

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MsGoode Goode
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Hiking

Amazing views, saw some goats along the way. Perfect day & clear skies for this hike!

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Nicholas Bell
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Randall Jones
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Backpacking

Quick hike out from our campsite. Much better conditions than the day previous.

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Randall Jones
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mark porter
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Dariel Castro
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Hiking

Windy

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Joshua Goodwin
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HikingGreat!

Great trail although it was a little muddy in places, There is not to many inclined sections.

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Kaleb Notte
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Emmarentia Spaarwater
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Hiking

it was a great hike! it was just super windy

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William Pagaran
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Hiking

It was as if you could feel “Heaven’s Breath” and the intercession of the saints and the resistance of the devil as we began this Suicide awareness hike called Rise Above It. www.youcanriseaboveit.org. At beginning there were declarations of hope made by commissioners from the State of Alaska and many others. Hope was released, death conquered and the name of the peak is now She’s yuyuq’

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James Buckley
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Alexa Donahe
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Hiking

Muddy with some water running down the trail in places - but a lovely easy hike through a gorgeous valley. Lots of blueberries, and some fall colors starting to show on the hillsides!! Had the trail to ourselves on this rainy Tuesday afternoon. Saw a moose not far off the trail and a goat (sheep?) far away.

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Darsha Squartsoff
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CampingGreat!Rocky

Trail is a little rocky halfway and it’s a gradual climb so not too difficult. Did my first solo camping trip here and it was perfect! The lake is beautiful and there’s plenty of areas to set up camp and enjoy the views. Little windy so bring extra layers.

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Lexi B.
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HikingBugsGreat!Rocky

Great trail! Lots of rocky spots, but the trail is easy to follow. There are a few streams where the water is running down the trail, so your feet may get wet. Pretty moderate traffic on the trail, but not crowded. Took my 5 year old and she was able to do the trail no problem. Definitely one of my favorite trails.

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Zachary Edmundson
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Hiking

Awesome but long hike. 2 hours each way. 4+ hours total. Parking is very bad along road. Don’t bring a large vehicle.

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Rachael McPherson
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Hiking

I didn't make it all the way. the up was... up. it was gorgeous.

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Karriann Crowell
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Hiking

Nice steady climb. Most of the work is done in the first 3 miles then easy from there. There are wet areas so bringing a change of socks might be ideal. Not many bugs. Changing terrain. Beautiful!

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Kristina Woolston
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HikingNo shade

Lovely low elevation hike. Wide open after first couple miles. Always windy and colder at the lake than it is at the start.

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jomari mejia
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HikingGreat!
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