Red Shirt Lake Trail

MODERATE 9 reviews

Red Shirt Lake Trail is a 6.5 mile out and back trail located near Willow, Alaska that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.5 miles
918 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips




Saturday, June 24, 2017

My boyfriend & I rented a cabin out on the lake. We hiked in & it was hot, not many mosquitoes, but a ton of moths which we found very pretty. We got to the lake & got our canoe. It was our dogs first time in a canoe & it went super well. We arrived at our cabin shortly after. It was magical, so quiet & beautiful. Thank you to all the volunteers who keep this amazing place going. It was amazing.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Nice rolling trail. Beautiful lake at the end. Was hoping to catch a few pike but fishing wasn't very good that day.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Nice easy hike that leads to beautiful Red Shirt Lake. That being said, the mosquitos were out in the hundreds when we went on this hike. The Pike fishing was awesome and the lake was gorgeous. Not a lot of people out on it because you have to hike to get to it, so great if you want to get away from the crowds. On the hike back the mosquitos weren't nearly as bad; but still, be prepared!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

By Alaska standards, this is a very easy hike. Not much elevation gain at all, if any. I would recommend waiting until the weather is colder to take this hike, though, because of the bugs. Mosquitoes the size of small birds will eat you alive out here amidst a number of area lakes. When you get to Red Shirt Lake, it is a great peaceful spot to fish, canoe or just lie on the bank.

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