Skilak Lookout Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews

Skilak Lookout Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cooper Landing, Alaska that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until September.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
879 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

8 days ago

it's narrow, muddy, and a bunch of bugs but the views are stunning

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Stumbled upon a black bear very early in the hike. The bear ran off. Continued on. The view from the top and about half way up is beautiful

2 months ago

It was a great hike with amazing views! Very muddy at the bottom.

hiking
2 months ago

I added this trail as a new trail, because the only other one (that I could find anyway) is combined with Bear Mountain, which is a completely different trail. I enjoyed this trail because of the view at the top. This was my 1st hike in AK, so I think I chose a good one to start out with. Little muddy at the bottom in spots but was able to walk to the side and stay pretty much mud-free the entire trip. Took me about 3 hours in total, and that included some extra lounging and photo-taking time. Did not see any wildlife at all.

hiking
2 months ago