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on Eklutna Lakeside Trail

11 days ago

Great if you have a family and small children and want a trail that’s easy for everyone.

Such an amazing and incredible hike with views to last a lifetime! Definitely a good hike. The hike itself is a for intermediate hikers. Or if you want to take more breaks to complete it. It’s challenging not difficult.

fishing
3 months ago

Hello twins. ;)

I really liked this trail as an easy walk to escape the city. It is all paved, but there are some opportunities to go into the woods if you like (near Earthquake Park for example). It also has the outer planets of the Solar System trail that starts at downtown Anchorage which is very cute and educational. I got up to Neptune -- next time I will make it to Pluto (six hours from the sun in downtown - I started too late).

hiking
4 months ago

Love Eklutna Lake. Many great hikes around here and I highly recommend staying a night or two at the Serenity Falls Hut after mile 12. Look forward to returning soon.

Nice bike ride and easy trail. On a clear day you can see Mount Denali.

The trail is very easy. You could ride your bike or take young kids with no problem. We didn't make it to the end, so maybe the view there justifies it. There is some beautiful scenery along the way, but the trail runs very close to the road. You hear every car that drives by and can often see the road. We were very disappointed and turned around after a few miles of it not getting better.

Great trail, well used. Wide, flat, smooth.

16 Aug 2018 - Flat and well maintained trail. Perfect trail for walking the pups, great scenery, lots of pollen flying from the fireweed, smooth trail to run, and pretty awesome to watch the planes depart/arrive! Saw a couple people on bikes as well, it’s a pretty wide trail to easily share.

5 months ago

Great bike ride!

Scenic trail. Part boardwalk, part gravel, very flat and wide. Mountain, forest, and stream views. Green and lush in summer. Ferns, moss, berries.

Can park at salmon viewing platform parking lot (then walk 150 meters straight back on road through campground to trail) and walk a shorter portion of the trail if desired. Glacier view from salmon viewing parking lot (Williwaw Fish Viewing Platform on Google maps).

hiking
5 months ago

If you take the lower trail along the lake it takes you to a cabin. From there follow the Quartz Lake trail past the cabin and to the right of the outhouse. When you get to the road the trail parallels the road back to the dock. There are 3 different trail-heads for this loop the main trail-head is on an unmarked dirt road on the left just before you drop down to the boat ramp and campground

Beautiful hike lots of atvs and bikes but they all slowed down for those of us who where walking.

backpacking
5 months ago

Beautiful! Gorgeous day. Kids had a great time. Views were exellent. Didn't make it the full 25 miles around the lake but had a great time nonetheless.

walking
6 months ago

Nice walk starting near Anchorage downtown. excellent trail for biking and skateboarding.

mountain biking
6 months ago

We rode to the end of the lake by the Airstrip and a black bear ran out on the trail towards the lake so they are definitely out there! The trail itself was easy for riding and the lake is beautiful!

road biking
6 months ago

Wonderful paved trail for walking or biking. Stunning views, beautiful ferns! Great educational nites about anchorage along the way!

walking
6 months ago

This trail is a large paved path about the width of one lane of a road that runs along the highway. I would consider this to be an easy trail. Good for kids biking. It is pretty exposed so wind can be a real problem (brrrr), but the exposure does provide some gorgeous views of the Cook Inlet! I wouldn’t call this a “hike”, more like a walk.

6 months ago

beautiful but by no means a moderate trail

Some many uses, and very well located

road biking
6 months ago

Enjoyable walking or biking, but can be very windy

road biking
6 months ago

Peaceful and quiet relaxing

great trail nice stuff to see

road biking
6 months ago

Really great family adventure! The best city view is a little past earthquake park about 4ish miles from 5th Ave in downtown Anchorage.

A nice city trail. There were plenty of mosquitoes! Nice views and lots of educational signs to read and learn. We parked at Earthquake Park.

road biking
6 months ago

Definitely more hilly than I was expecting but it was a great ride! Woronzof Point Park was my favorite and we got to watch a few planes fly in above us to land. We also got super lucky and saw a moose near the earthquake park

hiking
7 months ago

So stunning! Would you 100% recommend/do again

Easy, nice walk after dinner! There was a lot of bike traffic, but still super nice!

road biking
7 months ago

Great trail for biking! I rented a 2 seater bike for me & my son from Pablo’s and experience on the trail was amazing.

walking
7 months ago

This is a paved trail with restrooms and stopping points. I bring my dogs on this trail and keep them leashed at all times. There are a few bikes that use this amazing trail and you don’t want your dog getting ran over. I pick this trail up at Bird Point right off the Seaward. 8 miles to Girdwood.

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