Looking for a great trail near Seward, Alaska? AllTrails has 13 great hiking trails, views trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Kenai Fjords National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Two Lakes Park. Ready for some activity? There are 9 moderate trails in Seward ranging from 3.4 to 14 miles and from 82 to 2,919 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!



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1 month ago

If you're visiting Seward for the weekend or while on vacation, it would be kind of silly to include Two Lakes trail in your plans. It doesn't really have any scenery. I would only include this in my plans if I was physically incapable of doing the better hikes in Seward like the Bowl or Harding Icefield Trail or Mount Alice. For something like a quick walk after work or dinner or to get the dog some exercise, it makes more sense. Went today and ice covered about half the trail. Spikes/cleats are recommended, although good footwear and a slow, careful pace may be good enough.

Beautiful, challenging, rewarding hike with amazing views. Be sure to go beyond the shelter for great views of the ice field.

Fun hike!

beautiful trail. best of everything.

3 months ago

One of my favorite hikes. Prefer it in the winter when I can do some sweet glissading on the downhill half! Done it many times in the summer as well and it's nice to hike all the way in to the bowl to the decaying glacier way back in there. Or take the ridgeline to Race Point, or even go up to Big Marathon.


Beautiful hike.

4 months ago

Well worth the effort. Camped at the top. Bring at least 3 liters of water if you're doing the whole trail, especially if the sun is out. There are many streams if you have a filter.

This hike was very beautiful, the lake was big with plenty of places to camp. I wish I brought a fishing pole!!

4 months ago

Great hike! Some sections of steep, loose rock but overall very satisfying. Gives a great view of Seward.

Super quick and easy jaunt. The big lake is stunning .. like glass!

Easy, quick, beautiful hike!

mountain biking
4 months ago

This review is from someone who tried to bike from Primrose trail head up to the lake and back. Apparently, most individuals who bike it prefer to start at the Lost Lake trail head and through bike up to the lake and down to Primrose. We kept wondering why everyone was passing us the opposite way. Otherwise, the rating would be different. We bit off way more than we could chew trying to bike up this way. We are definitely not very advanced mountain bikers and we had to carry our bikes up a lot of the steeper/root-filled sections. Didn't make for the most awesome experience. However, the views and riding at the top by the lake are phenomenal and the ride back down was most supreme. So, definitely don't recommend trying to bike up from Primrose unless you've got some experience and skill. Other than that the trail was absolutely wonderful!

Easy, well marked trail with the first quarter mile of asphalt. Bring a jacket if it's windy... the breeze off the glacier is cold!
Since the glacier is receding, the overlook gets you close, but not quite up to it. can still get great pics.

4 months ago

Hi guys!!! We did it with two my Siberian Huskies Woooooo

Jeep trail tough for an out shape gal but all the way to the end of skyline....soo worth the view

Beautiful scenery & very well maintained trail! Easy hike. Take your kids they should be able to complete it. However be careful. We Crossed paths with a hungry bear (just a black bear which poses little threat to humans) eating salmon in the river the trail runs through.

Gruelling hike up and down but well worth every bit of the effort. one of the most amazing and rewarding views in my 66 years on the planet

easy trail to the overlook point.. good glacier view..

on Mount Marathon

5 months ago

Great hike, we saw a moose on the way to the top. Its not the easiest one but at the same time its great feeling go to the top of mountain and have an amazing view :)

5 months ago

One of the most beautiful hike in Kenai Pensilvania.

5 months ago

Dang my feet hurt! And my knees! Good thing this was a pretty hike! Saw like 8 marmots!! And the icefield, which was pretty cool too. Sept 11, 2018. 7.5 hr RT.

Spectacular hike! Starts fairly wooded, at the Meadows overlook breaks out into open territory and beautiful alpine meadows. Every stop off provides a beautiful view, so don’t feel shortchanged if you can not make it the entire way up. We climbed to Top of the Cliffs and were rewarded with a beautiful view of the Icefield, glacier, even a black bear grazing on berries about 200 yds away. Plenty of people on the trail but good to bring bug and bear spray just in case. Took about 4 hours round trip, but we took our time and picked raspberries and blueberries along the way :) a must do for anyone visiting the area.

Best hike I ever done !

5 months ago

Amazing pretty much sums it up. Nice steady incline going up, lots of stops for berries because.. hello! It's September and somehow there are tong of blueberries out. Stayed at the lake for 2 nights.. could have stayed the rest of my life honestly. The hike out is also amazing! we enjoyed lunch at the peak and enjoyed 360° views!

5 months ago

One of our favorite overnight backpack outings. We typically camp at Primrose Friday night and overnight somewhere along the way. It's a great way to introduce new folks to backpacking with good terrain, a variety of landscapes and rewarding views at the top!

This year, we had glorious weather on Saturday, but just as we past the lake and hit the ridge, miserable cold drizzle and fog rolled in. Incessant rain all night and less than 20 ft visibility the next morning. We booked it out. Still, a great way to spend the weekend!

5 months ago

Amazing views!

Amazing views!!!The trail is strenuous, but absolutely worth it.

Honestly, I used to be an avid hiker but I’m currently pretty dang out of shape and was questioning if I should attempt this trail- it was SO worth it!!! Out of all the amazing hikes in different states that I’ve done, I dare say this was my most favorite!! The pictures don’t do it justice! My husband and I took our time and we were both in AWE! So, so worth it. And if you’re questioning if it’s too hard, just know you can do it- doesn’t matter if everyone is passing you on the way up, you will be so amazed by how beautiful the views are.

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