This is easily broken up into three short day hikes to viewpoints above Skilak Lake. These three short trails climb to fine views of the Skilak Lake country and the Kenai Mountains. Skilak Lookout, directly above the lake, is a longer hike; Bear Mountain is a shorter hike with a good view, but it's farther from the lake. Vista, farther west, looks out on the lake and the distant, wetland-dotted lowlands of the Kenai Peninsula. Don't forget the binoculars for these hikes for hearty families.
Distance: 4 miles