Eklutna Lakeside Trail

Distance

13 miles

Difficulty

Easy

The start of this trail leads to the secluded Eklutna Lake, a great spot to picnic, hike, or fish. The trail is nice and easy, and takes you out 10 miles where you can then continue on to get a better look at Eklutna Glacier!

Eklutna Lakeside Trial is also a popular biking trail. Alternate days 4 wheelers have use, but they cannot use the cutoffs closest to the lake. The trail follows the lakeshore for 7 miles, then onto glacial gravel bars. The last mile is a footpath through glacial debris. You'll get views of steep canyon walls, waterfalls and Eklutna Glacier. Wildlife includes Dall sheep, mountain goats, and pikas. The Lakeside Trail also has good skiing in winter. Snowmachines are allowed on the valley floor when snow conditions are adequate to protect underlying vegetation. Climbers with glacier experience can access the "Eklutna Traverse" from this area.

Features: Kid Friendly, Bicycling, Skiing, Running

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 61.410221
Longitude: -149.13492

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Eklutna Lakeside Trail Points

Cer­tain paths lead­ing to the Eklut­na Lake­side Trail are pedes­tri­an only, so pay atten­tion to ATV trail access in the camp­grounds. ATVs are only allowed on the Eklut­na Lake­side Trail Sun­day through Wednes­day, April 1‑November 30

Found at mile 8.8 along the Eklut­na Lake­side Trail, this camp­site has bath­rooms, a pic­nic table, and a fire ring.