Ptarmigan Creek Trail



Difficulty: Easy

Distance: 7.5 miles

Elevation Gain: Less than 500ft

Type: Out-and-Back

The trail is hilly at first but then levels out for the remainder of the hike. There are nice campsites at both ends of the lake. Hikers can also go check out the remains of an old mining cabin on the eastern shore of Ptarmigan Lake.

Features: Kid Friendly, Running

Getting There

Latitude: 60.4057
Longitude: -149.3621
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Ptarmigan Creek Trail Points

Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Gain: 1056 feet

Begin­ning 103 miles south of Anchor­age on the Seward High­way, the 3.5‑mile-long Ptarmi­gan Lake Trail makes for a fine fam­i­ly out­ing. The lake itself is a long and nar­row body of water squeezed between ridges and moun­tains that tow­er as high as 6,000 feet. It even offers a small beach upon which to relax and enjoy the view while cool­ing your feet.