Gravel roads lead south to a parking area with a multi-use trail that meanders about 10 miles toward the northern end of Swede Lake and then continues on to the Middle Fork Gulkana Branch Trail and another half mile to Alphabet Hills Trail. It can be a wet trail, so rubber boots are recommended following rainy weather.
Another trail, the Dickey Lake Trail, can be accessed via the Swede Lake Trail. It parallels the Middle Fork of Gulkana River and can also be very wet. Rubber boots are recommended.