Eklutna Lake Trail – Anchorage, Alaska

March 20, 2016


Eklutna Lake Trail is about 13 miles one way, however we only hiked about 2.5 miles in. This trail is also in Chugach State Park, and therefore you must have $5 for parking unless you have an annual pass. The trail was very flat, followed the perimeter of the lake, and didn’t offer much of a scene change. This was a rainy day, so the weather likely contributed to the lack of aesthetics.


I think this hike would have been a much more beautiful hike on a clearer day, and a much easier hike without the fresh snow.

At the trail head there is another trail, Twin Peak Trail, that has a significant gain in elevation and is about 5 miles in length to complete. I anticipate saving the rest of the Eklutna Lake Trail for a summer day and trying the Twin Peak Trail in the near future!

This trail is also near the trailhead for Thunder Bird Falls Trail (see previous post  and next post) so we also went over to that trail before heading back to Anchorage!

For more information I found the following websites helpful:

This blog is simply a log of my personal experiences. It is not a travel guide, a trail guide, any other sort of a guide, and it is not intended to give information for replication.

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