This is … The trail is somewhat wide for singletrack and a bit technical with roots and rocks. Andrew Skurka linked a Hope to Homer Wilderness Classic route to a sea-rafting trip from Nuka Bay to Seward, then onward up the Seward Highway trails (Lost Lake, Primrose, Johnson Pass) and over Center Creek Pass to Placer River, then down the Arm to Girdwood, completing a wonderful grand circle traverse of the Kenai Peninsula. I wouldn’t recommend this trail for biking due to all the roots but it was a nice walk. Awesome views, not horrible weather. Definitely much steeper than the summer trail but not difficult. Beautiful views. The view is breathtaking! Stunning views the entire way along the ridge line. No signs of bears, or people for that matter.. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Packwood Lake approach: From I-5, north of Castle Rock, drive US-12 east 66.5 miles to Packwood; at the east end of town, turn right onto FR-1260 and drive 6 miles to the trailhead. Watch for fallen trees across trail. Very well preserved trail with stunning scenery! Lost Lake also has some good fishing. beautiful trail! Lost Lake trail between mile 3.5 and 4 had patchy snow yesterday, same thing for the Primrose trail. The chance to ride on the historic Iditarod Trail from its original starting point in Seward. After a very quick downhill out of the gate, the route climbs up through big forest. Amazing views. As of 12/19/19 there is a dry ground at the trailhead and the more you go up the more winter it gets. Very easy. Id reccomend 12-2ish start time! Did a thru-hike to Lost Lake Trailhead from Primrose and highly recommend it - the views of Resurrection Bay and Seward were a highlight, as well as the lake itself, which still had ice floating throughout. Just a heads up there were some bear sightings today from those I passed. We are definitely not very advanced mountain bikers and we had to carry our bikes up a lot of the steeper/root-filled sections. Start in Primrose and go across the mountain ending up at the lost lake trail head in Seward. A beautiful well travelled trail. A favorite! 14.5 miles total out and back. Surprisingly not crowded, saw comparable levels of mountain bikers to hikers. It was hot and along the ridge there was a slight breeze but not enough to keep the bugs away. Ruta Alaska, Primrose Creek Trl, Lost Lake, Seward de senderismo en Primrose, Alaska (United States). Lost Lake, Primrose Trail GPS track (download GPX or KML) How to Bike Anchorage’s Turnagain Arm . To Lost Lake T.H. Beautiful views, trail in great condition. Advanced Intermediate. We clocked about 14.3 miles on my iWatch but 15.8 miles on all trails (who knows lol) so plan accordingly. Great views once you get above the tree line. I would pick a partly cloudy to blue bird kind of day to hike this trail so you can actually see all it has to offer. Primrose Trail traverses a remarkable alpine ridge full of lakes and vistas. Rode from lost lake side up and over down towards primrose, turned off on Iditarod trail. We did a point to point hike Primrose Trail + Lost Lake Trail (North to South). So worth it! Getting There. I saw plenty of hikers and mountain bikers along the trail. OVERVIEW: Depending on where you start your ride in Anchorage, the distance from Anchorage to the town of Girdwood on the Turnagain Arm by bike is about 40 miles. Still amazing. Awesome mostly … We had been up on rainy days with low visibility but today was the exception- clear and cold.. the views were gorgeous! Bugs were fairly calm and a few people were on the trail. I parked at the fire station in Seward (where the lost lake trail head meets the highway), then rode the 13.5 miles up the highway to the Primrose trail head. 14.5 miles 2075’ elevation gain. Route includes complete rides on classic trails such as the Resurrection Pass Trail, Russian Lakes Trail, Johnson Pass Trail, Lost Lake & Primrose Trails, Devils Pass Trail, and Iditarod Trails. Took about 6 hours with small breaks to pick blueberries. This trail however can be bumpy and has a narrow bridge crossing. Still some some close to frozen lake. Beautiful hike! Lost Lake/Primrose Trail Kenai Lake Alaska USA. Smokey from the fires but not too bad. Best hike I’ve ever done! What a beautiful hike! Inclines were slow and steady the whole way up, and Lost Lake is gorgeous! Beautiful trail, but it’s sad to see that many trees are sick or dead. A very cool experience regardleds and I'll be back in the summer to see the lake. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/alaska/lost-lake-via-primrose-trail Continued on from Lost Lake and did the Primrose trail. I also had an encounter (didn’t see the bear, but heard a very loud audible growl from within a bush). I think this is a really wonderful trail that is 16 miles long. Great trail to bring your dogs and/or children. Theres a point where the only pair of footprints I saw turned around just about when the snow gets crazy and I went on for probably another mile. The trail is in good condition overall but does have some hazardous areas. Difficult. Beautiful hike with sprinkles of rain. Nice reward at the end - but it's a long trail with very little variation. GORGEOUS! It was a rollicking berry-picking extravaganza. The climb up was a little tougher than I’m used to (it was also the first hike of the season for me), but worth it 100%. Ascension. : Mount Pickering This 13,485-foot summit rises above Sky Blue Lake to offer sweeping views of the Sierra. Only wish it wasn’t so foggy on the way up so that we could get better views. Answer 1 of 11: We will be in Seward this July as part of our upcoming Alaska trip. Within season, another tricky issue can be figuring out how muddy a trail will be due to recent rain, and whether they will be worth the drive. This trail however can be bumpy and has a narrow bridge crossing. You hike through several types of veg including above tree line for a long portion. Windy! (by reservation only); the winter trail is 1.77 miles and begins at 0.25 mile. The trail is rated as moderate and offers a number of activity options. Absolutely beautiful views and lovely wildflowers. With a smaller and more capable group, our scoutmaster decided to have us do a point-to-point: up the Primrose Trail 7.5 miles on a Friday, then 7.5 miles back down the Lost Lake side on Sunday, for a total of 15 miles with a day off in between. Tons of mountain bikers but most gave us a heads up when then were near. To anyone who has the impression this is a uphill hike with a lot of views along the way like I thought, it's not. It is uphill most of the way, so be tough. Trail is all good conditions. We hit light snow around 2200 feet, but just a dusting. Already thinking of another trip up to camp out by the lake. Lost Lake Trail Mon 09 Tues 17 . Good trail sharing. muddy and snowy towards the top, with some sections of the trail covered in snow. snow up to about mid shin. We completed this in early September and the vegetation still had plenty of red colors. I'm 5'8 and I didnt expect there to be snow up to my waist about halfway up. It’s long, so bring snacks lol. utilizing summer trail it’s 15.- miles. Cross a stream (no bridge). Lost Lake is a very popular route so the trail is also a little trenched in places. Hands down my favorite hike accessible from Girdwood and Seward. Nicely maintained. A must do trail here in Alaska. Didn't make for the most awesome experience. Wish we started earlier than 4pm, didnt have much sunlight at the lake. If you plan on camping you can’t have fires after certain points on the trail. Took the winter trail on the way up and it was pretty muddy. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. It is not marked but you'll know you're near when you hear the gush of the water. In full sun from miles 5 to almost 12. Easy climb to the lake. I would recommend this trail only to those who are extremely comfortable with steep inclines and rocks . Possible 14.8-mile hike by connecting to the Primrose Trail at Lost Lake. Lots of berries to pick this time of year. Conditions were amazing but pretty technical in some spots. Starting at the Primrose Campground and ending at the Bear Creek Fire Department, the course uses a U.S. Forest Service Trail through Lost Lake in Chugach National Forest. Primrose Trail. Lots of off trail scouting. Contact: Tim Cook. Difficulty. Great views and fairly easy. There are numerous short, sometimes steep climbs and short, enjoyable descents. What to say about this trail is just WOW! About; Getting There; Photos; Share This trail is also called the Primrose trail at the north end. This is also a great hike in the summer for tree huggers. We skied 6 miles, though the skiing was a bit slow due to pollen on the snow. Pretty easy run overall- join the virtual race for cystic fibrosis! After the first 7.5 miles, you’ll link up with the Primrose Trail on the east side of Lost Lake. Otherwise, the rating would be different. Box 390 Seward, AK 99664 907-224-3374. The middle section of the trail was filled with blueberries that will be ripe in about 3 weeks. Lost Lake (Primrose trail): mile 17, turn right on Primrose spur rd go to the end about a mile, parking lot is a circle drive, trail is about 8 miles that anyone can make. Originally we were going to do an out-and-back hike, up the Lost Lake side 6 miles, then back out the same way. Alaska Department of Fish and Game stocks this lake annually with 40 brood stock and 1000 catch able size rainbow trout. We like to bike and are quite used to it, and we have considered biking Lost Lake trail. Descarga el track GPS y sigue el recorrido del itinerario del sendero desde un mapa. You start in some trees at the base then soon it opens up to beautiful views. This review is from someone who tried to bike from Primrose trail head up to the lake and back. I turned around about 3 quarters of the way through due to timing with the sun going down. Ascent is very slow and steady without any technical or challenging portions. Gorgeous hike! I'd estimate it's about 100 yards beyond a footbridge over a creek. We kept wondering why everyone was passing us the opposite way. Donate to the Lost Lake Run. Fantastic trail, probably my favorite in Alaska. A must for any travelers. To register, click here. It was a great hike. This trail begins behind Roosevelt Lodge and climbs 300 feet (91 m) onto the bench. This small detour from the main trail is worth the view! Once up in the mountains the site was beautiful. The summer trail is easy with stunning views the entire way. Gorgeous, definitely coming back in the fall. Lost Lake Trail. To read more about this trip, see: Cycling the Arm — Bicycling Anchorage's Coastal Trail, Lost Lake, and the Turnagain Arm. Sunday, July 1, 2018 - Beautiful views above tree line on a barely cloudy day. This scenic trail begins at the Primrose Campground on the southern end of Kenai Lake and climbs ~1,700 ft to Lost Lake at the base of Mt. Trail was in great condition. The only downside was biting flies, but at a normal walking speed they leave you completely alone. Trail Markers Gallery; T-Shirt Gallery; Select Page. Awesome trail- very well kept and easy to follow. Primrose Trail Lost Lake Trail Russian Lakes Trail (after a few good killing frosts) South half of Johnson Pass Trail (after a few good killing frosts) The Kenai at its best! This scenic trail begins at the Primrose Campground on the southern end of Kenai Lake and climbs ~1,700 ft to Lost Lake at the base of Mt. Would definitely do this again! First over night backpacking trip with Girls Who Hike Ak! I wish I brought a fishing pole!! We did a 6 min (3 min walk one way) detour on the Primrose side (barely visible short trail) to view of the waterfalls you could hear roaring. Jun 15, 2016 Dave Gagnon. Register Donate. It begins in a beautiful rainforest and eventually takes you up to a multiple of beautiful lakes in high meadows. Not all the best trails are in national parks, that’s for sure. Gods handiwork and no words to adequately describe the beauty. Long but great trail with awesome views. So, definitely don't recommend trying to bike up from Primrose unless you've got some experience and skill. Hiked N to S today, 14.8 miles. Spectacular views! Registration closes on Monday September 7, 2020. I also hike in from the other side to hit up Dale Clemens cabin which is 2.5 on the winter trail. Gorgeous day out 29mi Jul 9, 2016 Makenzie Jorgensen. Started late, came back in the dark with headlights and it was still great. Mostly you're in a nice forest but with few, if any, views. It did a great job at keeping the mud at bay. Lost Lake, Primrose Trail GPS Track Chugach National Forest, Alaska. Clear Fork approach: From Packwood, drive east on Highway 12 for six miles, and turn right onto Forest Road 46. Steady incline the whole way up. If you just do the Primrose side, make sure you check the bridge out on the other side of the lake in order to view the creek flowing through the chasm. We couldn’t make it to the top as there was still your a bit of snow right at where the tree line starts to thin out, possibly 1/8 to 1/4 mile from the top. This is a hike worth saving for a bluebird day because the views are spectacular. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/alaska/lost-lake-trail--2 Hotel in Seward. The well-marked trail is approximately 15.75 miles cross-country with a peak elevation of 2,100 feet. Between mile 4 of the Lost Lake trail to Primrose Trail mile 5 is solid snow 2-5 feet deep in most places. Denver and I promptly hopped in the car and drove to their ending place, which was to be our starting spot. And wow we’re the stars amazing! Lost Lake starts at its namesake trailhead. This trail travels through the rainforest and is underneath the forest canopy for the entire length of the trail. This hike was very beautiful, the lake was big with plenty of places to camp. Ascension. Lost Lake (Primrose trail): mile 17, turn right on Primrose spur rd go to the end about a mile, parking lot is a circle drive, trail is about 8 miles that anyone can make. Within season, another tricky issue can be figuring out how muddy a trail will be due to recent rain, and whether they will be worth the drive. Stay straight when the trail intersects with a doubletrack and then bear left at an intersection with the winter/horse route. Daily bag and possession limit is 10 per day in any combination, only one … TRAILS USED: Lost Lake, Primrose: TRAIL TRAFFIC: Light to Moderate: TRIP TYPE: Overnight Hike: MORE INFORMATION: Chugach National Forest USDA Forest Service Seward Ranger District 334 4th Avenue P.O. However, the views and riding at the top by the lake are phenomenal and the ride back down was most supreme. The trail is wide, moderate grade and breathtaking views at the top. Beautiful hike we went up on the 4th of July and very little traffic. From Lost Lake the trail follows the contour around the hillside to the Petrified Tree parking area, crosses the … Went up the summer side of the trail. I didn’t have time to go all the way to the lake today but what I saw was beautiful. Lost Lake Trail is a 22.2 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Seward, Alaska that features a lake and is rated as moderate. Here it joins the Roosevelt horse trail and continues west to Lost Lake. Lost Lake via Primrose Trail is a 13.3 mile out and back trail located near Seward, Alaska that features a lake. A most do hike in Alaska! We had to take the shoes off and wade a bit before the hike back. Within that mile I saw lynx and moose tracks. 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