Carter / Crescent Lake


Trail features wildflowers, excellent views and the promise of rainbow trout and grayling.Trail is short but steep and can be muddy. Hike 1 more mile to Crescent Lake or make a 17.7 mile traverse to the Cresent Lake trailhead.

Access: Seward Highway milepost 34.

1,000ft elevation gain and distance one way 3.4 miles

Russian River Falls


Wide, easily assessed family trail with beautiful view of Russian River Falls. Look for jumping salmon June - August.

Access: Sterling Highway milepost 52 (you must enter Russian River Campground).

400 ft. elevation gain and distance one way 2.4 miles

Ptarmigan Creek


This short but sometimes steep family trail paralleling the river is 3.5 miles up to the beautiful turqoise, grayling filled Ptarmigan Lake. Trail continues another 3.6 miles along the shoreline.

Access: Seward Highway milepost 23. Trailhead starts from the Ptarmigan Creek Campground.

450ft elevation gain, distance one way: 3.5 - 7.1 miles.

Lost Lake


Gain 2000 ft. in the first four miles, then amble through the amazing Alpine vista another 3 miles to the lake.

Access: Seward Highway milepost 5. Turn west on Scott way which turns into Samantha way, then left on Heather Lee lane. Take first right on Hayden Lane and follow to Lost Lake Trailhead.

1,820 foot elevation - distance one way: 7.3 miles

Harding Icefield


This strenuous trail provides stunning views of the 700 square mile long Harding Icefield.The 8.2 mile long steep trail offers spectacular views of Exit Glacier and mountains along the way.

Elevation gain 3,500 ft - distance one way 4.1 miles

Devil's Creek (Pass)


Moderate Elevation gain through conifer forest becomes steeper midway leveling out near end as vast tundra expanses are revealed. Intersects with Resurrection Pass Trail at mile 10 for through - hike options (27 miles to Cooper Landing or 32 miles to Hope).Good for multiday backpacking or hardy bikers.

Access: Seward Highway milepost 39.

Public Use cabins available by advance reservation only.

1,400ft elevation gain - Distance one way: 10.0 miles

Vagt Lake


Easy, kid-friendly trail rambling through aspen forest to a secret lake. Fun winter ice fishing, too!

Access: Seward Highway milepost 25.4 (turn east, cross railroad tracks, turn north; trail starts at south end of lake).

250ft elevation gain, distance one way: 1.63 miles

Crown Point Mine


This is a popular motorized trail, you may need to share the trail and it's spectacular views.

Access: Seward Highway MP 25 drive east 0.4 mile, turn left at sign for active mining claim. Drive a bit up on the rugged road then park and start hiking.

2,400ft elevation gain, distance one way: 5.9 miles

Johnson Pass


Part of the historic Iditarod Trail, the forested trail opens to sub-alpine terrain at the top with beautiful mountain views along the way. Trail often overgrown by mid-summer, adding difficulty for bikers (and for bears to hear you coming, so be sure to make noise as you travel).

Access: Seward Highway milepost 32.5 or milepost 64

1,000ft elevation gain, 23 miles



Wander steadily up the forested hillside and, after a steep stretch, emerge into a vast alpine wonderland. Walk along the shores of Lost Lake and, if you'd like to make the 15 mile traverse, continue down Lost Lake Trail to Seward.

Access: Seward Highway milepost 17 or Primrose Campground milepost 1.1. Park near lake, trailhead at south end of campground.

1,600ft elevation gain, distance one-way: 7.5 miles

Victor Creek


First mile is steep but then levels. Should only be traveled in summer due to avalanche dangers.

Access: Seward Highway milepost 19.7.

1,100ft elevation gain, distance one way: 2.5 miles

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41843 Seward Hwy, Moose Pass, AK 99631