Chugach

Eklutna Lake

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Guide to the Eklutna Lake Trail System at Chugach State Park (SP) in Alaska. Published by Alaska State Parks.

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Guide to Eklutna Lake Trail System in Chugach State Park Trail Descriptions: Twin Peaks Trail: Access: Eklutna Lake Trailhead Allowable Uses: Hiking Length: 2.6 miles Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult Elevation Gain: 1800 ft Description: Trail quickly gains elevation on its way to an alpine meadow framed by the dramatic Twin Peaks and Goat Rock. Dall Sheep are often spotted above timberline. Eklutna Lakeside Trail: Access: Eklutna Lake Trailhead Allowable Uses: Hike, Bike, Ski, Snowmobile, ATV Length: 12.9 miles one way Difficulty: Easy Elevation Gain: 300 ft Description: An old road bed that follows the shore of Eklutna Lake, then continues along the river to moraines of Eklutna Glacier. Bold Ridge Trail: Access: Mile 5 of Eklutna Lakeside Trail Allowable Uses: Hiking Length: 4.2 miles Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult Elevation Gain: 3600 ft Description: Moderate climb on well used trail for the first 3.5 miles. Remaining trail is steep and less developed. Views of Bold Peak, Eklutna Lake and Glacier along ridgeline are well worth the hike. Safety and Considerations: Be prepared for an emergency and file a trip plan with a friend. Be aware of other users on multi-use trail such as the Eklutna Lakeside Trail. Special Features: Eklutna Lakeside trail features two public use cabins that are available year-round, along with three backcountry camping areas. Visit http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/cabins for cabin rental information. Berry picking on Bold Ridge and Twin Peaks trails in late summer. Popular area to view fall colors. Backcountry skiing in winter. Bike and kayak rentals available at Eklutna Lake trailhead through Lifetime Adventures http:// www.lifetimeadventures.net/. Park Rules: ATVs are allowed from Sunday through Wednesday between April 1 and November 30 only. Snowmobiles allowed when snow cover is sufficient. Dirt Bikes are prohibited. Open fires are prohibited except in designated fire rings. Portable camp stoves are permitted. Camping is only allowed in designated areas. Pets must be on a leash while in the trailhead parking lot or campground, and under control on trails or while in the backcountry. Please clean up after your pet. Visit http:// dnr.alaska.gov/parks/units/chugach for a complete set of park rules. Chugach State Park Headquarters Mile 115, Seward Highway (907) 345 - 5014 csp@alaska.gov Kokanee Cabin

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