Hiking Trails

Local Hiking Trails

This chart represents just a handful of our many trails. These trails are good for visitors. On all of these trails you must be aware of wildlife, moose, black and brown bears. Bring your camera and binoculars. For more serious climbers books and maps are available in the Soldotna Visitor Center. Nobody should hike unprepared. Water is NOT available along most trails and good hiking shoes are recommended.

EASY TO MODERATE TRAILSLength (one-way)Hiking Time (round trip)ElevationTrailhead
Egumen Lake0.3 miles45 minutesNoneSterling Hwy, M 70.4
Hidden Creek1.3 miles2 hours300 feetSkilak Lake Rd, M 5.4
Lower Kenai River2.3 miles2-4 hours250 feetSkilak Lake Rd, M 3.0
Upper Kenai River2.8 miles3-5 hours260 feetSkilak Lake Rd, M 2.2
Seven Lakes4.4 miles4-6 hours150 feetSkilak Lake Rd, M 10.3, Sterling Hwy M 68.1
Burney’s Trail0.6 miles1 hour200 feetHidden Lake Campground
Crescent Creek Trail6.5 miles6-7 hours1,300 feetSterling Hwy, M 45 Quartz Creek Road
Russian Falls Trail2.6 miles3-4 hours400 feetSterling Hwy, M 52 Russian River Campground
Tsalteshi Trail System0.5-8 milesVariesVariesSterling Hwy, M 98 Skyview High School
Bear Mountain0.8 miles2 hours400 feetSkilak Lake Road, M 6.9
Skilak Lookout2.0 miles3-4 hours700 feetSkilak Lake Road, M 6.3
Fuller Lakes2.9 miles4-6 hours1,400 feetSterling Hwy, M 56.9
Skyline1.0 miles3-5 hours1,800 feetSterling Hwy, M 61.6