Trails

Trails

Is it any wonder why we love hiking so much in Seward? Peruse the many trails available to you and take the first step out your front door.

Easy Trails

Two Lakes

You won’t find much difficulty on the Two Lakes trail, even for the most reluctant hiker. Located where the Seward city limits meets the wilderness bas of Mt. Marathon, nature lovers will marvel at the classic spruce and hemlock rainforests, as well as the salmon that can be found swimming in First Lake.

Disclaimer: As with all activities in and around Seward, Trailhead Lodging accepts no responsibility or liability for injuries that may be incurred while on this hike.

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Exit Glacier

Just 9 miles from the Lodge, you can be right on the trail of an active glacier. Come and find this place that fully details how glaciers shaped the area’s landscape and how plants reclaimed this once barren land.

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Grayling

With the ease of this trail, it shouldn’t be hard to bring along a fishing pole and some tackle to dip into pristine Grayling Lake. Even if fishing isn’t your thing, there are still plenty of sights to witness on this incredible trail.

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Seward Mural Tour

Our city is also known as the mural capital of Alaska, and it’s time you found out why! Take this 1.5-hour tour through downtown Seward to catch a glimpse of its diverse local history, art, and culture.

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Bear Lake Weir

This area is a prime location for viewing various Alaskan wildlife, such as black and brown bears, salmon spawning, and even a few eagles! When the lake freezes over, it becomes an excellent destination for skaters and cross-country skiers.

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Intermediate Trails

Tonsina

This local favorite is a 3-mile hike (one way) that takes visitors out to the majestic creek. Along the way, you’ll view forests of spruce and hemlock trees that lead to a beautiful metal expansion bridge. From there, you’ll enjoy a shoreline of crystal clear waters.

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Lost Lake Trail

Also known as the Primrose Trail from the opposite direction, this hike begins as a normal trek through the rainforest, but eventually opens up to a wide expanse of meadows and lakes surrounded by multiple snow-capped mountains. This scenic trail is 7 miles in one direction, but the destination is so worth it!

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The Bowl

This 4.3-mile round-trip trail takes visitors on a moderately vigorous nature hike. Nature enthusiasts will love that this area is perfect for bird watching, as well as spotting a number of the area’s incredible wild flowers between April and September.

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Advanced Trails

Harding Ice Field

Beginning at the valley floor, this trail makes its way through forests of alder and cottonwood to eventually reveal an awe-inspiring view of the icefield: a horizon made of ice and snow. Plan for this trail to take between 6 and 8 hours to complete.

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Primrose

Also known as the Lost Lake Trail from the opposite direction, it begins at Primrose Campground on the southern end of Kenai Lake and eventually leads to Lost Lake at the base of Mount Ascension.

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Caine's Head

Not only will you find hiking rich with beach trails, glaciers, and bald eagles, the Caines Head trail is also full of World War II history. For the first three miles, you will follow the Tonsina trail until you reach a point where it diverges into an ancient rainforest full of moss and ferns.

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