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Eklutna Lake Valley, carved by the Eklutna Glacier, lies amidst the Chugach Mountains. This 7 mile long lake is an area of beauty and scenery to be enjoyed year-round.

This trail is an old road making it a wide and easy trail. Now managed by Alaska State Parks, it can now be used by a variety of people and support a large amount of traffic. Trail users will find public cabins, campsites, glaciers, streams, and benches along the way.

This trail is open year-round. Activities over the course of the year include hiking, biking, backpacking, horseback riding, snowmobiling/snowmachining, ATVs, dog sledding, skiing, and canoing or kayaking.

Directions: Take the Eklutna Lake exit at Mile 26 on the Glenn Highway, and follow park signs ten miles to Eklutna Lake. The nearest town is Eagle River.

Elevation Gain: 300 feet

Distance: 12.7 miles

Difficulty: Easy

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Chugach State Park, Alaska

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