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Lost Lake/Primrose Trail

Lost Lake Trail
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 Seasons: All Year
 Difficulty: Difficult
 Activity: Hiking, Backpacking, Skiing, Snowmachine
 Lengths: 15 Miles

 Nearest Town:
Seward

 USGS Quads:
Seward A-7, B-7 63K

 How to Get There:
Lost Lake Trail access begins at Milepost 5, Seward Highway, at Lost Lake subdivision-up gravel road follow signs to parking. There is no trailhead yet. Primrose Trail access is at Mile 17, Seward Highway, turn northwest and travel 1.5 miles to Primrose campground. Signed Trailhead in campground. There is usually snow at higher elevations into mid June or first of July.

 Managed by:
USDA Forest Service
Chugach National Forest
Seward Ranger District
P.O. Box 390
Seward, AK 99664

 Web Links
Lost Lake Trail, Chugach National Forest
Primrose Trail, Chugach National Forest

Trail Description:
Excellent multi-day trip for fishing at Lost Lake and for enjoying spectacular scenery. Good backcountry campsites near trail and Lost Lake. Excellent area for skiing and snowmobiling into the alpine area.
First 4.5 miles from Primrose campground are dense spruce forest with limited viewing spots. At mile 3, spur trail leads to viewpoint of Porcupine Creek Falls. Good destination for a day hike or family outing. As trail follows old mining road, notice remains of past mineral exploration. An active mine can be seen at about 3.75 miles. Mining equipment belongs to the miners and is private property. Mile 6 finds you at timberline with dramatic views of mountains and lakes. A seasonal bridge is erected across Lost Creek for continued hiking. Mt. Ascension (5710 feet) forms the west border of Lost Lake.

Lost Lake




Last updated on Wednesday, February 6, 2008.
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