Primrose - Lost Lake Trail Mountain Biking

South of Anchorage on the Kenai Peninsula, a combination of the Lost Lake Trail (7.6 mi./2000' climb) with the Primrose Trail (8 mi./2000’ descent) makes for a great adventure through lush arctic plateaus with vistas of glacial mountain tops. The mountain bike ride starts off Sewards Highway with a climb up Lost Lake Trail through dense Alaskan Rain Forest. As the forest breaks, there are magnificent views of the Resurrection Peaks and nearby waterfalls.

Near the summit, the wildflower lined trail splits with one track continuing to Lost Lake and the other becoming the Primrose Trail running across a vast ridge top. The Primrose drops fast back into primeval forest and eventually ends back on Sewards Highway, 15 miles away from the car park.

The Lost Lake trailhead is located 1.5 miles north of the Glacier Road exit of the Sewards Highway (SR 9).

The Primrose trailhead is located at the south end of Kenai Lake on FS953 off Sewards Highway (SR 9).

Primrose - Lost Lake Trail Mountain Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  Chugach National Forest (907) 670-3457; Alaska Tourism (907) 465-2010; Mountain Bike Alaska by Richard Larson (907) 272-3286; The Maps Place, Anchorage (907) 563-6277; Bike Exchange, Anchorage (907) 276-2453.

Best Season:  May - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Base Camp:  NFS Primrose Campground; Bear Creek Cabins, Hope (800) 360-8498; Eureka Summit Lodge (907) 822-3808; Dale Clemens Cabin (907) 224-3374

Luxury Loding:  Trail Lake Lodge (800) 208-0200; Orca Cannery, Cordova (907) 424-3324

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Date Updated:  6/24/2016

Primrose - Lost Lake Trail Mountain Biking Map


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