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Primrose Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.7 (7)

A multi-use trail (running/hiking and mountain biking) used to access Lost Lake from the north.


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Map Key

8.3

Miles

13.4

KM

Point to Point

2,159' 658 m

High

440' 134 m

Low

1,912' 583 m

Up

331' 101 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Lake · Views

Description

This scenic trail begins at the Primrose Campground on the southern end of Kenai Lake and climbs ~1,700 ft to Lost Lake at the base of Mt. Ascension. At this point, the Primrose Trail connects to the USFS Lost Lake Summer Trail which descends to the Bear Creek Trailhead while providing views (on a clear day) of Seward and Resurrection Bay.

This trail is most commonly used to hike from Primrose to Bear Creek with a car shuttle.

Contacts

Shared By:

valleytrash with improvements by Tiffany Hager

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 7 votes

#2

in Bear Creek

#1953

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  4.7 from 7 votes
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Trail Rankings

#2

in Bear Creek

#25

in Alaska

#1,953

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Photos

This is at the end of the Lost Lake trial in the Chugach National Forest.
Nov 14, 2015 near Bear Creek, AK
Halo in the ice fog
Jan 25, 2018 near Bear Creek, AK
Trail view looking west toward Mt. Ascension.
Jan 25, 2018 near Bear Creek, AK

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Jul 18, 2021
Jenn Elhard