Chugach National Forest - Lost Lake - Member Hike

Hike Name: Chugach National Forest - Lost Lake
Country: United States
State: Alaska
Nearby Town: Seward
Rating: 4 stars
Directions: Primrose Landing: Turn off the Seward Highway at Mile 17 and follow the signs for 1.5 miles to Primrose Landing Campground.

Milepost 5: Follow the Seward Highway to Mile 5.3 and head west into the Lost Lake Subdivision. Drive a 1/4 mile uphill to a "T" intersection. Turn left for another 1/4 mile, then right. The trailhead is 100 yards from the end of the road.
Total Hike Distance: 15.00 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: One-Way, Shuttle Hike
Hike Starts: AK 9 (Milepost 5)
Hike Ends: AK 9 (Primrose Landing)
Trails Used: Lost Lake, Primrose
Backcountry Campsites: Yes
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams, Rivers, Lakes
Management: U.S. Forest Service
Contact Information: Chugach National Forest
USDA Forest Service
Seward Ranger District
334 4th Avenue
P.O. Box 390
Seward, AK 99664
Best Season: Summer
Users: Hikers, Dogs
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads, Maintained Gravel or Dirt Roads
Hike Summary: The Chugach National Forest is the western most and northern most National Forest in the United States. It is comprised of 5.5 million acres of Alaskan forest. The Seward Ranger District encompasses the western most 890,000 acres of the Forest. The hike to Lost Lake starts in this area in the lush valleys surrounding Seward, AK. The trail gains elevation quickly, however, and in short time you will clear the tree line and reach the open meadows and snowy ridges near Lost Lake. If you are looking for an alternative to tent camping there is a USFS hut a few miles before you reach the campsite at the lake. Make sure to book your reservations well in advance. The cabin often books up in the busy summer months.



1,850 points


Trip Reports

  Date Rating Duration Hiker
Chugach National Forest - Lost Lake - July 5, 2000 July 5, 2000 4 stars 1 day Tartan1749


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