Trails

Trails

Being surrounded by mountains makes Seward the ideal place to enjoy the wild beauty of Alaska. Take a look at our favorite trails below and gather the details for your best adventure yet!

Easy Trails

Exit Glacier

Exit Glacier is a short drive from town and offers the opportunity to be on the trail of an active glacier! You’ll be amazed to learn how glaciers have shaped the landscape. Guided tours with a park ranger and self-guided audio tours are available.

Disclaimer: As with all activities in and around Seward, Coastal Heritage Accommodations accepts no responsibility or liability for injuries that may be incurred while on this hike.

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Grayling

Grayling Lake is located at Mile 13 on the Seward Highway. This out and back trail is about 3 miles roundtrip and winds through a magically dense conifer forest on the way to the lake.

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Mural Tour

Seward is the Mural capital of Alaska! Take a 1.5 hour tour through downtown exploring the unique history, culture, and spirit of our home.

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Two Lakes

Two Lakes Trail is located right in town at the base of Mt. Marathon! This trail loop is just about a mile-long and is designed to be accessible to all levels of hiking ability. This hike features salmon in First Lake and a lush rainforest ambience created by spruce and hemlock trees.

Disclaimer: As with all activities in and around Seward, Coastal Heritage Accommodations accepts no responsibility or liability for injuries that may be incurred while on this hike.

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Seward's Coastal Trail

Seward's Coastal Trail is located along the waterfront of Resurrection Bay. This paved trail is great for walking or biking. Along the trail you'll find informational plaques about wildlife in the area. Keep your eyes peeled as you're likely to catch sea otters, sea lions, and even whales in the Bay!

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Intermediate Trails

Tonsina

Tonsina is an out and back trail about 3-miles one-way to the creek. This trailhead is a short drive out of town to Lowell Point. The trail feels like a true deciduous rainforest with towering trees and lush mosses. Between June-September you're likely to see Salmon in the Creek!

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Caines head

The Caines Head trail follows the Tonsina trail for the first three miles before diverging into a mossy rainforest. This trail boasts history from World War II alongside awe-inspiring beach scenery and views of glaciers. Keep your eyes open for bald eagles along the way!

Disclaimer: As with all activities in and around Seward, Coastal Heritage Accommodations accepts no responsibility or liability for injuries that may be incurred while on this hike.

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Lost Lake Trail

Lost Lake Trail is also known as Primrose Trail but from the opposite direction. This 7-mile trail is well worth the trek - offering different terrain and rewarding views. Hike through the forest for several miles before reaching an open mountainside, then trek into the meadow and make your way to the lake.

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Advanced Trails

Mt. Marathon

This 4.3-mile round-trip trail takes visitors on a moderately vigorous nature hike. This area is perfect for bird watching, as well as spotting a number of the area’s incredible wild flowers between April and September.

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Harding Ice Field

The Harding Icefield is the source of over 35 glaciers on the Kenai Peninsula. Hike from the valley up through the forest of alder and cottonwoods to reach the icefield - an incredible expanse of ice and snow. This hike generally takes 6-8 hours.

Disclaimer: As with all activities in and around Seward, Coastal Heritage Accommodations accepts no responsibility or liability for injuries that may be incurred while on this hike.

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Primrose To Seward

Beginning at the Primrose Campground, this trail is also known as the Lost Lake Trail going the alternate direction. At this end of the trail, you’ll start your hike at the southern end of Kenai Lake and hike towards Lost Lake and a great view of Mount Ascension.

Disclaimer: As with all activities in and around Seward, Coastal Heritage Accommodations accepts no responsibility or liability for injuries that may be incurred while on this hike.

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