This week’s Featured Ride takes us way up north to Alaska, near the town of Seward on the southeastern side of the Kenai Peninsula. Seward is roughly a two hour and thirty minute drive south from Anchorage.
In the current issue of Dirt Rag, #186, we featured a story about riding in Alaska. Here’s an except from author Dejay Birtch describing the riding around Seward.
No trip to this area would be complete without a trip to Seward, which rests on Resurrection Bay and is filled with opportunities that are all things Alaskan: sea kayaking, whale watching, island hopping, glacier flying or hiking, fishing and plenty of chances for some downtime with dining, shopping and drinking at one of the 25-plus breweries in the region.
Seward is also home to the must-ride Lost Lake Trail. It’s very popular for hiking as well as riding, so you may want to consider your timing before setting off on this 7-mile one-way trail that parallels a deep creek crevice and mountain ridge that tops out at 5,700 feet. It’s shadowed by several glaciers, with stunning views of Resurrection Bay from the 2,150-foot high point of the trail. Once at the lake, either return the same way or take the option to connect with the Primrose Trail. This will tack on another 8 miles, bringing you out to the Primrose campground with about 17 miles of pavement riding for the return.
Over the course of this ride, you’ll climb and descent 2,460 vertical feet. Check out the full details here on MTB Project.
Alaska Feature from Issue #186
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