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Featured Ride: Lost Lake Trail, Alaska

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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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.

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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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