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Lost Lake Trail

Average Rating:    (4.67 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 15

Tight technical singletrack that takes the rider through spruce forests, into the subalpine meadows, and ultimately into the high-country alpine and to the alpine lake. Views of glaciers, Ressuerction Bay, and wildlife encounters are frequent.
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Latitude
60.484291829879204
Longitude
-149.7743797302246
Trail Directions
There are two trailheads. There is the Primrose trailhead at mile 18 off the Seward Highway. Turn towards the Primrose campgrounds and follow signs to trailhead.The second trailhead is in the Lost Lake Subdivision off the Seward Highway at mile 5. Turn into the subdivision and follow the signs to the parking area.
Trail Length
14 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Seward
   


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Review Date
June 10, 2014

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: special.k80731 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Rode from the Seward side on the summer trail to the Clemons cabin, then to the lake. Highly recommend booking this cabin (though it must be done FAR in advance if you want a summer weekend!), one of my favorites in AK. Trail is a steady climb from the trailhead, and I was definitely hike-a-biking a few sections. Not really that steep but some good obstacles that I can't handle, though an expert rider would have no problem staying on their bike. If you ride to the cabin there are a couple plank rides over some wet ground. The trail to the lake is more of the same steady climb, but the downhill is a blast. Few sections if any to worry about and good riding.




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Review Date
July 28, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Anna ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
anyone seen a camera at seward trail head? black 417 359 7099



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Review Date
July 20, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: crash2 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Riding from Primrose to Seward proved to be challenging. It's a steep ascent. The trail was also quite muddy and slippery with plenty of roots and rocks for obstacles. There was one downed tree and one that's trying to come down on the trail. It's also mid-July and there's still plenty of snow on the trail. The views from the ridge are stunning. Be careful, though, of sharp rocks just waiting to give you a flat.

Recommended Route:
South to north. The northern trailhead is steep and can be treacherous.



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Review Date
July 11, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: waocinak ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
One of the best trails in southcentral Alaska by far! This awesome single track will throw everything at you allowing you to conquer obstacles up to, and surpassing whatever your comfort level is. I've been able to ride all the way down the Primrose side the last two times, but most of my friends have ended up over the handlebars at least once, and it takes some cahones to bomb over the roots and rocks encountered on the upper part of Primrose. The Seward side is a great uphill, gradual, with great views and tons of salmon berries. The ride across the lake is unforgettable and the downhill...well just hang on. Next time we'll try up Primrose and down the other side and cut out the road run, but that will mean a lot of walking the bike uphill.

Recommended Route:
A great way to hit this awesome trail is to park at Primrose, bike 12 miles down the highway, then up the Seward side and back down the Primrose side. The road run only takes about an hour (if the wind isn't too bad) and it is mostly downhill, making for a 27 mile loop!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Crescent Lake, Resurrection



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Review Date
June 13, 2005

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: swixskier02 ,  Racer

Summary:
the only reason this rating is low is because i didnt feel the reviews were good enough and my buddy and i got lost and spent many uneccisary hours trying to find our way back and met the state troopers at the bottom looking for us, so this review is really detailed and long.going down to primrose campground was rough and rooty as hell, with logs going diagonally across the trail to really mess up your lines, hard pack dirt and lots of little water drainages to make you almost endo. the singletrack had a certain cut to it on the edges that if you just grazed it with your tire sidewall you would grab and slide sideways. going up from primrose campground it was all uphill, once you get in the flat part on the mountain it turns to a loose rocky trail that is narrow and at points has cliffs off the side. if you like the sisht of just mountains you would like this trail. go when there is no more snow left in the mountains or bring a map and a gps otherwise you could get lost because going from primrose to lost lake the trail stops at the lake and you could get lost in the mountains like my friend and i did. so start at the lost lake subdivision trailhead first. was for advanced riders or those with no care for their life or bike. going back down to primrose my hands got very numb. bring warm clothes if you do it in june and give yourself a lot of time to do this trail and you should be fine. we started on primrose side and ended there too do to the fact my buddy and i got lost and had to backtrack. also some parts of the trail to primrose were unrideable.

Recommended Route:
i dont know what the lost lake trailhead side looks like but i would start there unles you like going really far uphill. MAKE SURE THERE IS NO SNOW WHEN YOU DO IT OTHERWISE YOU COULD GET LOST AND BRING EXTRA FOOD, WATER, AND CLOTHES.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
cresent lake trail, russian river trail.



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