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There are several ways to access these trails. The route I’ve mapped was done taking a water taxi from Miller’s Landing outside of Seward. At low tide and with some time, you can hike the entire way. I also stayed overnight in the Callisto Cove Cabin, which can be reserved and rented at: http://www.dnr.state.ak.us/parks/cabins/kenai.htm. You’ll see from my gps tracks that we tried the beach route, but didn’t make it by low tide and had to backtrack to the alpine trail. I did this route in May and there was still some snow on the upper trails.
- Distance: 5.0
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Trailhead – Twin Peaks Trail
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Trail switchbacks to the left, heading northwest.
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View of Eklutna Lake and 1st resting bench
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Viewpoint of Eklutna Village
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The trail narrows down here and is not as well maintained. It can be slippery with enough rain.
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The 2nd and last resting bench. Over looks the Twin Peaks and valley. Good opportunity for seeing sheep
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View of Eklutna Lake and Eklutna Glacier
Eklutna Lake Overlook
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View of the Twin Peaks Range and valley. Look for sheep on the other side of the gorge.
Trail to the Ridge
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