• Autumn photo of Lake Clark and the Aleutian Range in Lake Clark National Park & Preserve

    Lake Clark

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Routes and Destinations

Hiking up Hope Creek Valley
Backcountry hiking in the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve rewards the adventurer with panoramic views.
A. Lindholm
 

The following route descriptions are not a complete listing. They are simply a sampling of the variety of trips available in the park and preserve. Many of these hikes could be expanded, linked together, or the descriptions used simply to get an idea of the terrain in order to plan your own unique trip. Regardless of how you chose to use them, thorough research and preparation will be important in creating your own safe adventure in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.


 
Telaquana Lake K Miller 200x166

NPS/Miller

Lakes Country North and south of Lake Clark stunning turquoise blue lakes stud the connection between the tundra and the Chigmit Mountains. Base camping, backpacking, and hiking options abound.

 

Hope Creek Route from Upper Twin Lake

Low Pass Route from Upper Twin Lake

Trail Creek Route from Telaquana Lake

Historic Telaquana Trail Route

Upper to Lower Twin Lakes Route

Kontrashibuna Lake from Port Alsworth to the head of the lake.


 
Bear at Silver Salmon Creek.

K. Jalone/NPS photo

Cook Inlet Coast

The park's coastline is across Cook Inlet from the Kenai Peninsula. The coastal meadows and streams have world-class Alaska brown bear viewing and fishing.

 

Coastal Beach Hike: Silver Salmon Creek to Chinitna Bay

Did You Know?

A dog team in winter. Photo courtesy of Guy Groat.

As recently as the 1960s, dog team travel was still the best way to get around Lake Clark country in the winter. Snowmobiles are more common now, but many people still keep sled dogs.