Primrose Trail - INHT

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The Primrose Trail is a segment of the longer Iditarod National Historic Trail (INHT).

7.5 mile hiking trail from Primrose Campground to Lost Lake. A gradual 5 mile climb through dense forest to an expansive alpine area of lakes, hills and panoramic vistas. Snow can linger up here into July.

Click here for more information on the Iditarod National Historic Trail

Click here for the Primrose Trail Recreation Opportunity Guide

At a Glance

Reservations: Open Memorial Day weekend 2012!

General Information


At mile 17 Seward Highway turn west onto Primrose Road and travel 1 mile to Primrose Campground. Park in the large area before entering the campground. The trailhead is at the far end of the campground road.

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Camping & Cabins

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Day Hiking

It is a 2 mile hike to a view of Primrose Falls from the end of an unmaintained spur trail.

An active mine can be seen at mile 3.7 along with a view of Kenai Lake.

At mile 5 the trail breaks out of the trees affording grand mountain vistas in all directions.


Combine with Lost Lake Trail for a 15 mile through hike. There are many off-trail hiking opportunities in the alpine hils and valleys surrounding Lost Lake.

Winter Sports

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