Explore all hiking trails in the embedded map. Listed below are the individual trails and directions to the parking area.
Grebe Lake Trail
A 3 mile hike to Grebe Lake, 6 miles round trip. Flat and boggy, bring bug spray. Directions to trailhead are approximate. There is a parking area with signage.
Silver Lake Trail
1.6 mile round trip hike to Silver lake. Well marked signs make this an easy hike.
Forest Lake Trail
A less than 1 mile round trip hike to Forest Lake.
Swan Lake Canoe Trail to Grebe Lake (West Entrance)
A 10.5 mile canoe trip with portages from Canoe Lake to Grebe Lake, if you’re going to backtrack to where you started, this makes it a 20 mile round trip. This is part of the larger Canoe Trail system found in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. For more information on the canoe trail(s), follow this link.
Swan Lake Canoe Trail to Clam Lake Lake (East Entrance)
A 9.3 mile canoe trip with portages starting at Portage Lake and ending at the island in Clam Lake, a round trip is 18.6 miles. This is part of the larger Canoe Trail system found in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. For more information on the canoe trail(s), follow this link.
Kenai Lakes Backcountry Hike
A 10.35 – 20.6 round trip hike that parallels part of the canoe trail within the Kenai wilderness area. This is a good option for people who don’t want to use a canoe to explore the backcountry. There is an obvious parking area near the trailhead.
Swanson River Canoe Trail (Paddle Lake to Swanson Lake)
A 7.5 mile portage/paddle to Swanson Lake and a 15 mile round trip. The trail has longer portages than the other routes and is recommended for physically capable people only. This is part of the larger Canoe Trail system found in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. For more information on the canoe trail(s), follow this link.
Centennial Park Trail
A 1.9 mile loop that walks alongside the Kenai river and loops through Centennial Park. Perfect for families and people of all ages. Par at the Soldotna Visitors Center
Soldotna Creek Park Riverwalk
Nearly a mile of boardwalk along the Kenai River. Perfect for taking a walk or trying your hand at salmon fishing.
Multi-use trails for every season. Cross-country skiing, biking, and running, all are welcome. A great place to spend the afternoon.
Kenai Beach Walk
Walk the Kenai Beach, ONLY DURING LOW TIDE. There are some boulders about 1.5 miles up the beach, north, in the opposite direction of the river. 3 miles round trip.
Funny River Horse Trail
A great hike into the tundra inside the Kenai Wilderness. Used by horses and hunters in the fall, it’s a great trail all year long. 12.2 miles to the tundra, a roundtrip hike is around 24 miles but you can hike as far as you want above the vegetation line.
Pollard Horse Loop
An easy loop hike that opens up to jaw dropping views of the Kenai mountains. There is a parking area on a dirt road. Beyond the parking area is a huge puddle and I recommend walking and not trying to drive through it.
Pollard Horse Trail
7.5 miles to Tustumena lake and Nurses Cabin, a 15 mile round trip hike.