Trail Area

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

About This Area

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The Refuge is one of over 500 units in the National Wildlife Refuge System, a 150-million acre network of lands and waters set aside to help conserve our nation’s fish and wildlife heritage.

Alaska is a land of awe-inspiring beauty and fish and wildlife spectacles, and the Refuge is a microcosm of all this wonderful state has to offer.

Your opportunities for outdoor adventures here extend year-round and include world-class fishing, hunting, hiking, cross-country skiing, canoeing, and camping.   Whether you choose to fish or float the emerald waters of the Kenai River or experience wilderness solitude canoeing in lowland lakes or hiking high into the alpine tundra, you are sure to create life-long and indelible memories.  It is the spirit of Alaska, it is endless, and it will inspire and enrich you.

Area Features

Rangers Yes
Emergency support
within 5 miles
Nearby convenience store Yes
Trash Disposal No
Fee $15.00
Fee Notes

The fees vary from free to $15 for a day pass

Trail Area Highlights

This area has so much to offer and covers a large portion of land on the kenai peninsula. Variety is endless here and each hike offers something completely different.

Trail Contributor

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Lacey Stock is the Kenai Peninsula Branch Ambassador (16,000 square miles) in Alaska for Hike it Baby. She is also a volunteer on the Technical Support Team and Calendar Team for Hike it Baby. She has visited 49 out of the 50 United States and hopes to hit Hawaii in the near future. She has enjoyed hiking all her life and hopes to instill that same value and love in her three daughters (Rebekah (6), Hannah (4), and Esther (2).) Originally from Katy Texas (Near Houston), she now resides in Nikiski Alaska. Lacey owns her own yoga studio and volunteers on two local boards (Kenai Little League and Nikiski Senior Service Area). She also is a fulltime college student currently with a Associates of Technology in Process Technology and pursuing a Bachelors of Arts in Social Sciences with concentrations in Anthropology, Government & Political Science, and Economics. She is a homeschooling mom as well and loves to take her kiddos on “fieldtrips” around the country where you can almost always find them hiking during the trip.