Trail Area

Nikiski Poolside Trail Area

About This Area

[Total: 1    Average: 2/5]

This is a group of trails that crossover each other multiple times, yet you always feel like you are in a different place. These trails are accessible via the pool parking area or the recreation center parking lot, as well as the subdivision next to it as you are heading toward Nikiski. These are grass and gravel trails. Accessible all year round (Spring/Summer/Fall- Walking, running, etc… Winter- Snowshoeing, skiing, etc…) Throughout all these trails are exercise stations, and a pavilion and picnic/barbecuing area. There is also a phenomenal playground at the Recreation Center.

Area Features

Rangers No
Emergency support
within 5 miles
Nearby convenience store Yes
Trash Disposal No

Trail Area Highlights

Don’t forget to stop at the dinosaur tree on Mt. Iliamna Trail. 

Trail Contributor

[Total: 1    Average: 2/5]

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.