Burney’s Trail

Cooper Landing, AK
Length: 1.20 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

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The trail is short and relatively easy, it does have a moderately steep section near its end. This trail passes through aspen and spruce forest, and ends at a highpoint of 500 feet.
SCENIC VIEWS: At the end of Burney’s Trail are views of Hidden Lake, Skilak Lake, and the Kenai Mountains.
OTHER ACTIVITIES: Wildflowers are found in profusion along the trail during the summer, and some berry picking is possible for low and high bush cranberries in season. Look for animal sign along the trail, and carry binoculars for birding.
WINTER ACTIVITIES: This trail provides snowshoeing opportunities during winters with sufficient snow cover.

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Trail Features

Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 200 ft.
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception None
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Lake, Shaded Hike, Viewpoint, and Wildlife Viewing

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

Please park in the boat trailer or amphitheater parking area and walk to the trailhead.

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.


Trail Map

Getting There

The trailhead is across from campsite #7 on the Skyview Loop at Hidden Lake Campground.