Egumen Lake Trail

Sterling, AK
Length: 0.60 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

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Egumen Lake Trail is a short trail, with some boardwalk through a wet area. It has no gain or loss in elevation, and provides quick access to Egumen Lake. Prior to the construction of the paved portion of the Sterling Highway north of Skilak Lake Road, Egumen was the sixth lake on the Seven Lakes Trail. The trail originated at Engineer Lake. The trail to Peterson Lake is now overgrown. Rainbow trout are present in Egumen Lake.

CAMPING: There are no established campsites. Any camping must be done ¼ mile from the Sterling Highway. Please use a backpacking stove to reduce impacts.

OTHER ACTIVITIES: Look for loons, gulls, kingfishers, and beaver. Listen for sandhill cranes vocalizing during early morning and late evening hours, especially during late spring and early summer. This lake is seldom used by canoeists, but is a quick quarter mile portage from the parking area.

WINTER ACTIVITIES: This trail is suitable for snowshoeing or cross-country skiing.

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Trail Features

Surface type Dirt
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Lake, Mud Puddles, and Wildlife Viewing

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

Egumen Lake parking area, at mile 70.4 Sterling Highway

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 located approximately 150 yards east of the Egumen Lake parking area, at mile 70.4 Sterling Highway. (Also, approximately .9 miles east of the Watson Lake Campground turnoff, Sterling Highway.)