Fuller Lakes Trail

Cooper Landing, AK
Length: 2.90 mi.
Type: Point-to-point

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Fuller Lakes Trail provides access to the Mystery Creek Unit of the Kenai Wilderness. The trail climbs rapidly in elevation to Lower Fuller Lake. There is little elevation gain between Lower and Upper Fuller Lakes. Beyond the lower lake are scattered stands of trees; much of the area is covered with dwarf willow and birch. Crosscountry travel is relatively easy in the Upper Fuller Lake area, and a trip to one of the ridges on nearby mountains can give spectacular views. The entire trail is in good condition, but it does pass through several areas that may be wet or muddy, especially between Lower and Upper Fuller Lakes. Wear sturdy hiking shoes. There are excellent views of
the Kenai Range along the trail to the lower lake. Superb views can be obtained by climbing the mountains surrounding the upper lake.

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Trail Features

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

Trail highlights

Lake, Mud Puddles, Shaded Hike, Viewpoint, and Wildlife Viewing

Berry-picking along the trail can be very good in late summer, especially
near Upper Fuller Lake. Beavers and their lodges can be seen at Lower Fuller Lake. Look for Dall sheep on alpine slopes and ptarmigan, grouse, hawks, eagles, and other birds along the trail.

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.

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