Weed Lake Trail

Sterling, AK
Length: 0.20 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

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Quick and easy access to Weed Lake is possible by a short walk along Weed Lake Trail. Much of the surrounding area was burned in a major wildfire (310,000 acres) in 1947.
FISHING: Rainbow Trout can be found in Weed Lake.
OTHER ACTIVITIES: Due to the roadside access, Weed Lake is well suited for canoeing, which may increase fishing success and wildlife viewing opportunities. Moose, black bear, snowshoe hare, common and artic loons, shorebirds, beaver and muskrat may bee seen in the area.

WINTER ACTIVITIES: Access to Weed Lake during winter months is possible and provides opportunities for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and ice fishing on Weed Lake.

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Trail Features

Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 10 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, and Wildlife Viewing

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 at mile 12.8 on Swanson River Road, on the east side of the road.