Russian Lakes Trail Details
Riding areaCooper Landing
Cooper Landing, Alaska
Bike typeAM, XC
Trail UsageBiking Primary
Climb DifficultyBlack Diamond
SeasonMay - OCT
TTFs on trailBerm, Bridge, Ladder Bridge, Rock Face, Rock Garden
Land ManagerUS Forest Service Seward Ranger District
This is a technical ride with roots, rocks and stream crossings in abundance. The trail features bridges built by the US Forest Service and connects to two cabins on Upper Russian Lake. There are many short punchy climbs interspersed with flowing downhill singletrack. It is one of the most scenic trails on the Peninsula crossing many streams, passing by lakes, rolling through fern forests (ferns ~4' tall) and massive cotton woods. This trail has it all.
All of the trail is hand dug and left natural with the berms being naturally made by being ridden in. This trail is best ridden in late may Early June before the trail gets over grown.
North end: At Mile 52.6, Sterling Highway, turn into Russian River Campground. Trailhead parking is 1 mile further, not plowed in winter.
East end: At Mile 48, Sterling Highway, turn onto Snug Harbor Road, travel 9 miles to Cooper Lake Road, 3 miles further to parking. Cooper Lake Road is not plowed in winter. Snug Harbor Road may be icy.
This is a multi-use trail that see's many hikers in the summer.
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More Stats for Russian Lakes Trail mountain bike trail
Altitude change-803 ft
Altitude min486 ft
Altitude max1,329 ft
Altitude start1,289 ft
Altitude end486 ft
Distance climb8 miles
Distance down11 miles
Distance flat2 miles
Avg reverse time00:00:21
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Russian Lakes Trail Trail Reports
Jul 1, 2018 @ 12:15amJul 1, 2018
|Still a few fallen trees and muddy spots, but the majority is dry. Quite a bit of overgrowth but it’s managable. There are some significant...|
Jun 18, 2018 @ 12:21amJun 18, 2018
|There are a few fallen trees and some parts of the upper part of the trail are very wet. Overgrowth is not an issue right now. All in all, the...|
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