Local Hiking Trails


Though these are well-traveled trails, always stay alert, YOU ARE HIKING IN BEAR COUNTRY.

Russian River Falls

Description: 2.5 miles of gentle trail to the falls.

Trailhead proximity to Castaway: 33 miles

Directions: Turn into Russian River Campground at mile marker 52.5 on the Sterling Highway. Fee for parking in campground applies. Upon entering park, trailhead parking is clearly marked in the first parking are on the left.

Juneau Falls on Resurrection Trail

Description: 5 miles north on the Resurrection Trail (starting at Cooper Landing trailhead).

Trailhead proximity to Castaway: 33 miles

Directions: Trailhead parking is located at mile marker 52 of Sterling Highway.

Slaughter Ridge Gultch Trail

Description: Moderately steep trail rising above the community of Cooper Landing.

Trailhead proximity to Castaway: 37 miles

Directions: Turn onto a gravel road near mile marker 48 on Sterling Highway (By Wildman's). Drive up the gravel road until it ends in a small circle parking area. Continue uphill to find trailhead.

Kenai River Canyon Overlook

Description: .5 mile gentle trail to canyon overlook.

Trailhead proximity to Castaway: 27 miles

Directions: Turn onto Skilak Lake Road at mile marker 58 of Sterling Highway. Drive .5 miles to the first trailhead parking lot on left on Skilak Lake Road.