Byers Lake Trail Alaska

Byers Lake

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4.5/5 · 112 reviews
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May 29, 2024
Our tour guide Marie was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I took lots of photos of the lake and surrounding area during my 2 hour tour. I highly recommend seeing the lake with a good guide. Full review by Steve S
Sep 16, 2023
We stayed at the McKinley Princess Lodge as part of our Alaskan Cruise. We did the Byers Lake excursion. It was cold and rainy but our guide Steven made it worth the hike. He outfitted us in rain gea… Full review by Whiteflower1
Dec 12, 2021
While staying in Talkeetna we stopped here every day and the view never ceased to amaze me. Sunset, sun rise or just in the middle of the day it truly is breathtaking Full review by 01301988

Facts

Surface elevation:248.72 m
Depth:48.77 m
Surface area:1.32 km²

Questions & answers

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I’m planning a trip around 1st week of May, will it be too early season to hike?
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Very well could be a bit slushy due to snow meltoff. Very flat area. Worth a try - beautiful area. Might have better luck at one of many turnoff trails on main Hwy that can be more elevated.
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Answer by Sue K · Dec 26, 2018
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Can you swim in Byers Lake
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Hi Christine, Once you arrive, you may wish to visit the Denali Park Visitor Center and ask the rangers what the local regulations are for lake swimming. They can also advise if …
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Hi Christine, Once you arrive, you may wish to visit the Denali Park Visitor Center and ask the rangers what the local regulations are for lake swimming. They can also advise if there are any common waterborne parasites or other tips.
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Answer by Cynthia A · Jul 28, 2018
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what is the best (easiest ) way to get from the Princess Lodge to Byers Lake We would like to go hiking but on our own
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I'm sorry but you are stuck without a vehicle. The lake is quite a distance from the lodge. The lodge does have trails that go up Keusugi Ridge but I would be a long but beautiful hike to …
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I'm sorry but you are stuck without a vehicle. The lake is quite a distance from the lodge. The lodge does have trails that go up Keusugi Ridge but I would be a long but beautiful hike to Byers Lake....
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I would like to hike around Byers Lake in July. When is the suspension bridge expected to be replaced? Thanks.
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Unsure. As of June still not completed. Knowing how slowly things get replaced with state/federal parks, possible government shut down here and Alaska money woes...I …
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Unsure. As of June still not completed. Knowing how slowly things get replaced with state/federal parks, possible government shut down here and Alaska money woes...I would not hold my breath for completion this year....I would contact local rangers and inquire before planning hike....
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