Easy paddle with a couple portages from Finger Lake to Wasilla Lake - can easily be shortened to stopping at Seward Meridian. Start at Cottonwood lake, and no portages if you stop at Seward Meridian.Almost 7 miles at least from end to end. Just an easy 2 miles from Cottonwood to Seward Meridian.
Distance 10.2 km
Nice canoe/kayak/sup trail - you can take a few hours or all day. Fishing is good on Finger and Cottonwood lakes. This is where I like to take my begginer kayak friends, and where I go to get a workout. **EDIT** The portage from Finger Lake to Cottonwood Lake is NOT level - ti's a good climb up and down with like 70? Feet elevation change. Usually thick with mosquitos - bring Deet if you plan to do this portage. Alternate plan - put in an Cottonwood and explore up Cottonwood Creak (This does NOT connect to Finger Lake, it's very close but not connected) then paddle on the rest of the trail - or just remove the Finger Lake portion of the trail. This gets you a "little portage" option. The culvert at Seward Meridian road is not safe to navigate. There are posts in the middle because the culvert is collapsing. Paddles get hung up, kayks get sideways/canoes turn and fill with water. Not worth the risk. *** Culvert between Mud and Cottonwood CAN be floated - but be carefull of shard edges - I've cut myself twice over the years.***
06V 379950 6832821
Duration : h
Highest point m
Lowest point m
Push the arrows to change the view