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blueBlack Mt. Baldy Trail

Trail

1.5 mile 2.5 kilometer point to point
64% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,161' 354 m
Descent: -79' -24 m
High: 3,005' 916 m
Low: 1,856' 566 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 15% (9°)
Max Grade: 123% (51°)

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Trail shared by Austin Harrison

This stunning trail rapidly ascends above the treeline to overlook Eagle River and Knik Arm.

Austin Harrison

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This tough scramble is well worthwhile, leading to some spectacular views and a sense of accomplishment.

From the parking lot at the top of Skyline Drive, continue uphill to the trailhead. The trail rapidly ascends the front slope of Mt. Baldy, quickly climbing above treeline. With many rocks and the occasional hand scramble, the going can get tough. However, the summit is ample reward for the steep ascent. From the top, you are rewarded with dramatic panoramic views of Eagle River with Anchorage and Knik Arm in the distance and the broad expanse of the mountains of Chugach State Park.

From the top, the trail continues along the ridgeline and is great for birding. You'll also see wildlife large and small roaming among the tundra scrub growth.

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