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Mt. Baldy Trail

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 4.1 (13)

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


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Map Key

1.5

Miles

2.5

KM

64%

Runnable

3,005' 916 m

High

1,856' 566 m

Low

1,161' 354 m

Up

79' 24 m

Down

15%

Avg Grade (9°)

123%

Max Grade (51°)

Dogs Unknown

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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Austin Harrison

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 13 votes

#17

in Anchorage

#6176

Overall
  4.1 from 13 votes
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Trail Rankings

#17

in Anchorage

#75

in Alaska

#6,176

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1,992 Since Sep 26, 2016
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Descending from the top, stay to the right and watch for the rock pile. This is the start of the easy way down.
Aug 22, 2019 near Eagle R…, AK
Eagle River and the Knik Arm below Mt. Baldy.
Dec 8, 2016 near Eagle R…, AK
Snowy start to the trail.
Dec 8, 2016 near Eagle R…, AK
This is the most difficult part of the easy way up and down. As the trail intersects the rock, climb up at a 45-degree angle and find the continuation of the easy up and down trail.
Aug 22, 2019 near Eagle R…, AK
View from below of the recently climbed Mt. Baldy.
Mar 2, 2018 near Eagle R…, AK
Signing the summit journal of Mt. Baldy.
Mar 2, 2018 near Eagle R…, AK

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