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Blacktail Rocks to Roundtop Mountain Route

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Great views and ridge top game trails lead to the Roundtop Mountain.


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1.4

Miles

2.2

KM

66%

Runnable

4,755' 1,449 m

High

4,035' 1,230 m

Low

730' 223 m

Up

361' 110 m

Down

15%

Avg Grade (8°)

53%

Max Grade (28°)

Dogs Unknown

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Runner Notes

No water on this route. A great place to run with well set game trails on open ridges and endless views.

Description

From the peak of Blacktail Rocks, take a look at the game trails in the distance for your planned route, take a deep breath knowing the plunge to the saddle is your return route. Head to the saddle following the game trail (a trail that abruptly begins and ends).

Climb out of the windswept saddle in a counterclockwise direction, heading to the ridgelines where there are well set game trails, also frequented by runners. Some areas will require navigating over spongy moss when wet, and crunchy moss when dry after the game trails disappear. There is no water on this route, although lingering snowbanks may supplement your water supply.

Flora & Fauna

Ground squirrels, and occasional larger mammals crossing the baren ridges.

Contacts

Shared By:

Matt Freeman

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  4.0 from 1 vote

#32

in Anchorage

#14857

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#32

in Anchorage

#155

in Alaska

#14,857

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Blacktail Rocks summit view looking east toward Vista Peak
Apr 30, 2018 near Eagle R…, AK
On top of Roundtop Mountain looking north.
Jul 5, 2018 near Eagle R…, AK
A view of Roundtop Mountain from the start of the hike on Blacktail Rocks.
Jul 5, 2018 near Eagle R…, AK

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