Mount Baldy Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Eagle River, AK that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Once above the plant growth, it starts to climb moderately through somewhat rocky terrain. From the top, one can see a good view of Eagle River Valley and the surrounding mountains.
Beautiful hike! Especially at sunset. Some muddy spots. Walking sticks helped alot. Great views!
Good all around training trail. Access point to other hikes and peaks.
A quick hike that gives you a great view both out towards Anchorage and out towards the valley.
Awesome views, little challenging. Took the wife and kid in a carrier, both did fine. Would recommend this hike, well worth it!
Was a good hike. Child friendly and good for beginners. Trail is heavily used and well packed for easy hiking. It does get steep towards the end but nothing hardcore.
Tough, steep incline but what a hike!
Fun easy hike
Fun hike. The view is incredible from the summit!
Great quick hike! Tends to be pretty busy during the summer. Great for dogs and families!
Baldy has a decent view, but it's literally right above Eagle River, so it doesn't have that wild feel that other trails will offer in the area. Much of the mountain is treeless, hence the name, but that means there are trails going every which way.
There are two main trails. At the parking lot, take the road on the right for the steeper option. For the lazier option, take the left road, and follow it until it curves around the old house. That will take you up to the ridge at a more gradual climb. The easier trail also offers you more time amongst the tundra and more chances to see marmots (of which there are many), so I'd recommended it over going straight up.
Beautiful view overlooking Eagle River/ Chugiak. not too long or hard, and kid friendly. I've hiked this mountain several times and it's beauty always amazes me.
The hike to the top of Baldy would be decent as a 4 Mile round trip Day hike, but I saw Blacktail peaks and I just had to go Summit. If you go all the way to the summit of Blacktail Peak it is about a 12 mile round trip hike. Summiting Blacktail Peak is worth it! I should have taken more water. Blacktail mountain is strenuous, but it should be done if you are capable. I placed a few cairns around the summit of Blacktail Peak to mark the best path. On the way down take a right at the cairns found at the base of Baldy for an easier way down. Be careful of bears in the Willows though.