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dogs on leash
cross country skiing
very beautiful during the winter. dogs are allowed and most are not on leashes. you do share the trail with bike riders, sled dogs, and cross country skiing.. Didnt see any wild animals but thats not to say they didnt see me or hear me..lol
Hiked 12/12/16. Main trail was in great shape with lots of traffic from hikers and sleds but the trail head going up Eklutna mountain had quite a bit of snow and only one set of tracks. Made it to the top and decided to hike the ridgeline towards Bear Mt and come down that trail cut off. It was in significantly better shape. Great views up top!
Explored this trail on 21 November 2016. There was a lot of ice, especially on the steeper faces but most had the cable guards to assist in climbing. We got a late start around 9:00 and headed back at 12:00 when we reached the last tall peak before the descent to the caves. It's worth a trip.
This is a well-trafficked, easy trail. If you are in the area, it is well worth a quick hike to see this glacier. The trail is well-defined, with moderate inclines. Watch it at the top, if you decide to go playing about on the glacier and the surrounding boulder fields! I helped a man with broken ribs down to the trail head. It's a mean play ground!