Easy walk/jog

Very nice evening hike. The trailhead begins at Baldy and continues along the ridge line. If you go to the top of the peak it is 6.5 miles round trip and took me about 2.5 hours total. Very pretty views and a beautiful sunset behind the Talkeetna mtns. Little Tupperware with a notebook to sign at the top. Beautiful September evening with a wind chill at the top, so if hiking in fall bring gloves. Good for trail running back to the bottom.

great hike with some good views

The trail is nice though the markings are not necessarily clear when it comes to the fork to go left unless you are familiar with the trail.

Great hike! The last half, after you pop out of the vegetation offers some amazing views.

Rigorous hike, more challenging than I expected. The first half is level, and unremarkable, nice wooded setting. Turning onto the "Mount Eklutna Trail" is where the altitude climb begins, and it gets quite steep for a "moderate" hike. Views from the top were beautiful. Enjoyed seeing some tundra wildflowers, a little snow, and on the way down just below the tree line saw 2 black bears on the trail!

Quite an enjoyable hike. Was able to go all the way to Baldy and down it from this trail. Though if you ever decide to the same go the other direction. Baldy to Ptarmigan. Would have been much easier going downhill instead of up the whole time.

definitely a hard hike for somebody overweight aka me but I made it up there.... good times

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!

Friday, September 16, 2016

great trail with a good incline when you get to the look out point option to go to three different mtn ranges! great day hike!

Scored a beautiful day between rainy days. Easy hike except the very last bit up the mountain. But if a hiking greenhorn like me can make it, anyone can.

One of my favorites! Hiked on 7/26 and there was a lot of blueberries to be picked. Once you get over the brush it is very steep to get to the peak. Well worth the view and a great work out! Highly recommend.

trail running
Sunday, July 17, 2016

A great option instead of out and back is head south down trail after coming back down from Mt Eklutna. It connects to main trail. No water for pups at elevation.

Nice steep hike with beautiful wildflowers along the way and pretty alpine walk along the ridge line. We had a great birds-eye view of Camp Gorsuch Boy Scout camp on Mirror Lake. We were short of time and didn't complete the entire trail, but the short journey was s great way to spend the Sunday afternoon.

How long did it take you to get to the top of Round Top?

One of the best views of the glen hwy and valley.
But the hike is strenuous

It was great! Got some awesome pictures, great views. Lots of blueberries around this time (August). I'm pretty sure the directions on here are wrong. But we found it and loved it!

Beautiful views of the Knik Arm, surrounding Chugach mountains, and Talkeetna Range to the north.

Great first impression for my families intro to hiking Alaska! We went on a very foggy day...couldn't see much at all but that kept the temperature cool. We left the trail after the Alders and went vertical...hearts were thumping and the tundra was soft to stride on as we climbed. Great experience!

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