Mount Baldy Trail

MODERATE 222 reviews
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Mount Baldy Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Eagle River, Alaska that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,512 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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.

hiking
19 days ago

Great views in early September, had a clear day in the high 50’s F*. Finished in a few hours then went to pizza man. “Big win”

1 month ago

Very beautiful hike and great view of Eagle River and on a good day, you might see part of Anchorage as well.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful view, given it started drizzling mid-hike but nonetheless it was gorgeous. Trail gets steeper and more gravelly as you get closer to the top but overall was a fun hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Recommend bringing trekking poles. Very steep on the way up, if you take the right entrance. Left side could be used for both up and down if you don’t mind walking a little longer and stay on the safe side. Amazing view on the top though! Could be a great work out trail!

hiking
2 months ago

Fantastic hike!! definitely not for the faint hearted, the walk is pretty steep and the air gets very thin but it's worth it for the views! FYI the ski lift looks like its shut but there are two so keep walking down and you'll see it; $15 for a trip down - we were dead on our feet so were more than happy to grab it. Lots of wasps around the top for anyone allergic. A must hike!

hiking
2 months ago

Well worth the hike. I’d recommend going up the hard route (right) and reward yourself by coming down the easier side (left). The views at the top were breathtaking. Took about 35 minutes up with water breaks and had the summit to myself. If you have the time, continue along the ridge to Black Tail (another must do).

hiking
2 months ago

Steep steep to the top, but so worth it! Went down the easier way, and that helped a lot.

2 months ago

First time ever today. So awesome! The views are spectacular.

2 months ago

Definitely a good workout hike. Trekking poles would help on the way down. Beautiful view from the top.

2 months ago

Hiked it yesterday with my husband 3 kids and dog. Was an awesome hike and the view at the top was amazing!!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike, read the reviews and they were definitely right! Take the right trail at the fork to get the steepest part of out the way on the way up!

hiking
2 months ago

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3 months ago

Went up on the right fork, came down on the left. Beautiful views. For someone who’s afraid of heights, it took us an hour to reach the top. Loved this hike!

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike! Recommend trekking poles to help with the climb down if you choose to go down the steeper side.

3 months ago

My favorite hike. Done it many times!

3 months ago

Amazing . Just amazing.

hiking
3 months ago

I'm a little out of shape, so this was a difficult climb for me. I took my time and I achieved it. There were, however, people trail running it. Those people are super heroes in my book! haha. Whether you're fit or not, the beautiful views are worth the climb!

hiking
3 months ago

First time on 6/20/18 and it was beyond beautiful. So appreciate the info of going right at the fork to do the scramble up and took the easy pease trail back down. Will most definitely do this again!

hiking
3 months ago

If you want a challenge right away, take the right fork! It is NOT moderate hike but if you prefer to do the moderate version, take the left fork. We took the right fork and came back down on the left which felt a well-deserved hike. The view on summit is rewarding, I promise you that! The trail is very muddy and wet on some parts from left fork due to snow melting. But the right? Very dry. It is moderately trafficked and trail is free of litter (yay) no designated parking, just park behind another car.

hiking
4 months ago

The perfect challenge! Trekking poles made it easier both going up and coming down. It was very windy at the top, so consider this when deciding to hike. Enough people that I didn’t feel too wary of bears. I’ll do this one again for certain.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike. The right fork is a bit more steep but I enjoyed going up that way and taking the left fork down by the abandoned house and pond. Lots of dogs and people on the trail.

hiking
4 months ago

Would definitely do this hike again and give ourselves more time to explore up top.

4 months ago

Went with my 4 year old and 11 month old and it was great! There were some spots that were not as nice but overall it was a lot of fun and that view up top was just beautiful!

walking
4 months ago

Was a cool walk

hiking
4 months ago

The loose rocks on the west face are a little scary but a great and close by hike!

hiking
4 months ago

This is a must do hike that has been on my list for the last 2 years! We picked a great day it was beautiful and lots of people were out on the trail. The trail was mostly dry, only encountered one muddy area. Still some snow patches but none on the actual trail, I could see this trail becoming very slick after rain!

5 months ago

A little sloppy in some spots and slick in others. Poles and traction helped. Went down the back side as we were concerned about slipping going back down the front side. Snow is deep on the backside but manageable. Overall a good hike.

5 months ago

avoid the steep side when it's raining, mud city. lots of slipping

hiking
5 months ago

Gets a bit steep at the end which can be difficult without good traction as there is still deep snow in some areas. Take the back side down the mountain (winds down towards the left side) if you’re worried about sliding down the front!

hiking
5 months ago

The steep trail still has areas on it this time of year where you will have to hike through snow and wet mud. Hiking poles are extremely helpful.

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