Mount Ballyhoo

MODERATE 5 reviews

Mount Ballyhoo is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Unalaska, Alaska that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and birding and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1335 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

trail running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Mount Ballyhoo is one of the taller peaks in the region of Unalaska Island, and the tallest on Amaknak Island proper (the home of Dutch Harbor). Mt. Ballyhoo is a easily accessible from two different starting points. Beautiful views and a nice 1600ft. of elevation gain await adventurous souls. Straightforward hike with no need for trail markers since there are few trees on Amaknak Island. There are two different trail heads easily accessible by foot or by car; one located on the southern side of Mt. Ballyhoo (just north of the airport runways), and the second on the northern side of Ballyhoo.

hiking
Thursday, December 08, 2016

Some of the best views in the area and more accessible than Pyramid. Great views of Dutch, Bunker Hill and Pyramid Peak. Permits can be purchased from the Ounalashka Corp. on their website. https://www.ounalashka.com/land-use/land-use-permit/

hiking
Sunday, October 02, 2016

This is a nice little trail easily accessible from town or the hotel. It can be a little steep for some and there are several false summits. Whales are easily seen off the end of the airport runway and the views of the bay, town, and port are excellent. It can be rainy and windy on short notice, so be prepared.

birding
Sunday, July 10, 2016

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Easily accessible, great trail for a quick exercise or just to enjoy a great view while resting. It is best to wear a pair of waterproof hiking boots for wet conditions, regular shoes can be used if the wether has been dry in summer otherwise.
23~24 minutes bottom-top-bottom is the fastest record in the past. Takes about an hour plus for an average person.