Mount Magnificent

MODERATE 57 reviews

Mount Magnificent is a 3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Eagle River, Alaska that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,676 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

hiking
17 days ago

Our hike on this trail was terrific. The road going to the trail head was freshly paved in 2018. Terrific view of Eagle River at the top. My 5 year old did it under his own power, so I would describe it as a family friendly hike. I highly recommend trekking poles for stability, they were a huge help in a few spots.

hiking
20 days ago

If you want a challenge take the telephone trail path up and keep on right to connect with main trail. It will work every muscle in your legs. Feels great!

hiking
1 month ago

The trailhead is confusing to find. You will go thru the locked red gate then continue to the electrical structure with the fence around it then if you look to the left the trailhead starts. The hike is great but up is a must. Hiking sticks would have been helpful.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

I did this trail with my girlfriend and our 1 year old son a couple days ago and there were a billion flies on the ridge. Other than the flies it was absolutely amazing. However, this is a faily tough hike with steep inclines on loose rock. If you go past "Tucker Mountain" on the small game trail to the left expect to hike another 45 minutes and gain around 800ft in elevation to reach Magnificent Proper. We made it about 300ft from the summit before a very steep drop in the trail forced us to turn around (too risky with a baby in hand). All in all an amazing hike with incredible views.

hiking
1 month ago

There is no Tucker Mountain here. This is Mount Magnificent. Tucker is the name of a survey marker along the trail and nothing more.

1 month ago

Didn't summit on 2 accounts. My phone decided to end it's life mysteriously at the 2nd false peak. The wind up there was quite intense. I figured I could come back when odds were better. The views though of Eagle River and the Mountains are spectacular and I will be back soon to see that American Flag up close and personal.

hiking
2 months ago

Just did this. It wasn’t the sunniest day but it’s a great hike that you can continue past to go higher. Definitely will do it again!!! The views were so nice!

hiking
2 months ago

Great views!

hiking
2 months ago

One of my favorite hikes in Eagle River. There was a sign about a curious black bear in the area so keep that in mind. Pretty steady climb the whole way. There are a few false peaks but eventually you will see an American flag in the distance. The flag sits on Tucker. It was definitely worth going the whole distance. Very little snow up there at this point and wasn’t terribly muddy. Spikes and hiking poles would have helped in places but are not at all mandatory. It was spitting snow at the top so be prepared for changing weather.

hiking
3 months ago

It’s at the upper end, if you call this moderate. Steep climb, gorgeous views. Only made it to the first false peak this time. Lots of snow and mud still present. Can’t wait to come back in the summer.

hiking
7 months ago

Did the full hike this time in the snow and dark. Great view from the top but quite a climb to get there.

hiking
9 months ago

Fairly steep definitely once you get a little past the tree line and even before. when I went in October it was pretty muddy, slipped a few times but it was worth it once I got to the top, great view of Eagle River and the mountains across the valley were gorgeous.

hiking
9 months ago

Evening hike and only made it about a mile before turning around. Looking forward to trying again.

10 months ago

LOVE! Amazing views of eagle river. Very fun hike. Not as popular of a trail, make sure to bring bear spray and be with someone.

hiking
11 months ago

This is a fantastic trail. Though the name is wrong. The trail in this GPS track goes to Tucker mountain (the mountain with the flag) Mt. Magnificent is the next peak along the ridge, another mile or so. Mt. Significant is well, a significant distance further, many miles past Mt. Magnificent along the ridge.Title edit submitted suggesting changing the name to Tucker Mountain.

hiking
11 months ago

Made it to the flag, but evidently you can keep going (a group of young men kept walking down the trail/ridge. Not sure how far they got). Went the day after it had rained; the least fun part was the initial ascent through the trees. The rest was pretty good, with a few small foot hold issues going up the rocky peak with switchbacks (near the flag). Didn't feel unsafe at all, though. The views were great, saw/heard 3 golden eagles, lots of arctic ground squirrels. Be careful as there was a bear protecting a moose kill on August 5th (it was no longer there when I went, but there's obviously bears that will go up there, so just be aware. Once you get up the peaks it's easy to see everything around you).

Thursday, August 10, 2017

was beautiful, but quite steep with difficult footing around tree roots. is definitely on the upper end of moderate. we were not able to finish as it was so steep. still rated high because it was beautiful and not crowded.

hiking
Thursday, July 20, 2017

nice trail, steep in sections, but the view is probably amazing without a solid cloud deck starting below the trailhead. We'll just have to do it again.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

beautiful views, great "ridge hike"

hiking
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Made it to 2nd false summit and decided to turn back due to large clouds, rain & hail. By the time I got back to the 1st false summit it was clear again. The clouds did provide a rainbow into the eagle river valley. Trekking poles and wind jacket were very helpful.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Made it to the first false peak and then it started to rain pretty bad. I would suggest to do this hike on a dry day.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Awesome hike yesterday... snow covered up the trail so it made for some fun trailblazing!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Very nice short hike with up hill challenge and outstanding view.

Friday, October 07, 2016

Awesome walk. Beautiful! Took us 2 hours to get to the top. Walking sticks helped us alot! Amazing views! Breathtaking!

hiking
Friday, September 09, 2016

This is probably one of my favorite hikes in the Eagle River area! Pretty strenuous, especially if it's hot out, but just keep at it and the top is in sight.

Once you get to the top of the first peak, you have the opportunity to continue hiking out to other peaks and possibly even connect up to the Mt. Baldy trail.

hiking
Friday, July 29, 2016

One of the more difficult hikes I have done. Steep and strenuous. Be sure to pack water and snacks! Great view and there is an Alaska flag posted at the end!

hiking
Thursday, July 28, 2016

Spent a few weeks our at Elmendorf Air Base for training and a group of us got away a few days to explore some trails. This trail, in particular, stood out by far of my favorite trail. I really enjoyed the early switchback type of terrain in the thick timber followed by the plateau of grass area and wild flowers. Furthermore, the highlight had to of been climbing out of the saddle and eating blueberries all the way up the face. Once that false summit had been reached, we continued along the ridge. Excellent trail with spectacular views and various terrain types.

hiking
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Nice hike with excellent views, practically right in our backyard. Definitely will be going back

hiking
Monday, June 13, 2016

It was good but the entrance to get there is off mile high do it took alittle bit to find the trail a lot steeper then I thought it would be but amazing view.

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