Mount Magnificent and Mount Significant Trail

MODERATE 29 reviews

Mount Magnificent and Mount Significant Trail is a 3 mile 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 and is best used from June until August.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1676 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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6 days 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).

13 days ago

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.

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1 month ago

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.

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2 months ago

beautiful views, great "ridge hike"

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2 months ago

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.

2 months ago

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.

2 months ago

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

3 months ago

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

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10 months ago

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