Tucker Mountain

MODERATE 34 reviews

Tucker Mountain 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
1676 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

hiking
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

2 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
3 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
3 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).

4 months 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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4 months ago

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4 months 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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4 months ago

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5 months ago

beautiful views, great "ridge hike"

hiking
5 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.

6 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.

6 months ago

6 months ago

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

6 months ago