Baldy and Blacktail Rocks

Eagle River, Alaska

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In the foothills above Eagle River is a bare, rounded knob unofficially known as “Baldy.” Less than a mile from Meadow Creek Trailhead, and with slightly more than 1000 feet of elevation to climb, it is a popular day hike with locals of all ability levels. Baldy also marks the beginning of a long, pleasant ridge leading to Blacktail Rocks and beyond. The trail is smooth, the ridge wide, and the views outstanding.
50 Hikes in Alaska's Chugach State Park

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50 Hikes in Alaska's Chugach State Park

by Shane Shepherd & Owen Wozniak (The Mountaineers Books)

In the foothills above Eagle River is a bare, rounded knob unofficially known as “Baldy.” Less than a mile from Meadow Creek Trailhead, and with slightly more than 1000 feet of elevation to climb, it is a popular day hike with locals of all ability levels. Baldy also marks the beginning of a long, pleasant ridge leading to Blacktail Rocks and beyond. The trail is smooth, the ridge wide, and the views outstanding.

©  Shane Shepherd & Owen Wozniak/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Eagle River
Distance: 7
Elevation Gain: 2,700 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 4 to 6 hours
Season: Best in the summer months
Local Contacts: Chugach State Park
Local Maps: USGS Anchorage B-7
Driving Directions: Directions to Baldy and Blacktail Rocks

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