Located in Alaska, the ATV trails in Anchorage offers over ten good ATV trail destinations. The best Anchorage ATV trails based on popularity are considered to be Bird Creek Valley Trail, Eklutna Lakeside Trail, Knik River Trail, Bald Mountain Trail, and Fall Creek Mine.
Southeast of Anchorage and Indian in the Chugach State Park, the Bird Creek Valley Trail follows the creek for 5.5 miles one-way up toward Bird Pass. The ATV riding route passes large trees along the way.
Northeast of Anchorage and northeast of Sutton in the Knik-Chickaloon-Nelchina, the Little Nilchina River Trail is open to ATV riding. The route is about 30 miles one-way.
Near Anchorage, the Bald Mountain Trail is a 22 mile route up Bald Mountain from 700 feet to 3400 feet that is open to ATV riding. The Bald Mountain Trail is an EXTREMELY steep, rocky, and challenging trail. Be aware that there are many search and rescues on this trail. It is best to contact the local BLM law enforcement officer to ask about current trail conditions.
North of Seward in the Chugach National Forest, the Fall Creek Mine is a 10 mile route. Only the first 3 miles are open to ATV riding. The trails can be rocky, muddy and rooty.
Northeast of Anchorage and southeast of Butte in the Chugach National Forest, the Knik River Trail (Knik River Flats) is a 22 mile one-way route open to ATV riding. The route follows the Knik River up to the Knik Glacier. The first 10 miles are pretty obvious, running from bar to bar in the flood plain. There are small sections of trail on the banks in between the multiple water crossings.
Northeast of Anchorage and Eagle River in the Chugach State Park, the Eklutna Lakeside Trail is a 12.7 mile one-way route to the Eklutna Glacier with a 300 feet elevation gain. It runs along an abandoned roadbed. Trail follows lakeshore for 7 miles, then onto glacial gravel bars. Last mile is footpath through glacial debris.
East of Sutton in the Knik-Chickaloon-Nelchina, the Pinochle Creek Trail (Hicks Creek) is a 16.5 mile route open to ATV trails riding. The route follows the Hicks Creek to Hicks Lake. From there, it continues on to Caribou Creek. There is about 2,700 feet of elevation gain along the way.
Northeast of Anchorage and Sutton in the Knik-Chickaloon-Nelchina, the Belanger Pass Trail is a 13 mile route around the Syncline Mountains and up through Belanger Pass to the confluence of the Alfred and Flume Creek that is open to ATV riding. Watch out on stream crossings for high water levels.