Eklutna Lakeside Trail For ATV Riding
The 3rd most popular all terrain vehicle trail in Alaska.
Wednesday 10 August 2016 03:59 GMT
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. Views of steep canyon walls, waterfalls and Eklutna Glacier. Wildlife includes Dall sheep, mountain goats, pikas.
Note: ATV riding is allowed Sunday through Wednesday only.
To reach the trailhead from Anchorage, head northeast on Glenn Highway to Eklutna Road. Turn right heading southeast on Eklunta Road to the north end of the lake and the trailhead parking area.
Overall, Eklutna Lakeside Trail is the 3rd most popular ATV riding trail of all 27 ATV trails in Alaska. Several of the better atv trails are nearby Eklutna Lakeside Trail including Bird Creek Valley Trail, Little Nilchina River Trail, Bald Mountain Trail, Knik River Trail, Fall Creek Mine and Gunsight Mountain Trail.