Bald Mountain Trail For ATV Riding

The 5th most popular all terrain vehicle trail in Alaska.

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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.

To reach the ATV riding trailhead for the Bald Mountain Trail from Anchorage, head north on the Glen Highway (State Route 1) toward Palmer. Turn left onto State Route 3 (Parks Highway) toward Denali. Just after you pass through Wasilla, turn right on Church Road. Church road will T into East Schrock Road after about 4.1 miles. Turn left onto E Shrock Road, then right onto Sitze Road. You will pass Softwinds Road on your left, and the parking area is on your left before you get to Solitude Street. There is no sign for the trailhead, so keep your eye out for the trail.

Overall, Bald Mountain Trail is the 5th most popular ATV riding trail of all 27 ATV trails in Alaska. Several of the better atv trails are nearby Bald Mountain Trail including Eklutna Lakeside Trail, Bird Creek Valley Trail, Little Nilchina River Trail, Belanger Pass Trail, Crown Point Mine, Fall Creek Mine, Gunsight Mountain Trail, .


Local Contact(s):  Anchorage Recreation Management Area (907) 267-1246; Alaska Tourism (907) 465-2010

Recommended Book:  "ATV Trails: Offroad" from Mud Mountain

Best Season:  May - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Hardcore

Luxury Loding:  Historic Anchorage Hotel, Anchorage; Winterlake Lodge, Anchorage

GPS:  64.6497, -149.5132

Date Published:  5/18/2016

Date Updated:  7/31/2016

ID:  15452


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