Located in the US, the ATV trails in Alaska offers over twenty awesome ATV riding trails. The best Alaska ATV trails based on popularity are considered to be Moose Creek Bluff ATV Trail, Bird Creek Valley Trail, Eklutna Lakeside Trail, Klutina Lake ATV Trail, and Knik River Trail. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Alaska ATV trails trail below.
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.
Near Fairbanks and North Pole, the Moose Creek Bluff area has about 10 miles of ATV riding trails. These trails are only open during winter months when the ground is frozen (November to March). The best place to start riding Moose Creek is from the bottom of the bluff where there is a service road leading to the top plateau. Once at the top, there is a nice vista of the Alaska range in the distance. At this point, the service road turns into a smaller ATV trail, and follow that to the very top past the tower. It seems like there are always new side trails under development, so keep an eye out for something new to explore.
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.
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.
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 Fairbanks in the White Mountains National Recreation Area, the Quartz Creek Trail is a 16 mile route open to ATV riding. The route passes through high alpine hillsides and crosses several creeks. The trail can be rocky and muddy.
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.