Hiking The Bold Ridge Trail

The 29th most popular hiking trail in Alaska.

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Northeast of Anchorage and Eagle River, the Bold Ridge Trail is a 3.5 mile one-way trek with a 2,500 feet elevation gain. The route offers scenic views of Bold Peak and the Eklutna Lake below. It is accessible from Mile 5 of the Eklutna Lakeside Trail.

To reach the hiking 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, Bold Ridge Trail is the 29th most popular hiking trail of all 54 hikes in Alaska. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Bold Ridge Trail including Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, Hilltop Trails, Kincaid Park, Crow Pass / Iditarod Trail, Eklutna Lakeside Trail and Twin Peaks TrailEast Fork Trail.

Bold Ridge Trail Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  CSP (907) 733-2675; Alaska Tourism (907) 465-2010.

Recommended Book:  "Alaska Hiking Adventures" from Dean Littlepage

Best Season:  May - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

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

Reference Source:  click here http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/

GPS:  61.4067, -149.1434

Date Published:  5/18/2016

Date Updated:  6/23/2016

ID:  14346

Bold Ridge Trail Hiking Map


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