Hike Iron Nipple in Eagle River

What/Where: Hike to Iron Nipple (2830 ft) in Eagle River

Iron Nipple is the ridge in front of the Eagle River Wal-Mart.

It is about 3 mile RT, some what steep and muddy trail. While the actual distance is short, this is a real cardio workout.

There is not a lot of parking available near the trailhead, so let's meet at the Eagle River Wal-Mart and carpool to the TH on Mile Hi Rd.

Directions from Anchorage: take the North Eagle River exit to Eagle River Road and take a right (where the Wal-Mart is).

If anyone wants to meet at TH:  About a mile from the Walmart on Eagle river rd, take a left on Mile Hi road. Keep switch backing up till you see a sign right in front of you that says, “No Parking Beyond this Point”, just to the right of this is the entrance to the trailhead.

 We will past the gate and head to the end of the road. At the very end is a small, fenced in structure, with a metal utility pole sticking out of it. The trail is to the left of it. From the trailhead, we'll switchback up a steep wooded area till a saddle on the mountain.  Then we'll turn left, pass 2 rocky knobs and enjoy the views.

-- Ski/ trekking poles (optional but very helpful)

--- Kahtoolas

-- Wind shell and wind pants
-- Dress in non-cotton layers so you can shed or add clothes as temps change
-- Water & trail snacks


 CONTACT:  Kyong [masked]

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  • Karen

    Thanks Kyong Best wishes on your climb - !!

    April 30

  • Shaun E. S.

    second hike of day-night double header. Lived to tell that tale.

    April 29

  • Kyong W

    Short and sweet! Perfect spring/Summer evening hike. Nice to meeting new adventures and catching up with friends.

    April 29

  • Michelle O.

    Beautiful hike tonight! The trail is in pretty good condition. Great to meet new people, see everyone next week!

    April 29

  • catherine

    Excellent sweet little hike !

    April 29

  • catherine

    Will be meeting in Walmart parking lot..but not sure where to go in parking lot

    April 29

  • Matt

    For anyone interested in carpooling, let's meet at Carrs Muldoon at 5:30.

    1 · April 28

  • Stephanie

    Anyone interested in carpooling from Anchorage to ER Walmart? Carrs/FM Muldoon?

    April 27

  • Todd K.

    Won't be able to go but I did this hike on Tuesday. The trail is as described. Muddy and consistently up. Took us just under two hours

    April 24

    • Shaun E. S.

      Don't forget about the "down". Regardless, today's was enjoyable though we cripples plodded, slipped, butt skied and slopped for 4 hours, or so. Would've smelled the rose had there been some.

      1 · April 24

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