Hike Baldy, Black Trail Rocks, and Round Top in Eagle River


Hike Baldy (3271ft), Black tail Rocks (4446 ft), and  Round Top (4787 ft)in Eagle River.








When: Saturday, Nov 24 at 8:45 am!

It's going to be a hard and long hike, 10 miles.

Total elevation gain is about[masked] feet.

There will be scree scrambling, rock hugging, snow plowing involved












We start from the  Baldy TH, end of the Sky Line Drive Eagle River. Hike up to Baldy and over the Black Tail Rocks to Round Top. It is going be great workout hike with beautiful views.   There will be scree scrambling, rock hugging, snow plowing involved. Bring plenty of fluids and food too for a possible long day. If anyone want to hike only to Baldy or Blck tail rocks are welcome.


From Anchorage, take Glenn HWY North and take Hiland/Eagle River Loop exit. Pass the Eagle river Walmart turn right on the Sky line drive. The road will change names and switchback quite a few times, just keep going up the main paved road, the trailhead is at the end of the road. You can throw this address in your GPS to get there: 12790 Golden Eagle Dr. Eagle River, AK

What to Bring:

-Head Lamp/Flash lights

-Ski/ trekking pole(s) recommended.

-- Ice grippers.

-- Ice axe optional.

-- Snowshoes & straps to tie on to your pack in case you don't need them.

-- Layers of non-cotton clothing; wind shell and wind pants.

-- Sunglasses, for wind and it can be a very Sunny.

-- Warm hat & gloves or mittens; neck gaiter and/or balaclava, gaiters optional but recommended.

-- Water & snacks.


Contact Kyong[masked] if you have questions.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Kyong! Great hike, but not for the faint of heart or weak in the leg! The bushwacking paid off as it was a more direct route back to the trailhead and we made it there before dark!

    November 25, 2012

  • Pilar

    Loved it. Excellent hiking weather and conditions. Small group allowed for a strong pace. Kyong, as always you excel as an organizer. Thank you.

    November 24, 2012

  • Kyong W

    Good hiking conditions, clear calm day! Had wonderul time hiking with strong hikers. Thanks everyone.

    November 24, 2012

  • Kyong W

    Hope to see you on an other hiking James.

    November 23, 2012

  • Kyong W

    Sorry Lilli, hope you will be better by tomorrow!

    November 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately no, they are just water resistant. Maybe I'll get the right gear and catch up with y'all next time. Just moved here within the last month and a half

    November 23, 2012

  • Kyong W

    James, it is going to be cold, is your hiking boots waterproof. Snowboots are not good for climbing.

    November 23, 2012

  • Lilli

    I banged up my knee today skating (3x!) so may have to cancel...may show up and see how it feels

    November 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will snowboots be necessary or will regular hiking boots be ok?

    November 20, 2012

  • Lilli

    I may want to descend from Round Top down Ptarmigan Valley instead of hiking back to Skyline. If so, I'll leave a car there. Others welcome to join me. The distance is similar.

    November 18, 2012

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