Length: 7 mi (11.3 km)
Elevation: +218/190 ft
Total: 9 riders
Mountain Biking Lower Eagle River Trail
#43 of 60 mountain bike trails in Alaska
#10,005 in the world
Lower* Eagle River trail parallels Eagle River, and provides a good variety of terrain, including some hills, mud, and even a river crossing of the South Fork. The majority of the trail consists of double wide (truck trail?) and fairly smooth terrain. Some singletrack spurs exist at various locations.
The trail appears to continue eastward from the Lollipop configuration described, as well as Southerly up the mountain, so alternative routes are very possible.
Please note that the trail passes through private property. This section is well marked with an easement. Please remain on the easement to ensure continued access to this beautiful area.
Be sure to check out the spur at the confluence of the North and South forks of the river. This area opens into a gravel bar with beautiful views of the mountain ranges surrounding the valley. This spot is also a popular salmon fishing area for both 2 and 4 legged fishermen, so consider bringing a pole AND some bear protection.
*named based on the annotations found on Google Maps.
First added by Xerien on Feb 17, 2009. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
- Drinking water: unknown
- Lift service: unknown
- Night riding: unknown
- Pump track: unknown
- Restrooms: unknown
- Fat bike grooming: unknown
- E-bikes allowed: unknown
- Fee required: unknown
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From the Glenn Highway take the Hiland Road exit and head east towards Eagle River (the back way.)
Just before (south of) the bridge over Eagle River on Eagle River Loop Road, hang a right on the unmarked gravel road. Free parking is available at a popular raft/canoe take out point on the left side of the road. Day use parking ($5 fee) is available further down the road.
Access points to the trails exist near the free parking, and from the day-use area, as well as from various points in the residential areas via Hiland Road.