Mile High Saddle Trail (Mt. Magnificant)



Difficulty: Moderate

Distance: 3.4 miles

Elevation Gain: More than 1500ft

Type: Out-and-Back

Take Eagle River Road just past the Mile 3 mile marker and look for Mile High road on the right. The road changes names as it swithches back and forth, but always take the turn going up and eventually you will see a small turnout on the right at Beaver Road. The trail is just past the gate, to the left of the attenna towers. The trail goes up for a short distance and then joins with the original trail which is more direct but it crosses private property. Continue up, and when you get to the saddle, you can turn right onto the Mt. Magnificant Trail to follow the ridge that ends at the mountain, or left continuing along the original trail. The trail offers nice views of Cook Inlet and even Denali on a clear day.

Features: Kid Friendly, Running

Getting There

Latitude: 61.3134
Longitude: -149.4648
Driving Directions