Best Off Road in Alaska

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1

Alaska, Fairbanks North Star County

00 :37 hrs
3.5 mi
266.078 ft
Unknown

Quartz Creek Trail follows an old mining trail just off Nome Creek Road and ends at Quartz Creek. Expect to cross several streams, rocky conditions, and steep switchbacks. A spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles. There is a 96 DB noise limit.

2

Alaska, Matanuska-Susitna County

00 :38 hrs
3.6 mi
591.463 ft
Unknown

This route offers panoramic views of the entire Matanuska-Susitna Valley. The trail surface is clay and mud that will be very slick in the rain and much easier when dry. Expect long and steep hill climbs. A vehicle with front and rear lockers along with larger tires is recommended. The area on Bald Mountain Ridge has special restrictions to protect several important migratory bird nesting areas. Off-road motorized use, including landing aircraft, is prohibited between May 1 and August 1

3

Alaska, Matanuska-Susitna County

03 :59 hrs
20.1 mi
41.073 ft
Unknown

This is a popular off-road trail with good reason. It is not a difficult trail and travels to the sand dunes, and then back to the glacier. The trail surface is silty, almost always wet (when not frozen), and rutted. You will find sand, water, and glacial silt. The creeks and rivers can exceed 4 feet in places when not frozen so be cautious when crossing. A stock SUV with high clearance is suitable.

4

Alaska, Kenai Peninsula County

03 :45 hrs
19.8 mi
313.132 ft
Unknown

Russian Lake Trail is located in the Chugach National Forest. There are panoramic views, wildlife, and beautiful winter scenery. Check the avalanche and lake ice conditions before heading out and always be prepared for rapid weather changes.

5

Alaska, Kenai Peninsula County

01 :55 hrs
10.3 mi
222.66 ft
Unknown

Part of the North Caribou Hills area, this route begins at the Gravel Pit and intersects with other trails. It is maintained and groomed by the Snomads Snowmobile Club.

6

Alaska, Sitka

00 :20 hrs
1.8 mi
67.762 ft
Unknown

This trail is located on Baranof Island and can only be reached by plane or by sea. The trail is hard packed gravel with moderate elevation changes. A spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles. There is a 96DB noise limit and the max width is 50 inches wide.

7

Alaska, Matanuska-Susitna County

00 :53 hrs
4.7 mi
280.904 ft
Unknown

This route follows along the banks of the Kings River and up to Ruby Lake. There can be some muddy sections and hills that are challenging. Fishing is good and the views at the lake are beautiful. There are bypasses for most mud holes that are big. Stock SUVs with high clearance and 4WD are recommended.

8

Alaska, Matanuska-Susitna County

01 :21 hrs
7.1 mi
296.30603 ft
Unknown

This route is located with Eureka Trails System and has some steep hill climbs. It is used during the summer by ATV enthusiasts. A spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.

9

Alaska, Matanuska-Susitna County

01 :21 hrs
7.1 mi
296.30603 ft
Unknown

This route is located within Eureka Trails System. There are several access points and be aware that rails can bet muddy. Some sections can get very muddy during the summer. There is plenty of room in the parking for large trailers and unloading. The trail has a little bit everything including steep hill climbs, ruts, mud, water holes, and rocks. A spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.

10

Alaska, Kenai Peninsula County

01 :08 hrs
6.3 mi
582.86096 ft
Unknown

The Lost Lake Trail is a segment of the Iditarod National Historic Trail. From Seward Highway the trail climbs through a thick forest up to a mountainside of meadows with beautiful winter views. The trail to Clemens Cabin can be icy on steep lower sections. Once you get past the cabin there are several routes that open up to the Lost Lake.

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