Bald Mountain B29 Trail

Wasilla, Alaska (Matanuska-Susitna County)

Last Updated: 08/26/2019
4.4 / 5 ( 5 reviews )
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Status:
Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 4.02 miles
Highest Elevation: 2427 feet
Duration: About 1 hour, 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Wasilla
Nearest Town w/ Services: Wasilla
Official Road Name:
Management Agency: Department of Natural Resouces
District: Southcentral Regional Office

Highlights

Highlight: Bald Mountain B29 Trail
Bald Mountain Trail keeps testing you and your rig until you make it or give up along the way. As you and your rig are pushed to the limits you witness spectacular panoramic views of the entire Matanuska-Susitna Valley making this one of the best off-road trails in Alaska. You can also see the wreckage of a B-29 on the side of the mountain. This trail was featured on Episode 57 of Dirt Every Day - Alaskan Army Truck Adventure as well as Nitto's 2016 JK Experience, clearly it is worth the visit! Breathtaking views abound on this one! Come prepared and bring a camera!

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Route Information

Technical Rating

( MODERATE - DIFFICULT )

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Waypoints

1. Trailhead (0 mi)
The first part of the trail maneuvers through private property, please drive respectfully and stay on the road to avoid trespassing. 4x4 Low range is generally recommended from here on out. Respect the new fence being put in this summer (2017).

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Palmer/Wasilla Interchange

From the Palmer/Wasilla Interchange: Take the George Parks Highway to Wasilla, then drive most of the way through Wasilla until you reach Church Road, then take a right (north) on Church Road for 4.1 miles. At the end of Church Road turn left (west) on West Schrock Road for 0.9 miles, then take the Y in the road to the right (east) to get on Sitze Road. Turn right (east) at the next intersection to remain on Sitze Road. The trailhead will be just after the little bridge and begins to the left on North Solitude Street. Also known as Baldy Trail, Mt. Baldy, Baldi, B-29 Trail, and Swift Creek Trail.

Camping

Not allowed

Trail Reviews (6)

Questions & Answers (1)

Q: How do you get to the bomber?
–Andrea Stanley (09/19/2021)
–Kyle Todd (09/21/2021)

Writer Information

Kyle Todd

Mapping Crew - Alaska

Kyle has been into off-roading since getting his license at 16 and wheeling the family SUV (possibly without informing his parents of these wheeling trips in their vehicles). He graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with an Electrical Engineering degree. He lives in south-central Alaska and is raising his two young kids. Kyle stays busy year-round by working full-time as an Electrical Engineer who spends his weekends wheeling, hunting, fishing the local lakes, and raising his family. He is eager to share his love of the outdoors with others, especially when it involves a 4WD. His goal is to create an amazing resource for locals and travelers alike to enjoy the endless beauty Alaska has to offer while respecting the trails and keeping them open for years and generations to come.
For individual use only, not to be shared.