Kings River Trail

4.8/5 (10 reviews)
Sutton-Alpine, Alaska (Sutton County)
Last Updated: 07/04/2020
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Highlights

Meandering along the banks of the Kings River and then traversing up the hills to pristine Ruby Lake, this off-road trail is certainly recommended for the adventurous soul. While not proving too difficult during the drier summer months, the muddy sections and hills can prove to be a challenge to less capable rigs in inclement weather. Fishing is supposed to be good at Ruby Lake (license required) and it is stocked. The views of Ruby Lake and the surroundings are spectacular and well worth the gas burned on enjoying this corner of Alaska's wilderness.

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Trail Reviews

4.8/5 (10 reviews)
Kyle Todd
Official Crew
5250
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 07/04/2020

The trail was dry and crowded from people exploring the area on the holiday.
Trail Review: Kings River Trail - Kyle Todd
Kyle Todd
Official Crew
5250
Status: Impassable
Rated 5/5
Visited: 02/08/2020

As you may have surmised, the Kings River Trail in early February was covered in snow... The day still was a fun little off road adventure.
Kyle Todd
Official Crew
5250
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/05/2018

The trail was still pretty wet in spots but overall in pretty good shape considering the time of year and relatively cold spring we have been having. There was a ton of ATV & side-by-side traffic, I saw over 30 of them on the trail while we were enjoying it ourselves.
Trail Review: Kings River Trail - Kyle Todd
Trail Review: Kings River Trail - Kyle Todd
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Kyle Todd
Official Crew
5250
Status: Open
Visited: 04/14/2018

The trail was getting very muddy by the end of the day and the remaining snow was turning into all sorts of mush. For about a month or so it is best to let it melt before going out, otherwise bad ruts will develop and damage the trail.
Trail Review: Kings River Trail - Kyle Todd
Trail Review: Kings River Trail - Kyle Todd
Status: Open
Visited: 02/23/2018

8” of snow with frozen ground underneath made for an extremely challenging day. We were first on the trail after a few days of fresh snow. Even with lockers, breaking trail was impossible. Chains were an absolute must!
Trail Review: Kings River Trail - Nikolas Key
Trail Review: Kings River Trail - Nikolas Key

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