1.9 miles
Distance
89 ft
Climb
-1,075 ft
Descent
00:07:34
Avg time
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16 Mile DH Trail Details

  • Riding area
  • AKA
    Hatcher Pass Road Run
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Physical rating
    Easy
  • Season
    Dry Summer Months
  • Global Ranking
    #3286
  • Year Opened
    2012
  • Land Manager

16 Mile Summer Trail was initially a rugged singletrack DH trail maintained by local builders since 2008, the State of Alaska installed a more user friendly course in 2012. The new state course removed any of the wooden features that were present on the original 16 mile trail and replaced the skinny singletrack with a machine cut ~4' wide track down the mountain. This new trail flows well and has multiple banked berms and small jumps that wind down the mountainside.

This is a shuttle access downhill trail that is suitable for all ages and multiple different bike styles- although best suited for all mountain, dirtjumper or full on DH bikes. Parking at the bottom is near mile 12 of Palmer Fishhook Road, while the top of the trailhead starts near mile 16 of Palmer Fishhook Road.

The berms are starting to degrade and some areas of trail will need users to step up and control erosion and general maintenance of the trail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for 16 Mile DH Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -986 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,527 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,513 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,513 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,527 ft
  • Grade
    -10.06%
  • Grade max
    -29.843%
  • Grade min
    14.194%
  • Distance climb
    1,304 ft
  • Distance down
    1.6 miles
  • Avg time
    00:07:34
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Status:
on Oct 31, 2016
Snow Covered
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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16 Mile DH Trail Trail Reports

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Oct 31, 2016 @ 3:46pm
Oct 31, 2016
Trail is now covered in snow and you can only ride the packed areas from where sledders and shredders have packed out a trail. Still a great DH...
Jun 27, 2016 @ 1:54pm
Jun 27, 2016
reporter Minor erosion (trail braiding, small ruts developing, brake bumps) The trail was flowing very nicely and the dirt was tacky, there are some...
Mar 29, 2016 @ 11:55am
Mar 29, 2016
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