1.5 miles
13 ft
-946 ft
2,464 ft
High Point
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16 Mile DH Trail Details

  • AKA
    Hatcher Pass Road Run
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    Dry Summer Months
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
  • 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.

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More Stats for 16 Mile DH Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -933 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,531 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,464 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,531 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    294 ft
  • Distance down
    1.5 miles
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16 Mile DH Trail Trail Reports

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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