2.7 miles
Distance
27 ft
Climb
-1,766 ft
Descent
00:13:31
Avg time

Dome Trail Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    MAY - OCT
  • Global Ranking
    #3933

This is one of the best Anchorage area singletrack trails for riders that like a climbing challenge and can handle higher speeds with limited sight-lines and technical terrain. There are VERY steep sections, that even the best climbers will have to hike their bikes up, but the payoff is well worth the pain.

To get to the trailhead, park at the North Bivouac trailhead on the left when heading up Campbell Airstrip Road. Follow the doubletrack trail for a couple of miles, passing the stout metal fence next to Stuckagain Heights Trail. **From this point, you need to be signed in to the JBER iSportsman website.** Once past this gate, you'll descend a little more doubletrack and cross a wooden/metal bridge. Ride the gravel road for about a half mile(roughly), keeping an eye to the right for the unmarked clearing with a trail leading into the woods. This is the start of The Dome Trail.

Once on the trail, there is a steady climb with punchy steep sections until you get to a T intersection. Take a left at this T, the climb continues, with several steeper sections and more technical terrain. Just below the overlook, there is a STEEP, loose rocky climb. Once on the overlook, you can turn around the head down or keep climbing up and gain the ridgeline to the west (obvious trail) and extend this ride longer.

Enjoy the ride down! At the T intersection, make a right and keep on smiling.

Note: There is an alternate route from Basher Road to get to the T intersection, but it eliminates the second half of the trail, which is the very fun flowy section.
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Terms of Use

Access Info

Getting to this trail requires the JBER iSportsman Pass (available here: jber.isportsman.net/). It is not suggested to ride this trail during peak times, as there are many hikers and you WILL be traveling fast on the descent.

Disclaimer

This is a multi-use trail. Please be courteous to the other trail users.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Dome Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,739 ft
  • Altitude min
    454 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,196 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,196 ft
  • Altitude end
    457 ft
  • Grade
    -12.073%
  • Grade max
    -38.972%
  • Grade min
    13.115%
  • Distance climb
    578 ft
  • Distance down
    2.6 miles
  • Distance flat
    264 ft
  • Avg time
    00:13:31
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on Aug 14, 2016
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Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Aug 14, 2016 @ 12:59am
Aug 14, 2016
Lower Dome has been shwacked, but upper(above the T) hasn't been cleared. Trail totally overgrown in several spots on the upper. A few large...
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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag sethnolan STA (Sep 27, 2016 at 14:41)
 Was the grass up top starting to lay down?
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