16 Mile DH Trail Details
AKAHatcher Pass Road Run
Bike typeDH, AM, XC, DJ, Fat
Trail UsageBiking Only
DirectionDownhill OnlyPopular direction shown
SeasonDry Summer Months
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.
Start of the trail is at the bottom. Meet just before mile 12 Palmer Fishhook Road. Load up bikes and drive to mile 16 Palmer Fishhook Road. Unload at the viewpoint parking lot and decide who drives and who rides. 1 driver bring the rig to the base while the rest enjoy the sweet sweet singletrack.
Local Trail Association
More Stats for 16 Mile DH Trail mountain bike trail
Altitude change-986 ft
Altitude min1,527 ft
Altitude max2,513 ft
Altitude start2,513 ft
Altitude end1,527 ft
Distance climb1,304 ft
Distance down2 miles
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
16 Mile DH Trail Trail Reports
Jun 8, 2017 @ 12:10amJun 8, 2017
Apr 19, 2017 @ 4:18pmApr 19, 2017
|Might be able to ride early morning but trail conditions are shot for the next few weeks until snow drys up and then wait for the mud to clear|
Jan 24, 2017 @ 4:03pmJan 24, 2017
|Wait a few days after any fresh snowfall and the entire area becomes one giant freeride trail after all the shredders pack down the powder.|
Oct 31, 2016 @ 3:46pmOct 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 @ 1:54pmJun 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...|
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