1.9 miles
Distance
89 ft
Climb
-1,075 ft
Descent
00:11:47
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of 16 Mile DH Trail

16 Mile DH Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    Palmer
    , Alaska
  • AKA
    Hatcher Pass Road Run
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    Dry Summer Months
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #23505 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in E-Biking
  • 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.

Access Info

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
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for 16 Mile DH Trail mountain bike trail 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
    2 miles
  • Avg time
    00:11:47
  • Avg reverse time
    00:19:07
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on Sep 29, 2020
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Trail Conditions
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  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      16 Mile DH Trail Trail Reports

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      Sep 29, 2020 @ 7:58pm
      Sep 29, 2020
      Lots of breaking bumps throughout the trail. The recent improvements removed the second rock garden and turned it into a flowy section. The new...
      Sep 14, 2020 @ 3:12pm
      Sep 14, 2020
      Slippery on berms, wet and overgrown but not to terrible. Some trail erosion in high braking areas. Overall fun but if you really want to hit the...
      Aug 6, 2020 @ 10:34am
      Aug 6, 2020
      Overgrown vegetation makes it hard to see and predict what is coming around the switchbacks. Patches of puddles here and there resulting in some...
      Jul 30, 2020 @ 7:59pm
      Jul 30, 2020
      May 31, 2020 @ 9:01am
      May 31, 2020
      Only one fair sized mud patch.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 3 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
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      • 139 rides
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