3 miles
Distance
33 ft
Climb
-1,774 ft
Descent
00:25:33
Avg time

Dome Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    North Bivouac
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Difficulty Rating
  • 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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #6333 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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.

More Stats for Dome Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,741 ft
  • Altitude min
    454 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,203 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,203 ft
  • Altitude end
    462 ft
  • Grade
    -11.769%
  • Grade max
    -39.057%
  • Grade min
    12.866%
  • Distance climb
    776 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    314 ft
  • Avg time
    00:25:33
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Status:
on Sep 4, 2017
Dry
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
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  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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      Dome Trail Trail Reports

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      Sep 4, 2017 @ 5:51pm
      Sep 4, 2017
      Smooth running, trails have dried out. Overgrown veg much better than two weeks ago, much of it has been beat back by hikers it seems.
      Aug 14, 2017 @ 9:07am
      Aug 14, 2017
      reporter Heavy rain over the last part of last week and over the weekend will make the trail quite slick and water will be pooled. Please avoid riding...
      Jun 1, 2017 @ 7:39am
      Jun 1, 2017
      Riding very well right now!
      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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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 14 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
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      • 72 rides
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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag mtnjnkie STA (Sep 27, 2016 at 14:41)
       Was the grass up top starting to lay down?
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Tylerhughes90 (Jun 14, 2018 at 12:04)
       ????????
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      • + 0
      flag Tylerhughes90 (Jun 14, 2018 at 12:05)
       Those questions marks were supposed to be metal horns. The leg burn is worth the wicked downhill. Seeend it!
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