2.8 miles
Distance
33 ft
Climb
-1,774 ft
Descent
00:38:34
Avg time

Dome Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    North Bivouac
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    MAY - OCT
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #16065 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #41898 in Trail Running
    • #3884 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 90 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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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.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Dome Trail mountain bike trail 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
    00:38:34
  • Avg reverse time
    02:19:01
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on May 10, 2020
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      Dome Trail Trail Reports

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      May 10, 2020 @ 4:16pm
      May 10, 2020
      Mostly dry, some mud
      Jul 16, 2019 @ 9:56am
      Jul 16, 2019
      Trails dry but quite a bit of overgrown vegetation, no trail debris to speak of
      Jul 16, 2019 @ 9:56am
      Jul 16, 2019
      Dry and great conditions, a lot of foliage on side of trails so pants/long sleeves recommended, trail clear of debris just watch out for hikers...
      Jul 16, 2019 @ 9:53am
      Jul 16, 2019
      Trail is dry but a bit of overgrown grass/cows parsley in trail, nothing serious just recommend long sleeved shirt but other then that it’s in...
      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.
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      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      mtnjnkie STA (Sep 27, 2016 at 14:41)
       Was the grass up top starting to lay down?
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      • + 0
      Tylerhughes90 (Jun 14, 2018 at 12:04)
       ????????
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      • + 0
      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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      Aktideracer (Jul 16, 2019 at 10:06)
       Fast trail you can rip down, be cautious of hikers and moose but other then that you had better have good breaks
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      • + 0
      Elfy50 (Oct 8, 2020 at 13:02)
       Jber.isportsman.net
      If it is open, sign into area 429 and the bulldog trail
      If either of those is closed, go do something else.
      Don’t run hikers over, ride down with a bell so they can hear you. Ride don’t slide.
      Thanks
      -trail crew
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