5.8 miles
431 ft
-4,565 ft
Avg time

Dome Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
    • Backcountry Ski
  • Riding Area
    Chugach State Park
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    MAY - OCT
  • Dogs Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #16065 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #41898 in Trail Running
    • #3884 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Skiing

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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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.


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

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More Stats for Dome Trail multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -4,134 ft
  • Altitude min
    460 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,594 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,594 ft
  • Altitude end
    459 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,710 ft
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    285 ft
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      Dome Trail Trail Reports

      Nov 11, 2023 @ 6:06pm
      Nov 11, 2023
      First snow, status report needed
      Jul 1, 2023 @ 6:28pm
      Jul 1, 2023
      Excellent condition. You’ll want sleeves, and full leather gloves. I took a few devils club to the back of my hands and it’s going to more...
      May 28, 2023 @ 11:58am
      May 28, 2023
      Lower dome is dry, upper portion has a couple wet spots.
      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
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