Dome Trail Details
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.
More Stats for Dome Trail mountain bike trail
Altitude change-1,741 ft
Altitude min454 ft
Altitude max2,203 ft
Altitude start2,203 ft
Altitude end462 ft
Distance climb776 ft
Distance down3 miles
Distance flat314 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Dome Trail Trail Reports
Sep 4, 2017 @ 5:51pmSep 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 @ 9:07amAug 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 @ 7:39amJun 1, 2017
|Riding very well right now!|
Aug 14, 2016 @ 12:59amAug 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...|