3 miles
Distance
569 ft
Climb
-568 ft
Descent
1,378 ft
High Point

Inner Loop Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #5097
  • Year Opened
    2011
  • Land Manager
    Alaska Dept. Natural Resources - MLW

A shorter singletrack flow trail, less swoopy than the Outer Loop.

Brief closure during spring break-up.
Dogs: Leashed

The Inner Loop is a shorter trail of the Ester Dome Singletrack Happy Valley Trail System. Snaking its way around a forested loop on a south-facing hillside, this trail strikes a balance between winding forest singletrack and bermed-earth "bike-park" features. It also has a couple of smaller jumps and rock obstacles.

Similar in design to the Outer Loop, the trail bed is smooth and everything is do-able for a biker with intermediate skills. The trail runs mostly through open aspen forest with occasional forays into denser stands of mixed spruce and birch. Lots of squirrels and songbirds in the area, but especially keep watch for the occasional moose.

Take care at the intersections, as there are several. Look for the signs and colored reflectors (Inner Loop = Yellow, Outer Loop = Orange, TnT = Green). The Inner Loop and Outer Loop meet three times.

Access Info

Trailhead & parking, 1.6 mile Ester Dome Road.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Inner Loop mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,035 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,181 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,183 ft
  • Grade
    0.013%
  • Grade max
    -24.938%
  • Grade min
    24.079%
  • Distance climb
    5,099 ft
  • Distance down
    5,182 ft
  • Distance flat
    3,872 ft
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on Jun 7, 2017
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Avg: 5 (2 votes)

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Inner Loop Trail Reports

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Jun 7, 2017 @ 11:02pm
Jun 7, 2017
Trail in good shape. There's a moose carcass decomposing in the Inner Loop, 100yrds downhill from the first junction with the Outer Loop......
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