2.7 miles
Distance
569 ft
Climb
-568 ft
Descent
00:32:11
Avg time

Inner Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #16637 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
  • 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.

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Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Inner Loop mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    2 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,035 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,378 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
  • Avg time
    00:32:11
  • Avg reverse time
    00:39:17
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Status:
on Jul 13, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.15 (6 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Inner Loop Trail Reports

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      Jul 13, 2021 @ 1:41pm
      Jul 13, 2021
      Fun little pipeline, did it twice. Nothing scary here but maybe a real noob would get nervous.
      Jun 15, 2021 @ 10:51pm
      Jun 15, 2021
      Oct 5, 2020 @ 7:45pm
      Oct 5, 2020
      Sep 12, 2020 @ 1:01am
      Sep 12, 2020
      Low spots have mud, but the rest dried out for the most part.
      Aug 23, 2020 @ 2:25pm
      Aug 23, 2020
      In good shape, happy riding!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 5 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 23 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance
      All
      • 46 rides
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      Jun 7, 2020 @ 10:03pm
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      Sep 15, 2018 @ 12:41am
      Sep 15, 2018
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      Sep 15, 2018 @ 12:41am
      Sep 15, 2018
      56 |
      Sep 15, 2018 @ 12:40am
      Sep 15, 2018

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