4,304 ft
Distance
35 ft
Climb
-752 ft
Descent
00:35:40
Avg time

Main Vain Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Sutton-Alpine
    , Alaska
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Season
    spring,summer,fall
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Ladder Bridge, Skinny
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #11449 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2014

One of the better DH shuttle laps in central Alaska. A steep, skinny, rooty, rocky little trail that will keep you on your toes and wanting more.

Access Info

Truck shuttle to the top, or pedal up the road if you are a true cyclist.

This trail is unsanctioned, use at your own risk!

More Stats for Main Vain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -717 ft
  • Altitude min
    839 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,557 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,557 ft
  • Altitude end
    840 ft
  • Grade
    -16.667%
  • Grade max
    -48.128%
  • Grade min
    13.769%
  • Distance climb
    480 ft
  • Distance down
    3,313 ft
  • Distance flat
    462 ft
  • Avg time
    00:35:40
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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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
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Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      flag johnnotestine (May 24, 2018 at 21:22)
       I highly recommend staying left and riding "Hand-Job" out to the road. "Main-Vane" ends right above a very popular shooting/target range.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag nofunstravaguy (Sep 29, 2019 at 12:21)
       Can confirm, the most technical and fun downhill trail I've ridden in Alaska that's not Alyeska. The entrance is quite hard to find. After descending "Can't Stop" into the pit of the quarry, you will see a well worn trail through the bushes.......and that trail goes no where...it will take you about 100 ft further into a dead end hollow. The real trail entrance is juuuust to the left of that wrong trail - within 10 feet to the left - you enter a faint trail through some bushes that becomes more obvious as you continue through. You can bike through these bushes, but its tough, wear safety glasses. The trail is pretty obvious from there. Trail features some sweet, decently steep rooty tech, nice dirt, some very steep rock rolls, gap jumps, rock drops woodwork. There is always a ride-around, but they can be hard to find, so stop before features if you are unsure. Otherwise, a comfortably fast "flowy" speed will get you over all gaps or drops.

      There is a shooting range at the bottom. Get your shuttle driver to park their truck at the trail exit, or ask the shooters to stop for 5 minutes.
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