4,304 ft
Distance
35 ft
Climb
-752 ft
Descent
1,557 ft
High Point

Main Vain Details

  • Riding Area
    Sutton-Alpine
    Sutton-Alpine, Alaska
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Season
    spring,summer,fall
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Ladder Bridge, Skinny
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #11449 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 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, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for Main Vain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -717 ft
  • Altitude min
    839 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
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • White
  • Green
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      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.
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