6.9 miles
Distance
647 ft
Climb
-715 ft
Descent
01:33:36
Avg time
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  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Seward
    , Alaska
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #25629 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

The south end of the trail is at about mile 11.5 of the Seward Highway at the Divide ski area trailhead. The north end of the trail starts at approximately 1/2 mile from the north end of the Primrose Trail.

This trail travels through the rainforest and is underneath the forest canopy for the entire length of the trail. There are numerous short, sometimes steep climbs and short, fun descents. This trails lets you make a good loop with Lost Lake, Primrose Trail, and the Iditarod National Historic Trail (INHT) - Bear Lake Trail.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Meridian Lakes (Iditarod NHT) mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -68 ft
  • Altitude min
    620 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,103 ft
  • Altitude start
    688 ft
  • Altitude end
    620 ft
  • Grade
    -0.187%
  • Grade max
    -23.065%
  • Grade min
    23.834%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,997 ft
  • Avg time
    01:33:36
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Status:
on Sep 21, 2020
Wet
Avg: 5 (2 votes)
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      Meridian Lakes... Trail Reports

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      Sep 21, 2020 @ 1:39pm
      Sep 21, 2020
      A bit wet, but overall really good conditions considering the time of year. Not overgrown at all.
      Aug 14, 2020 @ 12:26am
      Aug 14, 2020
      Jun 16, 2020 @ 11:43am
      Jun 16, 2020
      Trail closed as if 6/15 due to aggressive bear: https://www.peninsulaclarion.com/news/bear-activity-closes-portion-of-iditarod-trail/
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 2 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
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      • 7 rides
      • Last: Jul 13, 2022

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      Sep 1, 2018 @ 10:59pm
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      rm7freerider (Sep 1, 2018 at 22:57)
      Great ride 9/1/18, trail in great shape, one tree down on the entire trail in between the Divide Ski Area and Primrose. Peak blueberry season!
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