4 miles
Distance
328 ft
Climb
-1,379 ft
Descent
00:36:11
Avg time

Middle Fork Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Chugach State Park
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Winter only trail
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    NOV 15 - MAR 31
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #60225 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking

Middle fork is nice, narrow singletrack with good views of Anchorage on much of the trail. The trail has a few board skinnies as well as some wood steps near the intersection with Powerline Pass.

Access Info

This trail connects to Powerline Pass at the south end and Prospect Heights trailhead at the north end. The trail descends south to north or climbs north to south. From Prospect Heights, go up Wolverine Bowl trail then turn right on Middle Fork when climbing out of the creek valley; from Glen Alps, head "up" Powerline Pass to the south, then take the first available left turn off the trail.

Disclaimer

Be careful with your speed heading downhill, as there may be hikers heading up.

More Stats for Middle Fork bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,051 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,132 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,184 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,184 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,134 ft
  • Grade
    -4.689%
  • Grade max
    -22.424%
  • Grade min
    18.565%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    825 ft
  • Avg time
    00:36:11
  • Avg reverse time
    01:03:47
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Status:
on Jul 27, 2019
Variable
Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • One Direction
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  • 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
  • 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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      Middle Fork Trail Reports

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      Jul 27, 2019 @ 5:02pm
      Jul 27, 2019
      Large tree down just passed foot bridge
      Mar 2, 2019 @ 1:19pm
      Mar 2, 2019
      Getting a little rutted
      Apr 3, 2018 @ 9:44am
      Apr 3, 2018
      Alas the permitted Middlefork season has come to an end. See you all in Fall 2018 for when it opens again.
      Mar 23, 2018 @ 7:35pm
      Mar 23, 2018
      Mostly rideable. Seems like we are currently using the winter route enjoy the last few days. Trail significantly improves after the Williwaw turn off.
      Jan 31, 2018 @ 9:44pm
      Jan 31, 2018
      Conditions are awesome in the upper part after you cross the bridge in the valley, pretty loose as you hit the middle with some ice. Super fast...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 1 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 136 rides
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      Dec 8, 2017 @ 1:20pm
      Dec 8, 2017
      15 |
      Dec 8, 2017 @ 12:34pm
      Dec 8, 2017
      15 |
      Nov 29, 2017 @ 3:06pm
      Nov 29, 2017

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      Classic Middlefork Winter only
      9 miles

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      Middle Fork with Riley following
      4:26 | 124 | Feb 10, 2016 , Anchorage
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