4 miles
Distance
328 ft
Climb
-1,379 ft
Descent
00:34:14
Avg time

Middle Fork Details

  • Riding area
    Chugach State Park
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Winter only trail
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    NOV 15 - MAR 31
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Bridge
  • Global Ranking

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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Middle Fork mountain 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
    00:34:14
  • Avg reverse time
    01:03:47
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on Dec 8, 2017
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Middle Fork Trail Reports

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Dec 8, 2017 @ 12:33pm
Dec 8, 2017
Middle section of the trail (around 1 mile) is pretty icy
Dec 6, 2017 @ 5:52pm
Dec 6, 2017
Trail is really shaping up well, actual snow riding vs ice riding at lower elevations. A few small patches of overflow in the usual places.
Nov 29, 2017 @ 3:05pm
Nov 29, 2017
A little overflow around the board walks on the middle of the trail.
Nov 18, 2017 @ 3:25pm
Nov 18, 2017
Riding great at the moment, a little bumpy at the upper end towards Powerline pass
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Dec 8, 2017 @ 1:20pm
Dec 8, 2017
Middle Fork, Anchorage
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Dec 8, 2017 @ 12:34pm
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Middle Fork, Anchorage
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Nov 29, 2017 @ 3:06pm
Nov 29, 2017
Middle Fork, Anchorage

Routes with this trail

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Classic Middlefork Winter only
9 miles

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