6 miles
Distance
1,229 ft
Climb
-1,130 ft
Descent
00:28:52
Avg time

Outer Loop Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Other
  • Global Ranking
    #5098
  • Year Opened
    2011
  • Land Manager
    Alaska Dept of Natural Resources - MLW

A singletrack flow trail that is very swoopy.

Short closure during spring break-up.
Dogs: Leashed
The Outer Loop is the longest trail of the Ester Dome Singletrack Happy Valley Trail System. Snaking its way around a forested loop on a south-facing hillside, this trail strikes a balance between winding forest singletrack and bermed-earth "bike-park" features. Similar in design to the Inner Loop, the trail bed is smooth and everything is do-able for a biker with intermediate skills. The trail runs mostly through open aspen forest with occasional forays into denser stands of mixed spruce and birch. Lots of squirrels and songbirds in the area, but especially keep watch for the occasional moose.

Take care at the intersections, as there are several. Look for the signs and colored reflectors (Inner Loop = Yellow, Outer Loop = Orange, TnT = Green). The Inner Loop and Outer Loop meet three times, the Equinox Marathon Trail crosses over the easternmost end of the Outer Loop, and the Henderson Drop-In meets the trail near its highest and westernmost point.

Access Info

Trailhead & parking, 1.6 mile Ester Dome Road.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Outer Loop mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    98 ft
  • Altitude min
    837 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,484 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,173 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,272 ft
  • Grade
    0.305%
  • Grade max
    -24.777%
  • Grade min
    21.697%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,473 ft
  • Avg time
    00:28:52
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