2 miles
Distance
113 ft
Climb
-700 ft
Descent
00:13:41
Avg time

South Fork Rim Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Chugach State Park
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Green (1 vote)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    year round trail
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump, Ladder Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #36725 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Chugach State Park

The South Rim trail is a fun more primitive doubletrack/singletrack trail that has an intermediate width. This trail is a hard climb but a fun downhill. There is loose rock to watch out for that could kick your rear wheel sideways if you are not careful with some line choices.

Access Info

From Glen Alps parking head out to the powerline connection and bike west from the major intersection. You then head down powerline for a short decent and take the first right hand turn on a slightly off camber loose rock turn.

More Stats for South Fork Rim bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -587 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,150 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,743 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,737 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,150 ft
  • Grade
    -4.782%
  • Grade max
    -24.893%
  • Grade min
    23.349%
  • Distance climb
    1,858 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,402 ft
  • Avg time
    00:13:41
  • Avg reverse time
    00:26:35
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Status:
on Aug 22, 2019
Dry
Avg: 3 (5 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • 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
      Directions to south-fork-rim trailhead (61.119840, -149.695070)
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      South Fork Rim Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Aug 22, 2019 @ 12:31am
      Aug 22, 2019
      Brown bear and full 3x3 moose on trail 1-3 minutes past the white spruce turn off.
      Jul 17, 2019 @ 4:43pm
      Jul 17, 2019
      Dry loose dirt in corners, very dusty if you're not leading!
      Jul 2, 2019 @ 12:17pm
      Jul 2, 2019
      reporter Dry to Very dry, this newly refurbished trail by the Chugach State Park for a fun flowy trail.
      Mar 2, 2019 @ 1:19pm
      Mar 2, 2019
      Mar 25, 2018 @ 3:59pm
      Mar 25, 2018
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 103 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 122 rides
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      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Classic Middlefork Winter only
      9 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Anchskier (Feb 4, 2019 at 10:53)
       Correction on the access information. If you are coming down Powerline, it is the 2nd trail on the right. The first trail on the right as you come down is Blueberry Hollow which is closed to bikes year-round.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Snwgrl (Aug 26, 2019 at 19:05)
       Fantastic trail!!! This is another gem for anchorage. Gets the heart rate up, sweat pumping. I can understand why hikers don’t like sharing it though. When a group of 6 bikers come cooking downhill fast, and yell at you to move outta the way, it definitely puts a bad taste in your mouth (other than the dust). Overall great trail, just needs some better mannered riders on it.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag nofunstravaguy (Sep 21, 2019 at 13:10)
       SWEET upgrade from the original. DON"T recommend going for the KOM on this one....it's such a benign trail which is very popular with hikers/runners. Not worth pissing off our fellow user group, which we want on our side.

      I would highly recommend downgrading this from a Blue to a Green. There is really nothing to it....apart from the physicality of getting to the trailhead (if you don't shuttle), and the flat to off camber corners can be tricky if you're bombing it.
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