Featured MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS
Near Anchorage, the 50km Kincaid Park Trail system for mountain biking where you may see some moose. It is built over old glacial morraine. There are miles and miles of fast double track trails that go up down and all around. Nothing very technical but very fast ant fun.
South of Anchorage and north of Cooper Landing on the Kenai Peninsula, the 10 mile Devils Pass trail is a local favorite where you can occasionally view bear, moose and sheep. The first four miles have steep, uphill grades, slight decline after pass. It is well maintained though may be wet/muddy in places.
South of Anchorage and north of Cooper Landing on the Kenai Peninsula, the Resurrection Pass Trail System runs 38 miles and connnects the towns of Hope and Cooper Landing. The main trail is easy to moderate and the side trails are moderate to strenuous. The mountain bike trailhead is located 85 miles from Anchorage, just 4.5 miles south of Hope on Resurrection Creek Road, and provides access to the 72 miles system.
Near Glennallen, the Bernard Creek Trail is found at milepost 78.9 of the Richardson Highway in south-central Alaska. This 15 mile uphill dirt road crosses some creeks on its way above the treeline to a small lake near Kimball Pass. There are lots of vistas along this mountain bike route.
South of Anchorage on the Kenai Peninsula, a combination of the Lost Lake Trail (7.6 mi./2000' climb) with the Primrose Trail (8 mi./2000’ descent) makes for a great adventure through lush arctic plateaus with vistas of glacial mountain tops. The mountain bike ride starts off Sewards Highway with a climb up Lost Lake Trail through dense Alaskan Rain Forest. As the forest breaks, there are magnificent views of the Resurrection Peaks and nearby waterfalls.
Near Fairbanks and North Pole, the Moose Creek Bluff trails is a 10 mile mountain bike trail. Start at the bottom of the bluff and follow the service road to the top. Once there enjoy a magnificient view of the Alaska range. From there, the trail turns into ATV trail, follow that to the very top past the tower.
Northeast of Anchorage and Eagle River in the Chugach State Park, the Eklutna Lakeside Trail is a 12.7 mile one-way route to the Eklutna Glacier with a 300 feet elevation gain. It runs along an abandoned roadbed. Trail follows lakeshore for 7 miles, then onto glacial gravel bars. Last mile is footpath through glacial debris. There are views of steep canyon walls, waterfalls and Eklutna Glacier.
Northeast of Fairbanks in the White Mountains National Recreation Area, the 20 mile Wickersham Creek Trail has an elevation gain of 1,100 feet on the way to alpine tundra. This mountain bike trail intersects with Trail Creek Trail and Moose Creek Trail.
Northeast of Fairbanks in the White Mountains National Recreation Area, the 16 mile Quartz Creek Trail passes through high alpine hillsides and crosses several creeks. This mountain bike trail can be rocky and muddy.
On the Kenai Peninsula, the 6 mile Cresent Lake Trail follows Crescent Creek gradually upward through birch-aspen forests. It climbs over a low ridge and drops into scenic Crescent Creek Canyon. Trail alternates between open meadows with many wildflowers, and forested areas. Crescent Lake lies just below treeline.