A very old trail originally used to access a couple gold mines back in the valley near the base of the glacier. The first .5 mile of trail has been â€˜improvedâ€™ for the â€˜hundred yard hikersâ€™ but after that it turns back to natural surface with some structural improvements here & there. Starting just at treeline the thick brush soon gives way to shorter, thinner brush increasing the views around you as you climb up through this magnificent valley. Elevation gain is very gradual and steady throughout the ride. Starting at about mile 2 you are witness to an incredible network of beaver dams & ponds all the way up to about mile 6.5 . The farther you ride up this trail the less traveled and more challenging it becomes, there are a few water hazards and a few hike-a-bike spots around large rocks, etc. All in all some great Alaskan singletrack. Wildflowers are very abundant at the right times of year and you can hear numerous ground squirrels and marmots whistling at you as you ride by.