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Level: Easiest
Length: 8 mi (12.9 km)
Surface: Doubletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +451/448 ft
Total: 31 riders
 

Mountain Biking Power Line Pass To Indian

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#4 of 52 mountain bike trails in Alaska
#591 in the world

Hillside Drive to Upper Huffman take a right and go to the Glen Alps Trailhead in the Chugach State Park. It is the most popular trail head in Alaska at the base of Flattop Mountain.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
The trail is a combination of poorly maintained gravel road and single track that follows a gas pipeline. It is very rocky, prone to high winds and sudden weather changes. The trail starts off as a gradual mile long downhill and then flattens out for a while. The middle section is composed of rolling hills and two small creeks. The last 1 1/2 miles is a grueling rock strewn uphill that progressively gets steeper. At the top of the pass there is an awesome view of the valley and Powerline Pass. People can choose to continue down the other side to the town of Indian a long the Seward HWY but you will need to have a ride arranged to pick you up or ride the HWY back into town. You will also need very good brakes and riding skills, this part is VERY STEEP and FAST. And should only be attempted by people who know what they are doing and who are fully insured! It is approximately 6 miles to the top of the pass and another 2 miles or so to the town of Indian.
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  • bikerTG
    *****

    Awesome trail, you can ride easy or as hard as you want dependent on your skill level. Absolutely beautiful scenery, some small, small stream crossings, besides gravel there are some smaller rocks you need to watch out for, great thing is it's a small inclines in sections and when you turn around to go back you can bomb down all the inclines, super fun, just need to watch your line you choose, so far out of all the paths on single track in the anchorage mat us area this is my favorite.

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  • isaacson907
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    My last post was ONLY for the Powerline Pass portion - I just saw that this is for Powerline to Indian...well, that changes things!! :) Powerline in itself is a easy ride - tack on the Indian portion and that increases the difficulty level. It is a BEAUTIFUL ride!! Once you pass the lake, the ride gets a little more difficult and the Indian portion has some steep declines. Moderate to difficult - places where there is a lot of gravel. Overall - worth the trip!!

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  • isaacson907
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    This is a very easy mountain biking trail as it only has a mild incline. There are a few rocky patches, but for the most part, pretty smooth ride. It's beauty/location/accessibility is the main draw for bikers/runners, as it rests in the valley between 2 mountain ranges. Moose sightings are the norm, so enjoy the ride, but keep your eyes open.

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