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Recommended Routes in Chugach State Park - 3

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Favorite Almost at the top - looking back down the pass.  This is about as narrow as the top portion of Powerline Pass gets.
Intermediate/Difficult

Powerline Pass Ride

13.4 mi 21.6 km 1,675' Up 510.58 m Up 1,675' Down 510.47 m Down

Elmendo…, AK
Favorite Thread the needle
Intermediate

Flattop Flyer

10.4 mi 16.8 km 1,631' Up 497.08 m Up 1,636' Down 498.56 m Down

Anchorage, AK
Favorite Wide section of the trail-before the trail becomes more difficult.
Easy/Intermediate

Eklutna Lakeside Trail

26.5 mi 42.7 km 631' Up 192.39 m Up 631' Down 192.42 m Down

Butte, AK

Chugach State Park Biking

  • 87 Miles 140 Kilometers of Trail
  • 3 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 7 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 3 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Chugach State Park - 9

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4.4 mi 7.1 km #1Middle Fork
Intermediate
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Intermediate
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
1.0 mi 1.7 km #2Hornet's Nest
Intermediate/Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
4.5 mi 7.2 km #3Rabbit Lake
Intermediate/Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
3.5 mi 5.6 km #4Beaver Pond Trail
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
Difficult
Girdwood, AK
1.3 mi 2.1 km #5Blue Loop
Intermediate
Wasilla, AK
Intermediate
Wasilla, AK
17.7 mi 28.5 km #6Powerline Pass
Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
2.2 mi 3.6 km #7South Fork Rim
Intermediate
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Intermediate
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
1.1 mi 1.8 km #8Llama
Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Difficult
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
0.6 mi 1.0 km #9Silver Fern Trail
Easy
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK
Easy
Elmendorf Air Force Base, AK

Photos of Chugach State Park - 11

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Riding to Rabbit Lake in the fall.
Sep 12, 2017 near Elmendo…, AK
Very rideable in the winter!  If you're first after a fresh snowfall you'll have to pack it down, but the trail sees enough use that it generally stays packed.
Sep 27, 2014 near Elmendo…, AK
Wide section of the trail-before the trail becomes more difficult.
Sep 14, 2017 near Butte, AK
Riding on a frozen lake near the top
Oct 13, 2014 near Elmendo…, AK
Almost at the top - looking back down the pass.  This is about as narrow as the top portion of Powerline Pass gets.
Oct 13, 2014 near Elmendo…, AK
Unless it's summer, try to finish Flattop Flyer before sundown!
Sep 27, 2014 near Elmendo…, AK
Grinding the uphill to earn the down.
Sep 27, 2014 near Elmendo…, AK
View from the gasline where Janice's Jive and The Hive meet.
Jun 4, 2014 near Elmendo…, AK
Section of non-motorized singletrack.
Sep 14, 2017 near Butte, AK
Serenity Falls-near the end of the trail.
Sep 14, 2017 near Butte, AK
Heading down Middle Fork Trail with Anchorage lights in the distance
Nov 30, 2014 near Elmendo…, AK