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Follows the Iditarod Trail from Knik Lake to Flathorn Lake, then backtracks to the Flathorn Lake trailhead.


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40.1

Miles

64.5

KM

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Singletrack

259' 79 m

High

19' 6 m

Low

743' 226 m

Up

696' 212 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

6%

Max Grade (3°)

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This trail is for winter use only when snow covered.

Overview

This follows the Iditarod Trail to Flathorn Lake and then returns on two trails to Ashyire Rd. This can be done as a shuttle, and it's recommended that you do.

Need to Know

This is a winter route. The Iditarod bike racers will not ride the Iditarod Trail to Flathorn Lake. They will get on the road and end up on Ayshire Road and ride the route in reverse from that point to Flathorn Lake.

Start at the "end" of this ride and do it backwards if you want to get out to Flathorn Lake just to see the racers. There are lots of trails out there and private property, so stay aware and reference the map as needed.

Description

Begin by leaving your retrieval vehicle (shuttle) on Ayshire Road. From Wasilla - travel southwest on Knik Goose Bay Road. At Mile 17, turn west (right) on Point MacKenzie Road; follow Point MacKenzie Road for 7 ½ miles to the intersection with Ayshire Road, take a right and travel west on Ayshire for 3 miles. The trailhead is on the north side of Ayshire Road.

Next, drive to Knik Lake and start the ride along the Iditarod Trail to Flathorn Lake. The ride is about 40 miles over fairly easy rolling hills. But, the conditions can make it challenging if the snow is soft. Some of the sections follow very straight lines for miles. Ride to the lake, then ride back to where you left the cars. Hit Knik Lake on the way back for some good grub.

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James Howery

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ITI racers head out from Knik Lake in 2015.
Feb 25, 2017 near Knik-Fa…, AK
An ITI racer cruises by near Knik Lake.
Feb 25, 2017 near Big Lake, AK

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