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Middle Fork Loop Trail

Intermediate
 4.0 (2)

This trail features spruce woods, mountain hemlock groves, and open tundra with jewel-like alpine lakes.


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Map Key

4.4

Miles

7.1

KM

Point to Point

2,157' 657 m

High

1,130' 345 m

Low

153' 47 m

Up

1,179' 359 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Multi-use trail for hiking and skiing; fat-tire biking allowed Nov. 15th through Mar. 31st. Be bear aware in this area.

Description

This trail connects to Powerline Pass at the south end and Prospect Heights trailhead at the north end. The trail descends south to north or climbs north to south.

From Prospect Heights, go up Wolverine Bowl trail then turn right on Middle Fork when climbing out of the creek valley; from Glen Alps, head "up" Powerline Pass to the south, then take the first available left turn off the trail.

Middle Fork is a nice, narrow singletrack with good views of Anchorage along much of the trail. The trail is used by mountain bike riders and has some wooden features that are used for biking.

Be on the lookout for riders coming down the hill, who should give right of way.

Trail maintenance on the Middle Fork Loop Trail is aided through a grant given in 2016 from REI to the Alaska Geographic Association.

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Shared By:

Zander Göpfert

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Photos

Flattop ridge from Middle Fork.  From left to right there is Ptarmigan Peak, Flaketop, Peak 3 and Peak 2.  Flattop is off the picture to the right.
Feb 14, 2018 near Elmendo…, AK
Moose below O'Malley Ridge.
Nov 1, 2016 near Elmendo…, AK

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