Alternate side is open for training but still needs more brushing as always. Lots of water from the most recent rain.
The 2-and 4- mile trails were groomed on Saturday April 8. The 3-mile trail will be groomed Sunday. Get your mushing in before noon, while the trails are still firm!
The 2-12 mile trails plus Beach Lake are groomed. Clunie plus 14-mile swamp is good for distance teams. Beach Lake cleaned up well with two passes, still some bumps from drifting snow on northside.
The portion of trail crossing the inlet is not compacted. Dogs were breaking through the crust into sugar-snow below. Take it slow until further notice. The rest of the trail system is in excellent condition!
The alternate side has been groomed and offers some of the best scenery in the park. The Dee Lake Loop is 5 miles, skirting Beach Lake before traversing the bluff above Knik Inlet, and finally dropping down into Dee Lake. It's not too hilly and the trails are well marked. For a longer run and even better scenery, explore the Inlet trail, easily accessible from the alternate side. Click here for a map of the Alternate Trail system.
We have received complaints about damage to our main trails from excessive use of brakes. It takes several hours for our groomers to repair this damage so that sprint teams can run safely. Please use mats, not brakes, if you need to slow down your team. Train on the alternate side to reduce wear and tear on the main trails.
Keeping the main trails safe for all teams is a major effort. Please do your part to preserve our trails and respect the incredible amount of work our groomers put in - all volunteer.
North parking lot staging area and 2- through 6-mile trails were packed 2/25. Six mile loop on alternate side packed on 2/27.
Thanks to our very dedicated trail crew, we have a great base throughout the 16+ miles of trail at Beach Lake. On Saturday, KR was out plowing the main trail, Clunie & Beach Lake, and on Sunday she plowed the main trail through to the 6 mile turn, and packed the entire alternate trail system!
Trails out of North Parking Lot groomed through 12-mile with Clunie Lake and Beach Lake extensions.
The groomed trails are smooth and fast from the main parking lot with extensions around Clunie and Beach Lakes. The alternate side is packed and great for non-sprint teams. Enjoy!
Trails groomed and cleared of debris to the 6-mile turn. Beware of fallen trees, branches, and lumps of snow beyond the 6-mile turn. Alternate side and Inlet Loop trails have been packed with snowmobile.
Many thanks to Kris Rasey for working past midnight to keep the trails open and safe.
Kourosh Partow, trail boss
Actual Trail Distances