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.