The 8-mile loop on the north side trail system will be closed, starting at noon February 2nd, to allow grooming for the Eagle River Classic. The event will conclude by 3:30 pm on Feb. 4th and the entire trail system will open up. Please use only the south side trails during this time. They have been groomed.
Please use mats, not your brakes, to control the speed of your team. Brakes tear up the trails after all the hours the groomers put in to make them runnable. Thank you.
-Val Jokela, CDMA President
The 8-mile trail is suitable for training. The 3-mile extension ("extra mile") will not be groomed this week and will not be used during the Eagle River Classic.
10 and 12 mile have been groomed. 10 mile inbound groomed but not good for sprint teams. It should be fine for distance teams. 12-mile trail is beautiful other than short section on inbound 10.
Sleds only on main trail system. The groomers are working hard to set up the trails for the upcoming Eagle River Classic sled dog race. Thank you.
The trails have been groomed Junior through 8 mile plus staging area and alternate side Ed's loop. Suitable for ATV's, double-sledding, or slow 3-4 dog teams!
The culverts have been packed with snow - thank you again, Kris Rasey!!
Incoming 10-mile trail has been brushed, kudos to KP, Kris, and Kim Wells.
We packed the entire alternate side: staging area, inlet loop, Dee Lake loop, and all connectors. The trail is bumpy with little snow. The inlet is mostly bare ice but rough enough that dogs shouldn't slip. Other than the 3-mile Ed's Loop, this side is not suitable for sprint teams!
-Jim & Susan Cantor
Packed thru 8 mi. with the help of Kim Wells.
2 mi. Is packed AND rolled
Editor's note: Nasty crust on non-groomed sections of trail - booties recommended!
Trails reopened, all sides. We only got 2” !! But it’s runnable with atvs ! Better than ice!
It's 40 degrees in Chugiak, trails are melting and soft. Please help us preserve what's left by training elsewhere during this warm spell.
Trails remarkably smooth for ATV training - thank you Kris, KP and Scott for keeping them like a highway. The 8 mile hill (home-bound) is an icy freefall. I removed two small downed trees between the top of the 8 and 10 mile turn. There are 2 chunks of ice frozen into the inlet trail, probably need to reroute the trail.
Kourosh Partow, trail boss
Actual Trail Distances