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Burma Road

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Steady uphill, over WWII jeep trail, for about 2.5 miles. Lots of rocks, deep puddles and nummerous stream crossings. You will get muddy and wet. (The locals say it is best when frozen) It rained the day we did it, and got very slick. You need to pace yourself, or be able to swallow your lung after you cought it up. The descent into Bell's flat is steep and very rocky. Beware of endo's if you are inatentive. Would not recommend doing this starting from Bell's flat, unless you eat raw red meat for breakfast. Several great views on the way, and the weather in summer is great. (Misty and cool) There is a trail that cuts across the ridge of Old Womens Mt. Intense exertion to the top, and the locals give the descent a skull and cross bones. I would not dissagree with the locals. The buzz back on Rezanof Drive can have a surprising amount of traffic at quitting time. The wind can be out of the northwest with some authority, combine this with some rain and it will leave a lasting impression of Alaska. A must do, to get the classic Kodiak ride.
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Latitude
57.755300704918376
Longitude
-152.5128722190857
Trail Directions
From the airport head south on Rezanof Drive about .25 miles, on the right hand side of the road you will see a small trail heading up into the bushes, this is it. Also see the bike shop 58 North for more complete instructions.
Trail Length
10-11,depending where you start ,miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Kodiak
   


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Review Date
May 31, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Bryan D , from Kodiak, AK, USA

Summary:
Good ride, not great. I prefer single track. Lots of rocks, little soil in a couple of sections, a couple of stream crossings. The downhill into Bells Flats makes the ride. Nice wide trail for plenty of speed. Have some sort a jungle bell on your bike to let the bears know you are coming. The trail is shaped like a pyramid, with one long, long, long uphill followed by a blast of a downhill. 2/3rds up, 1/3rd down.

Recommended Route:
Start at airport side in the parking lot across from the airport entrance, go left once you get to the first yellow gate, go right at the base of Barometer Mt, after that stay on the main trail, and once you get to Bells Flat ride the highway back to the start point. If you have big lungs and big legs you can start in Bells Flat, ride to the end and turn around and ride back to Bells Flat. I did it the first time and vowed never to do it again

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Old Womans Mtn, Cliff Point, Boy Scout Lake, Saltery Cove



Comments
smiffscustoms (03/17/2008)
Moving to kodiak in june. Can't wait to rid there.
smiffscustoms (03/17/2008)
Moving to kodiak in june. Can't wait to ride there.
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