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University Ski Trails

Average Rating:    (4.2 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

very, very bumpy. many roots throughout good descents. you just have to explore the trails
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Latitude
64.85068817863293
Longitude
-147.81692504882812
Trail Directions
Proceed to the university. turn left at the geophysical institute
Trail Length
as short as long as you want
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Unknown
City/County
Fairbanks
   


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
May 9, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Brennon ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Good all-around trail system. The section labled "Bicycle Bumps" is a short fun section of ups and downs I always hit at least once per trip. Early spring much of the system all wet and muddy, often impassible, but i imagine that will clear up as summer moves on.

Recommended Route:
Bicycle Bumps

Other recommended trails in the same area:
None



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Review Date
December 7, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: fsjrb ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I love these trails. Some are long, some are short, very thing is really well marked, and most of them are in a cirle patter, so its easy to find your way around, plus at major intersections, there are maps in boxes that you can look at. Good cross country skiing too. The trails very alot. Some are all roots, some are wide dirt trails, but most are just like paths you would see everywere. The trails are well maintained (they even put wood chips in wet spots). Trails very alot in dificulty.

Recommended Route:
My to favorite routes are, the trail bicycle bumps, which is easy to find. A better, lesser known one is when you park by the exparmiental animal farm. Go across the street and you will find the trail head, its a fast windy trail with lots of small bumps and small hills. Lots of fun!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Look up the equanox trail.



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Review Date
October 12, 2003

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: ak_shibby ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Some of the trails are good, this summer they spead wood chips on some of the trails, witch gobbles up speed, and makes sprits hard.

Recommended Route:
There are several places to access the trails around the campus.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Ester dome is losts of fun.



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Review Date
October 22, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Shawn , from Fairbanks - The Best Place to Ride

Summary:
A great place to test out your suspension setup. Lot's of parallel and off camber roots. Several kilometers (these are XC ski trails so miles don't apply) of single track trails. Not too technical unless it rains and then the roots become slippery. A good place to ride for all skill levels. Don't forget to bomb down the "Bicycle Bumps" trail (To get to the Bicycle Bumps trail do the following: When entering the UAF Ski trail complex from the Ski Hut, go due West for approximately 1/8 mile (0.2 km) and turn right on the downhill trail across from the Radar Dish. Proceed on this downhill trail for about 1/4 mile (0.4 km) and then take a left onto a short trail (50 yards) which leads out into a field. Immediately upon turning left onto this short trail, look for a narrow trail to the right. This narrow trail is the start of the Bicycle Bumps trail. It is about 1/2 mile (0.8 km) long and really fun.) Remember that when the snow starts falling, find another place to ride until Spring break up. Do not ride on these trails in the Winter ! The skinny skiers will catch you (they can ski faster then you can ride), pummel you into submission, and then take your bike to sell at their next Ski Swap fund raiser.

Recommended Route:
At the Geophysical Institute on the West end of the UAF campus. Start at the Ski Hut.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Hey, this is Alaska..... There are trails all over.



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Review Date
June 11, 1999

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Danny-B , from FBKS-NOT ANY MORE ,ARMY MAN

Summary:
IF YOU CANT FIND ANY PLACE TO RIDE IN THE BIG AK HANG IT UP...

Recommended Route:
DOWM THE ROAD BY THE BIG SPACE DISH,THEN TURN RIGHT DOWN A HILL COME TO A FIELD TURN LEFT SEE AN OPENING TO THE RIGHT TAKE THE TRAIL AND HOLD ON COME OUT AND GO DOWN THE FIRE ROAD TO THE LEFT AND TAKE THE TRAIL THRU TO THE FIELD AROUND A POND LOOP AROUND AND TAKE TRAIL BY THE ROAD TO LOOP BACK UP AROUND THE SPACE DISH BUT TURN RITE JUST BE FORE THE DISH AND COME OUT TO SEE THE AIRPORT AND DOWN TOWN FAIRBANKS

Other recommended trails in the same area:
BIRCH HILL SKI AREA FRONT,BY SEEKINS FORD AND THE BACK SIDE BY FT WAINWRIGHT.OR JUST ANY OF THE POSTS BACK ROADS .THE FINAL APROACH ON THE GOLF COURSE SIDE IS A MUST HIT AREA AS WELL AS BE HIND ALL THE AVATION MOTOR POOLS



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