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Ester Dome Singletrack - Happy Valley Trails (HVT)

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Built between 2009 and 2011, the Happy Valley Trails are a partnership between Alaska Trails, Goldstream Sports and hundreds of volunteers. Funded by grants from the Alaska Recreational Trails Program, Bikes Belong, Fairbanks Cycle Club, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and Running Club North. Happy Trails was the lead contractor and provided the final construction design.

Of course, these are all opportunities for exploring. Ester Dome is rife with trails, and private property. Have fun poking around, but please respect No Trespassing signs. Note that the Ester Dome Singletrack, Happy Valley Trail System trails are the only purpose-built, professionally-designed trails on the dome. Other trails are mostly old mining roads and glorified animal trails

Recommended Routes in Ester Dome Singletrack - Happy Valley Trails (HVT) - 2

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Favorite From the starting line. Starting with a 200 ft climb
Difficult

Equinox Marathon

27.0 mi 43.5 km 3,596' Up 1096.1 m Up 3,592' Down 1094.92 m Down

College, AK
Favorite Fairbanks Hiking Club snowshoe outing.
Intermediate

Inner Loop

2.8 mi 4.5 km 463' Up 141.09 m Up 456' Down 139.05 m Down

Ester, AK

Ester Dome Singletrack - Happy Valley Trails (HVT) Running

  • 36 Miles 57 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Easy Trail Easy Trails
  • 1 Intermediate Trail Intermediate Trails
  • 1 Difficult Trail Difficult Trails
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Trails in Ester Dome Singletrack - Happy Valley Trails (HVT) - 1

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5.8 mi 9.3 km #1Outer Loop
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Ester, AK
Intermediate
Ester, AK

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Sunrise
Jan 26, 2019 near Ester, AK
White birch tree forest... everwhere!
Sep 15, 2020 near Ester, AK
Fairbanks Hiking Club snowshoe outing.
May 6, 2016 near Ester, AK
Fairbanks Area Hiking Club hitting the trails for a snowshoe hike.
Feb 15, 2016 near Ester, AK
Typical trail through the Outer Loop
Sep 15, 2020 near Ester, AK