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    Chena Dome

    I was wondering if anyone has ridden the Chena Dome trail? I'm looking at a map that says bikes may be used on it. From what I can see, it sounds trail less above treeline.

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    I would be curious what you are seeing that shows bikes being allowed. If it is the trail discussed on the dnr page here: http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/units/chena/chenadmtg.pdf it specifically says that mountain bikes are prohibited. From the description, it sounds like it would be a pretty rough trail to ride anyway even if it was legal.

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    I was looking at this map.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samblack View Post
    I was looking at this map.

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    Interesting, looks like a conflict in their printed materials. I just went to the link they provided for the complete set of park rules on the page I initially linked to and it says the same thing that your map is saying, the Chena Dome is open to bikes. Would be interested to hear which is actually correct. Definitely confusing at least at first glance.

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    Just a follow up. I contacted DNR to check on this. Here is their response:

    "Thank you for pointing out this error on our trail flyer. According to Alaska State Park Regulation 11 AAC 20.490: " The use or bicycles in the Chena River State Recreation Area is allowed only in campgrounds and in the following areas: (1) Chena Dome Hiking Trail; (2) picnic areas; (3) trails designated as open to off-road vehicles."

    You may ride a bicycle on Chena Dome Trail, and we will correct the error on the flyer.

    Thank you,

    Dane Happ
    Park Ranger
    Northern Area
    (907)451-2655
    [email protected] "

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