Kincaid Singletrack Phase I

Kincaid Park is Anchorage’s premier cross-country ski trail system and it already had a very dense network of trails, but some Anchorage mountain bikers looked at it and said, “why not more?”. So Lee Bolling and Ryan Greeff contacted Janice Tower, the Queen Bee of Single Track Advocates, and the project got rolling on their combined enthusiasm and experience. Happy Trails Inc. had the privilege of designing and building the resulting trail. The ski trail system at Kincaid is athletic, big, robust, fast and sometimes scary with sections of chill, so we tried to mirror that in the mountain bike trail. We built plenty of jumps, banked curves, one-way downhill half-pipes, and- oh, yeah- winter fat-biking means we have to be careful about the ski trail crossings. Huge thanks to the Nordic Ski Association of Anchorage for their generosity in agreeing to the idea in the first place. Thanks also to Brian Vaughan of Ptarmigan Ptrails, who led the work crews who so perfectly finished the trails. Also to the Municipality of Anchorage, Scott Krueger, Ben Powell, Craig Norman, and literally hundreds of volunteers who worked on the trail.