Donnelly Dome Loop

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Donnelly Dome Loop is a 3.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Delta Junction, Alaska that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.1 miles Elevation Gain: 1,505 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Beautiful views of the Alaska range on a clear day. The trailhead is accessed from Dome Rd., which is just past mile 250 on the west side of the highway. This is a controlled area, and you will need to get your permit USARTRAK before you arrive. It’s free to sign up and lasts for two years.

hiking
1 day ago

Beautiful! Be sure to watch out for all the game trails. They look more maintained than the actual trail.

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rocky
22 days ago

This trail is probably best done as an out and back and skipping the portion with the switch backs, unless of course you brought your hedge clippers with you. Once you get up on the hillside, it’s more open, but until then, I was fighting bushes and branches and got quite scratched up. There was a lot of smoke in the air from the Fairbanks wildfires when I did the hike, but I’m sure the view is spectacular on a clear day. Also, if you’re allergic to bees, there are a lot at the top of the dome for some reason, so watch out!

hiking
27 days ago

I recommend the west side trail thru the flowers and arbored trail. Views are fabulous of the Alaska Range.

9 months ago

Beautiful views of the Alaska range on a clear day. Make sure to get your permit USARTRAK before going as it is a controlled area. It’s free to sign up and is good for two years. The trailhead is accessed from dome road just past mile 250 on the west side of the highway.

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

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