4,155 ft
Distance
40 ft
Climb
-166 ft
Descent
00:05:53
Avg time

Black Bear Details

  • Riding Area
    Hillside Park
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    year round trail
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #21294 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Brown Bear trail and this south end of Black Bear trail make a nice loop. The north end of Black Bear trail is smoother and wider. The south end, which is narrower and has more roots, makes a few crossings of cross country ski trails (the ski trails are pretty wide and smooth by comparison), so just proceed straight through all of those intersections

Access Info

Pedal out the double track ski trails from the Hilltop Chalet to the end right before the short steep hill that the ski trail takes to intersect the river. The trail starts just on the left of the hill in a little grove of alders. The trail is slightly hard to make out in the middle of summer but its there.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Black Bear bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -126 ft
  • Altitude min
    375 ft
  • Altitude max
    530 ft
  • Altitude start
    504 ft
  • Altitude end
    378 ft
  • Grade
    -3.032%
  • Grade max
    -20.387%
  • Grade min
    15.285%
  • Distance climb
    1,230 ft
  • Distance down
    2,471 ft
  • Distance flat
    453 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:53
  • Avg reverse time
    00:09:07
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Status:
on Dec 26, 2018
Snow Packed
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
      Directions to black-bear-56388 trailhead (61.149140, -149.738080)
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      Black Bear Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Dec 26, 2018 @ 3:10pm
      Dec 26, 2018
      Mar 1, 2018 @ 5:19am
      Mar 1, 2018
      Aug 14, 2017 @ 9:07am
      Aug 14, 2017
      reporter Heavy rain over the last part of last week and over the weekend will make the trail quite slick and water will be pooled. Please avoid riding...
      May 19, 2017 @ 8:45am
      May 19, 2017
      reporter Other Trails are drying out nicely now up here at Campbell Tract and Hillside, Will update with proper report in the next few days.
      Apr 6, 2017 @ 10:21pm
      Apr 6, 2017
      Mushy ant wet
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 8 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 79 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 234 rides
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