4,155 ft
40 ft
-166 ft
Avg time

Black Bear Details

  • Riding area
    Hillside Park
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Difficulty rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    year round trail
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Jump
  • Global Ranking

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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -126 ft
  • Altitude min
    375 ft
  • Altitude max
    530 ft
  • Altitude start
    504 ft
  • Altitude end
    378 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,230 ft
  • Distance down
    2,471 ft
  • Distance flat
    453 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Mar 1, 2018
Snow Packed
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to black-bear-56388 trailhead (61.149140, -149.738080)
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Black Bear Trail Reports

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
Oct 30, 2016 @ 8:00pm
Oct 30, 2016
Packed down the main line with slippery snow on the sides. Great ride in the upper 30s.
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