4,854 ft
Distance
72 ft
Climb
-498 ft
Descent
00:06:40
Avg time

Dig Deep Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Hillside Park
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, DJ
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop
  • Global Ranking
    #6695 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking

Rocks, Roots, Jumps, and Drops pepper this fast paced, challenging technical black diamond trail. With mandatory features throughout, this trail will test your speed, flow, and technical prowess. This techy test snakes along the hillside below Spencer’s loop and uniquely blends old school tech with new school flow. Dig Deep was named in recognition of the hundreds of volunteers that came out and poured countless hours into this 100% hand dug trail. Slashing through deep vegetation, excavating huge amounts of organics, and shaping the entire trail by hand, this trail represents the first hand dug mountain bike specific trail constructed in Anchorage in 10 years. Over 300 volunteers donated their time and strong backs to make this happen and the results are fantastic

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Dig Deep mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -427 ft
  • Altitude min
    508 ft
  • Altitude max
    934 ft
  • Altitude start
    934 ft
  • Altitude end
    508 ft
  • Grade
    -8.787%
  • Grade max
    -28.869%
  • Grade min
    37.665%
  • Distance climb
    729 ft
  • Distance down
    3,880 ft
  • Distance flat
    219 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:40
  • Avg reverse time
    01:14:14
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Status:
on Sep 18, 2020
Variable
Avg: 4.8 (15 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Dig Deep Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 18, 2020 @ 6:50pm
      Sep 18, 2020
      Down tree on upper Dig Deep
      Aug 3, 2020 @ 7:27pm
      Aug 3, 2020
      May 15, 2020 @ 8:16am
      May 15, 2020
      reporter The Hillside Trail are OPEN, except for Jeff's Whoop Whoop. Jeff's Whoop Whoop will remain closed until the bad ruts caused by early season riders...
      May 8, 2020 @ 2:13pm
      May 8, 2020
      reporter Please keep off the Hillside and Kincaid STA Trails. Wait for them to dry out. We will let you know when the trails are ready! While you are...
      Oct 6, 2019 @ 11:42am
      Oct 6, 2019
      The trail has a lot of mud mostly at the bottom of steeper hills
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 9 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 357 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 52 rides
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      Trail Lists

      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag OldschoolAK (Oct 18, 2018 at 20:10)
       Finally a real black diamond trail in Anchorage! Big tech without hidden surprises.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag mexicanbobcat (Oct 21, 2018 at 22:54)
       Roots are large, wet and slippery!! Try to stay on the trail; the downslope is already eroding in sections from people going off course.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag mexicanbobcat (Jun 7, 2020 at 21:33)
       This ???? This right here. More trails like Dig Deep please.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag jmin7 (Jun 7, 2020 at 23:59)
       Hit it and hit it hard. This one will knock your socks off. ????
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag maule-man (Sep 2, 2020 at 10:29)
       Trail can be quite loose and dusty after a sunny week. Best to hit it a couple days after some rain when the roots aren’t slippery.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag bkxc (3 days ago)
       Holy crap, what a wicked challenge. Rode when the roots were still kinda wet and that is some Double Black Diamond pucker action. Loved it but once is enough!
      [Reply]

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