4,865 ft
Distance
9 ft
Climb
-427 ft
Descent
00:06:47
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
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Season
    Year Round
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop
  • Global Ranking
    #7720 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
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Dig Deep mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -419 ft
  • Altitude min
    516 ft
  • Altitude max
    935 ft
  • Altitude start
    935 ft
  • Altitude end
    515 ft
  • Grade
    -8.6%
  • Grade max
    -41.6%
  • Grade min
    4.7%
  • Distance climb
    427 ft
  • Distance down
    3,976 ft
  • Distance flat
    466 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:47
  • Avg reverse time
    01:14:14
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on Aug 31, 2021
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Avg: 4.8 (16 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
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  • Very Dry
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      Dig Deep Trail Reports

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      Aug 31, 2021 @ 9:58am
      Aug 31, 2021
      Rode yesterday. Drying out compared to 8/29 but still a little wet at the bottom. Brush cleared.
      Aug 5, 2021 @ 1:27am
      Aug 5, 2021
      I agree, overgrown near the bottom. Thank you to whoever cut out the spring loaded root 2/3rds in.
      Aug 2, 2021 @ 1:53am
      Aug 2, 2021
      Trail could use a good weed whacking towards the bottom
      Jun 2, 2021 @ 8:10pm
      Jun 2, 2021
      I forgot my morning coffee so I rode Dig Deep instead. Too strong of a brew for my taste but it’ll wake you up.
      May 25, 2021 @ 12:24am
      May 25, 2021
      I agree this trail is too gnarly. It’s easy to get too much air off all the root features and nearly miss hitting a tree. The wood features gave...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 369 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
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      • 722 rides
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      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      OldschoolAK (Oct 18, 2018 at 20:10)
       Finally a real black diamond trail in Anchorage! Big tech without hidden surprises.
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      • + 2
      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.
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      • + 0
      mexicanbobcat (Jun 7, 2020 at 21:33)
       This ???? This right here. More trails like Dig Deep please.
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      • + 0
      jmin7 (Jun 7, 2020 at 23:59)
       Hit it and hit it hard. This one will knock your socks off. ????
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      • + 0
      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.
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      • + 0
      bkxc (Sep 19, 2020 at 14:28)
       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!
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