4,854 ft
Distance
72 ft
Climb
-498 ft
Descent
934 ft
High Point

Dig Deep Details

  • Riding Area
    Hillside Park
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Difficulty Rating
  • 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
    70 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

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More Stats for Dig Deep bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -427 ft
  • Altitude min
    508 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
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Status:
on May 24, 2019
Variable
Avg: 5 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 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
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Dig Deep Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      May 24, 2019 @ 11:02am
      2 days
      reporter The Hilside trails are OPEN!!!. Please ride smart. Pre-Ride, Re-Ride, then Free-Ride. Early trail conditions still exist, so watch out for ruts....
      Apr 9, 2019 @ 11:47am
      Apr 9, 2019
      reporter "Don't Get Stuck in A Rut, Please let the trails dry out before riding" - Singletrack Advocates
      Apr 9, 2019 @ 11:47am
      Apr 9, 2019
      reporter "Don't Get Stuck in A Rut, Please let the trails dry out before riding" - Singletrack Advocates
      Oct 16, 2018 @ 8:37pm
      Oct 16, 2018
      reporter The New Hillside Trails are Open!!! Thank you to all of our volunteers and sponsors for making this project a reality. This project started as an...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 17 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 32 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 52 rides
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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag OldschoolAK (Oct 18, 2018 at 20:10)
       Finally a real black diamond trail in Anchorage! Big tech without hidden surprises.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag tonynaciuk (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]

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