5,169 ft
109 ft
-208 ft
Avg time

Hornet's Nest Details

  • Riding area
    Hillside Park
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened

This is one of the more technically demanding trails on the Hillside. This trail consists of many tight corners/catch berms. There is one trail crossing drop if you are climbing, other than that there are just natural rollers and fun tight twisty singletrack.

Access Info

To access this trail, either park at the Hilltop outer area, bike to the bottom of Drone Lane and bike up Drone Lane to Queen Bee to Janice's Jive and the entrance to the trail is across from the top out on Janice's Jive. The top of this trail is at an intersection with The Hive trail. Alternatively you can park at the Prospector Heights parking lot (fee of $5 unless you have a state park pass) and drop into the top of the trail system from there.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Hornet's Nest mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -98 ft
  • Altitude min
    885 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,016 ft
  • Altitude start
    987 ft
  • Altitude end
    889 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,857 ft
  • Distance down
    2,614 ft
  • Distance flat
    655 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Sep 8, 2017
Avg: 3.75 (4 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to hornet-s-nest trailhead (61.141840, -149.714502)
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Hornet's Nest Trail Reports

Sep 8, 2017 @ 3:29pm
Sep 8, 2017
reporter With the rain and wind the trail is in pretty good condition, fairly tacky most places with some of the low spots collecting water and a bit of mud.
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 @ 8:40am
May 19, 2017
Aug 12, 2016 @ 2:59pm
Aug 12, 2016
reporter The trail was pretty tacky on Wednesday, but with the rain it could be pretty slick. Try not to skid too much around the tight switchbacks/corners.
May 12, 2016 @ 9:01am
May 12, 2016
The entire trail section is tacky to dry is spots. Little to no damage in the form of ruts or drainage issues. Visibility is good due to little...
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Jun 25, 2017 @ 9:43pm
Jun 25, 2017
Hornet's Nest, My City

Routes with this trail

All killer no filler aka almost all STA hillside both directions
15 miles

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