5,169 ft
109 ft
-208 ft
Avg time

Hornet's Nest Details

  • Riding Area
    Hillside Park
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • 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 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 May 22, 2018
Avg: 3.75 (4 votes)

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Activity Type
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, -149.714510)
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Hornet's Nest Trail Reports

May 22, 2018 @ 9:00am
May 22, 2018
May 20, 2018 @ 3:07pm
May 20, 2018
reporter Hey all you patient mountain bikers! The Hillside STA trails have been cleared of deadfall and the trails are ready to ride. There may be a few...
May 18, 2018 @ 9:44am
May 18, 2018
reporter STA recommends staying off the trails for another few days to enable the trail to dry out; However there are only a few mudspots and if you do go...
May 18, 2018 @ 9:41am
May 18, 2018
reporter STA recommends staying off the trails for another few days to enable the trail to dry out
May 12, 2018 @ 3:43pm
May 12, 2018
The trails are still marked as closed for no reason. There are a couple small mud puddles that can be walked around, however there are many...
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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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