5,169 ft
Distance
109 ft
Climb
-208 ft
Descent
00:08:08
Avg time

Hornet's Nest Details

  • Riding Area
    Hillside Park
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #30682 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2008

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
    -1.895%
  • Grade max
    -22.441%
  • Grade min
    14.421%
  • Distance climb
    1,857 ft
  • Distance down
    2,614 ft
  • Distance flat
    655 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:08
  • Avg reverse time
    00:09:47
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Status:
on Apr 9, 2019
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 3.75 (4 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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  • 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
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  • 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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      Hornet's Nest Trail Reports

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      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
      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...
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      Jun 25, 2017 @ 9:43pm
      Jun 25, 2017

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