4,875 ft
Distance
41 ft
Climb
-263 ft
Descent
00:06:46
Avg time

Yellow Jacket Details

  • Riding Area
    Hillside Park
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    MAY - OCT for MTBing
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm
  • Global Ranking
    #31158 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This trail is one of the more advanced trails in the Hillside areas. The tight switchbacks and turns in addition to the natural root and rollers make this for a technical challenge.

Access Info

To get to this trail you can start out either on the Hive at the top intersection (The Hive and Janice's Jive) or at the exit of Janice's Jive/ Llama Trail at the lower gasline.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Yellow Jacket bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -222 ft
  • Altitude min
    748 ft
  • Altitude max
    976 ft
  • Altitude start
    976 ft
  • Altitude end
    755 ft
  • Grade
    -4.552%
  • Grade max
    -19.831%
  • Grade min
    9.397%
  • Distance climb
    845 ft
  • Distance down
    3,422 ft
  • Distance flat
    479 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:46
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:44
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Status:
on May 22, 2018
Avg: 3.65 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • 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 or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 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
  • Other Other
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      Yellow Jacket Trail Reports

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      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
      Sep 29, 2017 @ 7:53am
      Sep 29, 2017
      reporter Not too many mud holes, sections of really nice and tacky dirt, but others that are greasy, not too many leaves on this one, but the grass on...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 115 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
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      • 703 rides
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      Sep 6, 2017 @ 2:53pm
      Sep 6, 2017
      Yellow Jacket, Anchorage

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