4,875 ft
Distance
41 ft
Climb
-263 ft
Descent
00:07:06
Avg time

Yellow Jacket Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Hillside Park
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Green (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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm
  • Global Ranking
    #31158 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 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
    00:07:06
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:44
  • view trail stats
Status:
on Jul 1, 2019
Dry
Avg: 3.65 (3 votes)

view (802)
close
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

LEGEND
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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to yellow-jacket trailhead (61.142230, -149.715080)
      update trails status or condition

      Yellow Jacket Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jul 1, 2019 @ 9:09am
      Jul 1, 2019
      reporter All trails are dry to very dry, please keep in mind that due to the very warm and dry weather that the trail surfaces can and will change rapidly....
      May 24, 2019 @ 11:02am
      May 24, 2019
      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
      May 22, 2018 @ 9:00am
      May 22, 2018
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 4 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 157 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 703 rides
      •  

      Photos

      more »
      46 |
      Sep 6, 2017 @ 2:53pm
      Sep 6, 2017

      Trail Lists

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      STA Trails Old and New
      7 miles
      All killer no filler aka almost all STA hillside both directions
      15 miles

      Reviews / Comments

      No reviews yet, be the first to write a review or ask a question.
      Use trail reports to comment on trail conditions.


      Post a Comment



      You must login to Pinkbike.
      Don't have an account? Sign up

      Join Pinkbike  Login

      Videos

      no videos have been added for Yellow Jacket yet, add a video.
      • subscribe
      • flag
      • login to download gpx or kml files.