Hillside Park

Hillside Park, Anchorage: Hours, Address, Hillside Park Reviews: 5/5

Hillside Park
5
Biking Trails • Cross-country Ski Areas
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

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5.0
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JJTrouble
Anchorage212 contributions
An Outdoor Wilderness Experience in Anchorage
Oct 2018 • Solo
This is one of The favorite parks in Anchorage for almost all of the outdoor enthusiasts I know in Anchorage. It’s a little more remote and wild than Kincaid Park, sitting up against the Chugach mountains and the state park lands. You can’t run into moose and bears and other wildlife, but more likely you will see other hikers, bikers, skiers, and dog walkers. From the Hillside trails you can connect to the trails of Far North Bicentennial Park, Prospect Heights, Glen Alps, and the Homestead trail. That will take you to the Campbell Creek multiuser trail, which connects to the rest of the city’s trail system. It’s a good place to start whether you are looking for a short walk or an all day adventure.
Written 30 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Bill H
Anchorage, AK1,215 contributions
Great Nordic Skiing at Hillside Park
Dec 2016 • Couples
After receiving close to a foot of new snow this past week, the Hillside Park Nordic skiing trails are in great shape. We love it there. The Nordic Ski Club of Anchorage does a great job grooming the many trails.
Written 11 December 2016
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JJTrouble
Anchorage212 contributions
A Great Place to Hike, Ski, or Fat Tire Bike in the Winter
Jan 2016 • Solo
If you find yourself in Anchorage in the winter and are looking for something to do outside for fun, you don't need to look much farther than the Hillside trail system in Anchorage. We usually access the trails from Abbott road just past Service High School, but you can also access them from Elmore Road or Campbell Airstrip Road. When there's snow on the ground, the trails are great for hiking, snow biking and cross country skiing. Just make sure you know which trails you are on so you don't get yelled at for fouling up the groomed ski trails. Most of the trails are multi-use, but in the winter some of them are groomed and they become skiers only trails, and skiers don't appreciate post-holes (deep foot prints) or dog turds on their trails. The Hillside trails vary from reasonably wide trails which are comfortable for two way traffic and multi-use, to single-track trails on which you might have to stop or get off the trail to let someone pass. Traffic on these trails is not usually much, so don't expect to be around people, and you could certainly see a moose or other wildlife if you keep your eyes peeled.
Written 5 March 2016
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MoMoMcKenzie
Dallas, TX285 contributions
Geocache fun!
Oct 2015 • Solo
I really enjoyed walking through this park area. I was geocaching with a friend and we went places that were literally off the beaten path. Found some geocaches, had fun doing it and loved being outdoors!
Written 17 February 2016
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MsNey
Boston, MA16 contributions
Beautiful People live in Beautiful Places!
Nov 2012 • Friends
LOL! Our family lived nearby in the 80's-90's and Hillside is for the rediculously rich folks, while our area near a place called "The Village Inn" on Dimond Blvd. was for those working class wealthy families :-).
Written 15 November 2012
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Twoteacherswhotravel
Minneapolis, MN238 contributions
The garden of eden, on ice.
Oct 2012 • Couples
We absolutely love to hike here, especially after the first frost and the first snow. The groundis hard, less chance of seeing hungry bears (just sluggish, tired bears) and so many choices and trails. Trails are mapped and well marked and many people are out walking about on the weekend and it is very safe. There is ample parking and lots of trails lead into and out of the area from other parts of the city. This is why we love to live in town, because 5 minutes away is wilderness. The biouvac area is our favorite.
Written 5 November 2012
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Steven W
Anchorage, AK154 contributions
Great Park
Oct 2011 • Solo
Great park. Trails are pretty good, keep an eye out for moose, coyote, & bears. Stay away from Campbell Creek during salmon season, unless you want to take a chance an stumble on a bear. I've had more run-in's with moose than anything else.

DO NOT LEAVE ANYTHING IN YOUR VEHICLE. At any of the Hillside parking lots.
Written 30 March 2012
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4SavvyAKTravelers
Anchorage, AK18 contributions
ski bike run hike it's a gem
ski bike run hike it's a gem all day any season there are bears near Spencer Loop section
Written 28 February 2012
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