3,561 ft
14 ft
-296 ft
Avg time

Whistling Post Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    May to October
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Jump
  • Ride in rain
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

Flowy, downhill singletrack that starts at the bottom of School of Rock and/or Pineapple Express. Features include a wooden step up, some small berms, and rock features. Can also be ridden up by starting at the Kenworth Shop building, avoiding the short steep chutes near the bottom.

Singletrack through open forest and across a grassy coal tailings slope. After the open grassy slope it passes an abandoned brick building known as the Kenworth Shop. Below the building watch for three technical drops. Bypass them if you are not confident in their ridability. Keep the wheels on the ground if it is windy.

Warning: there is a kicker jump as the trail leaves the forest and enters the grassy slope. Bypass it unless you are experienced with this type of jump.

Access Info

When accessed by riding down School of Rock, cross the pipeline, turn right (east) along the fence and cross the fence at a gate and sign indicating private property (bicycles allowed). A steel post here whistles in the wind, giving the trail its name.
The trail can also be accessed by riding up the York Creek Road from Coleman to the cattle guard, then west along the pipeline for 700m.
Uphill riding on Whistling Post is also fun if you start at the Kenworth Shop. Below that it is too steep to ride up.

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for Whistling Post mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -282 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,358 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,640 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,640 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,358 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    448 ft
  • Distance down
    2,993 ft
  • Distance flat
    120 ft
  • Avg time
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on Apr 17, 2016
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Whistling Post Trail Reports

Apr 17, 2016 @ 1:54pm
Apr 17, 2016
No wet spots at all.
Apr 3, 2016 @ 5:29pm
Apr 3, 2016
Trail is running great. Very small patch of snow near the top.
Apr 2, 2016 @ 2:32pm
Apr 2, 2016
Small snow patches near the top
May 28, 2015 @ 12:08pm
May 28, 2015
Rocks near bottom have been cleared and trail is ready to ride.
May 12, 2015 @ 3:44pm
May 12, 2015
Excavator and dump trucks working near bottom of trail. Rocks from excavation have rolled on to trail.
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