4.0 miles
2,038 ft
-379 ft
1.2 miles
High Point


  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Access Road/Trail
  • Trail type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    June to October
  • Ride in rain
  • Land Manager

The main reason to ride this road is to access the York with a Fork trail. However, the road continues past York with a Fork and can be used as an alternate climb to the Rumhead trail, as it switchbacks up past old coal mine workings, with some bedrock sections and great views towards Pass Powderkeg. Although some short sections are too steep to ride up, it is more fun than the loose rocks on the west access road.
Ride up the "York Creek Road to Ironstone", but turn left at JP46 and cross the bridge over York Creek.
0.0 km - bridge over York Creek at JP46
0.3 km - bend to the right and end of York with a Fork trail
1.2 km - JP45, keep left (right is the main York Creek Road)
1.8 km - go straight across shallow creek beside mine pits. New logging road heads right.
2.6 km - creek crossing, logging road joins on right.
3.0 km - sharp left off road onto York with a Fork trail. Or keep right to continue climb to Rumhead. Don't go straight on newer logging road.
5.3 km (approx) - old mine road ends but continues as an OHV trail
6.1 km - OHV trail ends but continues as singletrack
6.4 km - joins Rumhead trail

Access Info

York Creek Road at bridge over York Creek, at JP46. Note: JP45 and JP46 refer to designated junction points on Castle Special Management Area map and small orange signs on the OHV trails. This map is available at http://esrd.alberta.ca/recreation-public-use/recreation-on-public-land/public-land-use-zones/castle-area-pluz.aspx

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for York Creek Mine Road mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,659 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,766 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,802 ft
  • Altitude end
    1.2 miles
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3.0 miles
  • Distance down
    3,952 ft
  • Distance flat
    972 ft
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