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  • Snow Packed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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      Hinton is a town of approximately 10,000 people just East of the Jasper National Park boundary or 3 hours West of Edmonton. Town trails are overseen by the Hinton Mountain Bike Association featuring the Hinton Bike Park and the Happy Creek Trail systems. Focus seems to be on maintaining existing trails rather than creation of new trails, though the Jack's System (Thompson Lake) was recently unsanctioned by HMBA.

      Many other trails exist outside of the HMBA realm but they are unsanctioned unless specified (such as Alberta Parks and PLUZ areas). Old school rider's remember Hinton as a freeride paradise, being outside of the National Parks where TTF's and gnarly downhills could be built. Many of these original trails such as Animal Crackers are either destroyed or decommissioned with few people attempting to rebuild them.

      The Hinton Nordic Centre area has a few incredibly built trails that have been used in Provincial races and these too are unsanctioned. Everything in Hinton is ride at your own risk, this includes navigation. When in doubt use Trailforks.com and pick up a trail map at the Vicious Cycle, Hinton Government Centre or Hinton Info Centre. Visit www.bikehinton.com or visit the Facebook page. Feel free to drop a line and ask for a ride guide.

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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #145
      State Ranking
      #6
      Trails
      64
      Total Distance
      50 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      25 miles
      Total Descent
      8,505 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      4,728 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,382 ft
      Reports
      641
      Photos
      259
      Ridden Counter
      3,164
      Sub Regions

      Photos of Hinton Mountain Bike

      47 |
      Feb 14, 2018 @ 12:24pm
      Feb 14, 2018
      65 |
      Jan 12, 2018 @ 1:51pm
      Jan 12, 2018
      | 1 comments Alberta Cup DH / Froehler's
      14 |
      Dec 19, 2017 @ 8:07am
      Dec 19, 2017
      trail: Dirt Jam
      183 |
      Jun 26, 2012 @ 2:03pm
      Jun 26, 2012
      Dirt Jam, Hinton
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      Videos of Hinton Mountain Bike

      Stinger
      trail: Stinger
      10:02 | 50 | Aug 29, 2017
      Happy Creek
      3:58 | 72 | Jul 31, 2017
      FlowMaster
      2:03 | 167 | Oct 20, 2015
      Downhill Mountain Biking  in Flow Master Trail...
      3:12 | 124 | Jul 13, 2015
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      Hinton Mountain Bike Routes

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      Rock Lake to Celestine
      37 miles
      Growler Race Route race
      3 miles

      Recent Comments

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      user #1527312KerrywilliamsonreportJodoin's JourneyIIink
      Aug 4, 2018 @ 11:16am
      Aug 4, 2018
      user #608302map-guytrailRock BandThe swamp section at the bottom now has a...
      Oct 10, 2017 @ 10:36am
      Oct 10, 2017
      user #58178stevertrailAlberta Cup DH / Froehler'sWow. Great views from the top. Incredible...
      Aug 21, 2017 @ 11:42am
      Aug 21, 2017
      user #185094brycemtbtrailAlberta Cup DH / Froehler'sbest trail in the hinton area by far, make...
      Jul 18, 2017 @ 12:58pm
      Jul 18, 2017
      user #1343150traviswbrown82trailJust Get ThereAccending JGT and THE J from maxwell without...
      Jun 26, 2017 @ 10:16pm
      Jun 26, 2017
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      Recent Activity

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      user #608302map-guyaddridelogAug 16, 2018 ride log
      Aug 16, 2018 @ 6:09pm
      12 hours
      user #1515756Mikejones13riddentrailRock Band
      Aug 16, 2018 @ 10:14am
      19 hours
      user #1149184Donkey11addridelogAug 15, 2018 ride log
      Aug 15, 2018 @ 6:39pm
      1 days
      user #1158898DonkayriddentrailHappy Creek
      Aug 15, 2018 @ 3:56pm
      2 days
      user #608302map-guyaddridelogAug 14, 2018 ride log
      Aug 14, 2018 @ 6:41pm
      2 days
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      Bike & Skill Parks

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      Hinton Bike Parkskill parkHinton
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      Nearby Riding Areas

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      Hinton Bike Park 9 7 21 km
      Jacks 1 72.3 km
      Hinton Nordic Centre 2 26.4 km
      Maligne Canyon and Jasper Park Lodge 17 6 636.5 km

      Local Trail Supporters

      • Hinton Mountain Bike Association
      • By jayhore HMBA & contributors
      • Admins: HMBA, map-guy, YCPR
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