10.8 miles
Distance
403 ft
Climb
-390 ft
Descent
2,178 ft
High Point

Draft Fatbike Course for the 45NRTH Fatbike Race

Detailed Description
2017 45NRTH Fatbike Endurance Race is a 11 mile intermediate race route located near Edmonton Alberta. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 34 trails. This route climbs 403 ft with a max elevation of 2,178 ft then descends -390 ft.
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46 Reviews & Comments

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excel (Oct 9, 2022 at 7:16)
Trail Flat Pete
No flow, flat corners to the point of being tiresome. Built in the low average speed "multi-use conflict avoidance style" of trail building that seems to be common in Edmonton. Constant frustration due to scrubbing of any speed you build up.
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DougC7cEFu (Jun 19, 2022 at 8:31)
Quite mucky after recent rains (June, 2022). Best stay off until dries out a bit. Great flowy green trail otherwise.
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DougC7cEFu (May 4, 2022 at 9:19)
Trail No Horses
Still closed (apparently) per signage
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julianneb11 (Sep 6, 2021 at 15:16)
Trail BDSM
Could use some maintenance
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mjseabz (Jul 20, 2021 at 14:52)
Tough climbs good times
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GRS (May 15, 2021 at 10:32)
Washed out. No longer a trail..
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unremarcable (Jan 13, 2021 at 20:28)
Extra fun in the winter... instead of trail erosion issues, you get to ride over river ice on the edge!
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Lips7 (Oct 5, 2020 at 9:07)
Trail BDSM
Getting rutted
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vRRBCw (Sep 18, 2020 at 21:12)
Trail No Horses
Significant portions of the trail halfway through have fallen into the river
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Brikim (Aug 2, 2020 at 19:41)
Trail Flat Pete
That was a fun trail. So many turns and roots.
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BenTheTraynor (Jul 29, 2020 at 11:44)
I think this is a pretty cool, underrated trail. Do Raven first in to this and it’s a great ride. Lots of techy climbs and descents akin to rock gardens... without the rocks. Very unique arid terrain you won’t see much of in Edmonton. Definitely susceptible to rain though. Essentially becomes mud flats until it dries out.
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cam-rides-bikes (Oct 15, 2020 at 17:51)
This trail hooks up great with Raven. It is a truly unique trail and I would recommend. Very different terrain for Edmonton
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sany0k (Jul 18, 2020 at 18:23)
Trail Flat Pete
This trail does not belong in 25% of either most fun, most technical or most scenic trails. And yet if you haven’t ridden it you have missed out on a truly Edmontonesque experience of finding some fun in completely flat terrain, getting disoriented, curiously puzzled and bored at the same time. Also if you ride because of its #1 status - congrats, you have been trolled ????
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DirtBuster-YEG (May 25, 2020 at 20:27)
Scenic ride. Smooth, paved and flat. Great for family with younger kids (6+) and it leads to Terwilleger Park footbridge!
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RileyMoore (May 2, 2020 at 19:53)
Trail Flat Pete
Awesome trail! For a flat trail it had its challenges with some big routes and cool dips. Do not do it when mud is a problem as it is very back and fourth and quick turns, but in good conditions it’s absolutely awesome!
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Aaronmw (Apr 30, 2020 at 14:30)
Trail Flat Pete
Great trail! It's in great condition also.
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BCXC (Mar 21, 2019 at 10:39)
Trail No Horses
freeze thaw with some mud
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Lonebikeyeg (Feb 5, 2019 at 15:40)
Bring an extra set of lungs. Hell of a great trail that will whip you into good shape if you ride it lots.
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CSharp (Oct 9, 2018 at 12:24)
Great short downhill if there's any flow to this trail. There was a large down tree on the steep section of the trail just 20 feet below the junction of the main Gavin and the Alternate Gavin route to Under the End trail.
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Drfar (Sep 11, 2018 at 13:07)
Trail Flat Pete
Fun fun fun to try and PB every time out.
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MtnGoat-WTR (Aug 28, 2018 at 9:34)
Why are so many of Edmonton trails photos flooded with selfies and bike pics from boyblue(Alain)?
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pedaljunkie2000 (Aug 28, 2018 at 10:09)
With the internet the narcissist cream rises to the top. It's too bad because other people's content gets pushed off of the page
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bige1 (Aug 28, 2018 at 10:47)
It sucks to have so many pictures that are useless to actually showing the trail.. Unfortunately it would be a huge pain to have mods remove them all one by one.
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cogfather (Jul 1, 2018 at 10:50)
Trail 7-UP HitUP
Tree down near exit, it’s right at head height. Careful.
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explorer714 (Jun 24, 2018 at 23:07)
Trail Flat Pete
Love this trail as a solid green, beginner blue rider. So much fun. Definitely one of my favourites!
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elevationstation (Jun 10, 2018 at 16:26)
Sweet new trail rode the other day!
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nofunstravaguy (May 12, 2018 at 13:53)
Trail Flat Pete
I've never had so much fun on such a flat trail. Well done.
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nofunstravaguy (May 12, 2018 at 13:49)
One of my fav downhills in Edmonton
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nofunstravaguy (May 12, 2018 at 13:42)
Ride west to east for fun, east to west for a grind fest
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Mountie111 (May 7, 2018 at 20:02)
Trail Flat Pete
Fantastic trail and because of the cover the surface stays very consistent. Roots everywhere and you never stop turning. Watch out for the sink holes!!
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RaySchmidt (Apr 28, 2018 at 20:55)
Super awesome today
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RaySchmidt (Apr 28, 2018 at 20:54)
Trail Flat Pete
Great shape no mud
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Cerraragt (Nov 26, 2017 at 11:12)
Thanks to everyone that helped out and made the day possible...cheers riders
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cogfather (Sep 25, 2017 at 12:22)
Trail Flat Pete
I never get tired of this amazing trail, with its twists turns and roots, keeps you on your game. Rides great in the winter too!
Kudos to the builder!
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Iroc385 (Sep 7, 2017 at 20:45)
Trail Flat Pete
This trail wore me out and it felt like my bike was going to fall apart... but I still hit it again one the way back! Awesome trail!
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Wronks (Sep 2, 2017 at 19:03)
Trail Flat Pete
Great trail! It puts you in a trance as it weaves back and forth! It feels like it is never going to end, and that's what made it fun. Lots of little roots and tiny berms that make this trail neat for a flat singletrack. Great for all levels of bikers, and well cleared! Pleasantly surprised when I rode this trail for the first time today.
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Seretnyyy (Aug 20, 2017 at 13:33)
Trail Flat Pete
Awesome trail!!!
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seankorsan (Aug 19, 2017 at 13:23)
Trail No Horses
Sign posted saying trail is closed due to environmental concerns.
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KonaRoughriders (Jul 12, 2017 at 22:05)
Tricky drop in but a good technical short ride.
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Micahslavens (Jun 19, 2017 at 20:26)
One of my favorites in our neck of the woods. Take the east section back up for a real challenge.
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Dethphist (Aug 14, 2015 at 20:47)
Trail 7-UP HitUP
I think this is one of the most fun trails in the city, even though it goes by pretty quickly. Lotsa speed, fun drops, just great.
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boyblue1973 (Aug 19, 2015 at 11:58)
Trail 7-UP HitUP
agree, if you haven't been to Wally, Pot Luck, Pogey, Hippie Chicken by Strathcona Science Park, check it out, almost same concept, drops, berms and wall ride too.
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boyblue1973 (Aug 19, 2015 at 12:17)
Trail 7-UP HitUP
this are the trails in Strathcona Science Park from my youtube videos if you haven't been there.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=A58Px_d16t0
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Dethphist (Aug 19, 2015 at 21:36)
Trail 7-UP HitUP
Yeah, I hit those way more often, they're a lot of fun. I rarely get to the Fox Drive area just because it's kinda out of the way for us.
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medwardsedm EMBA-AaT (Dec 12, 2014 at 11:53)
Trail River Run
This trail is now closed/fenced off for the footbridge construction.
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mtnbikermitch (Dec 12, 2014 at 11:56)
Trail River Run
Thanks for posting the comment. Next time you should try using the trail report feature. Its super easy and highlights the information better.
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Details

  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    Fat
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    2
More Stats for 2017 45NRTH Fatbike Endurance Race mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,036 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,051 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,064 ft
  • Grade max
    -33.9%
  • Grade min
    17.2%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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Jan 29, 2023 @ 6:57pm
2 days
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