8.8 miles
Distance
1,002 ft
Climb
-1,008 ft
Descent
4,777 ft
High Point

The ride this week is a little tougher than the last couple routes that have been posted. It starts off at the Visitor Centre and then proceeds to climb the Beaver Creek Trail. It then heads across the Plateau Trail and Mystery to the radio tower at the top of the ski hill before descending down Mazama Drop. The climb up beaver creek can be a little challenging with lots of roots and steeps to accent, so try and keep those lungs in your chest. Afterwards its a nice cross country ride followed by a decent down Mazama.

Detailed Description
Big climbs and cross country rides is a 9 mile popular intermediate route located near Elkwater Alberta. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 4 trails. This route climbs 1,002 ft with a max elevation of 4,777 ft then descends -1,008 ft.
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10 Reviews & Comments

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jonathanbouchard (Jun 1, 2022 at 8:53)
Trail Mazama Drop
Great trail, good condition
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dampyak (Jun 28, 2021 at 7:20)
Trail Mazama Drop
Great trail. Corners are a bit loose. Could use some berm build up and raking of loose rock.
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Chluckie (Oct 4, 2020 at 23:07)
Be ready to peddle, well this trail is beautiful as well as needed to get access to my favorite trail in Elkwater which is Mazama Drop....a friend and I think that Misery Trail would be a more fitted name.
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Chluckie (Oct 1, 2020 at 18:57)
Trail Mazama Drop
IMO the Best trail in Elkwater, what a treat to ride! Amazing flow, the switchbacks are hella fun, a few good jumps with lots of chances at smaller jumps or just some pumping to get your speed up. I love this trail will ride again!
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charmedbirds (Jul 14, 2020 at 16:05)
Trail Mazama Drop
This is a top notch trail. Windy, with lots of little jumps. Lots of fun.
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RockiesMarc (Jul 10, 2020 at 15:47)
nice loop!
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windgrrl (Jan 29, 2019 at 6:55)
Excellent climbing challenge and fun downhill though an enchanted forest.
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Kyyder (Aug 12, 2018 at 18:01)
Awesome trail its dry wouldnt attempt if wet very rooty but had fun!
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Dannybender403 (Jul 22, 2018 at 8:20)
Very rooty; if your a beginner take in some of the trails to the east to gain a little confidence before ripping this girl ????
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Jgupnorth (Jun 23, 2017 at 13:22)
Lots of roots!
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More Stats for Big climbs and cross country rides mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,050 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,057 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,052 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -25.9%
  • Grade min
    25.7%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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