11.2 miles
Distance
712 ft
Climb
-715 ft
Descent
210 ft
High Point

This lollipop route tours the front-country granite trails, with a warm-up/cool down on the green Clark Kent trail.

Park at or ride to Hartlen Park.

The route includes the black diamond Time trails (Time Flies, Time Out).


If it is very wet or freeze/thaw conditions, avoid Clark Kent and ride in on the parallel roads to Divide trail trailhead.

Detailed Description
Blue/Black Granite Tour is a 11 mile popular intermediate route located near Halifax Nova Scotia. This mountain bike primary route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 13 trails. This route climbs 712 ft with a max elevation of 210 ft then descends -715 ft.
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5 Reviews & Comments

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oldmanbucksaw (Sep 25, 2021 at 13:51)
Trail Chimney
Often overlooked, but always challenging.
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oldmanbucksaw (Sep 25, 2021 at 13:51)
Trail Chimney
Often overlooked, but always challenging.
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oldmanbucksaw (Sep 25, 2021 at 13:51)
Trail Chimney
Often overlooked, but always challenging.
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markwallacetaylor (Sep 30, 2019 at 6:56)
Trail The Attic
Pretty good trail, way more technical than I was expecting. But I'm excited to get back and get a few of the features that I had to walk!
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jonathanfo (Aug 24, 2017 at 11:11)
Great trail but clearly not a green one. Mistly blue with black features.
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Trails in Route

Clark Kent2,598 ft
Divide3,130 ft
Lou's Basement2,812 ft
Time Flies4,495 ft
Time Out4,108 ft
The Attic3 miles
Chimney1,001 ft
I/O315 ft
Chimney3,353 ft
I/O505 ft
Osprey2,789 ft
Divide3,179 ft

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  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    97
More Stats for Blue/Black Granite Tour mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    79 ft
  • Altitude start
    164 ft
  • Altitude end
    164 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -17.3%
  • Grade min
    16.7%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

statustraildateconditiondescription
Clark Kent
Feb 8, 2023 @ 2:57am
19 hours
Divide
Feb 7, 2023 @ 6:57pm
1 day
Lou's Basement
Dec 28, 2022 @ 12:56am
Dec 28, 2022
Minor Ice still very ridable
I/O
Nov 27, 2022 @ 6:23am
Nov 27, 2022
Osprey
Nov 26, 2022 @ 10:23pm
Nov 26, 2022
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