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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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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  • Featured
  • Riding area
  • 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
  • Avg time
    1 hr 32 min
  • 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

Directions

  1. Bike northeast on Clark Kent.
  2. Continue for 800 meters.
  3. Turn left to stay on Clark Kent.
  4. Continue for 100 meters.
  5. Bear right onto Divide.
  6. Continue for 200 meters.
  7. Make a sharp left to stay on Divide.
  8. Continue for 400 meters.
  9. Keep right to stay on Divide.
  10. Continue for 600 meters.
  11. Turn left onto The Attic.
  12. Continue for 300 meters.
  13. Turn right to stay on The Attic.
  14. Continue for 200 meters.
  15. Keep right to take Lou's Basement.
  16. Continue for 900 meters.
  17. Make a sharp right onto The Attic.
  18. Continue for 40 meters.
  19. Turn left to stay on The Attic.
  20. Continue for less than 10 meters.
  21. Turn left to stay on The Attic.
  22. Continue for 20 meters.
  23. Turn right to stay on The Attic.
  24. Continue for 80 meters.
  25. Turn left onto Fire Escape.
  26. Continue for 100 meters.
  27. Turn left onto Flat Lake.
  28. Continue for 300 meters.
  29. Bike northeast on I/O.
  30. Continue for 80 meters.
  31. Turn left onto The Attic.
  32. Continue for 500 meters.
  33. Turn right to stay on The Attic.
  34. Continue for 300 meters.
  35. Turn right to stay on The Attic.
  36. Continue for 200 meters.
  37. Keep right to take Lou's Basement.
  38. Continue for 100 meters.
  39. Bike north on Lou's Basement.
  40. Continue for 300 meters.
  41. Turn left onto The Attic.
  42. Continue for 300 meters.
  43. Turn left to stay on The Attic.
  44. Continue for 500 meters.
  45. Turn right onto I/O.
  46. Continue for 80 meters.
  47. Turn right to stay on I/O.
  48. Continue for 100 meters.
  49. Bike southwest on I/O.
  50. Continue for 20 meters.
  51. Turn left onto Osprey.
  52. Continue for 40 meters.
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Lou's Basement
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Divide
Apr 19, 2024 @ 10:52am
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Osprey
Apr 19, 2024 @ 10:52am
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Clark Kent
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The Attic
Oct 20, 2023 @ 10:33am
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