8.2 miles
606 ft
-609 ft
4,068 ft
High Point

2021 #RideCMBA Nosehill Medium Loop. Showcases more of Nosehills trails, with some of the better fast and flowy XC/DH sections. Climb Secret Policeman's Ball and traverse the fast XC trails ByPass and Gerry's Trails over to the super fun MacEwan DH trail. Then Climb back to Gerry's Trail via MacEwan Hollow climb, Out and Down, & Gerry's Shortcut. Take Gerry's back, which is super fast in this direction to Surfing the Tree's, which is tight, twisty descent (keep your speed under control) to Surfing on a Rocket, which a bomber trail, where you can let go of the brakes. Lastly hook onto Follow the Fence, and turn on the afterburners, as the faster you go on this flowy section the better. Be careful on Follow the Fence when it crosses the two drainages, as these corners sweep down steeply and can be loose and it is possible to wash out if your front tire if your not paying attention. Enjoy!

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#RideCMBA Nosehill Medium Loop is a 8 mile popular intermediate route located near Calgary Alberta. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 11 trails. This route climbs 606 ft with a max elevation of 4,068 ft then descends -609 ft.
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More Stats for #RideCMBA Nosehill Medium Loop mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    1 hr 13 min
  • Altitude min
    3,740 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,763 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,760 ft
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
Avg: 3 (2 votes)
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Nose Hill Park: Out and Down trail Aug 29, 2021
Nose Hill Park: Out and Down trail Aug 29, 2021
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Aug 29, 2021

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

MacEwan DH
Dec 1, 2023 @ 7:04am
Dec 1, 2023
No problem going uphill, but if riding downhill with any speed, the ice in the shady sections would be sketchy.
Jerry's Trail
Nov 22, 2023 @ 8:13am
Nov 22, 2023
Gerry's Trail
Nov 13, 2023 @ 8:19pm
Nov 13, 2023
Almost completely dry, minor damp spots
MacEwan Hollow
Nov 9, 2023 @ 6:42am
Nov 9, 2023
Ice and snow cover in places, muddy areas.
Surfing The Trees
Oct 1, 2023 @ 5:30am
Oct 1, 2023
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