These trails are Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!
This route accesses three great trails in the northern half of the York Creek trail network, including the iconic School of Rock trail. Starting at the trailhead on the east side of the Green Mountain campground property in Coleman, it climbs a mixture of old mine roads, dirt road, singletrack, and double-track, to the top of Squirrel Shit.
The entrance to the singletrack 150m past the cattle-guard on York Creek Road is easy to miss.
Squirrel Shit trail descends a rocky ridge and open forest about 200 m west of the more advanced School of Rock, to get your A-game together for the technically more difficult School of Rock. After the warm-up, climb the same double-track to the top of School of Rock where you can stop, admire the views back towards the continental divide and north to Crowsnest Mountain, then lower your saddle.
The top half of School of Rock is full of small-large jumps, bridges, rock features and the signature rock face that you ride down, or stay of the ridge for many challenging rock drops. The bottom half below the cut block ends at the pipeline near the top of the Whistling Post trail.
Whistling Post is flowy, downhill singletrack with well-made berms, and rock features through open forest and across a grassy coal tailings slope. After the open grassy slope it passes an abandoned brick building known as the Kenworth Shop. Below the building watch for three technical drops. Bypass them if you are not confident in their ridability. Keep the wheels on the ground if it is windy.
Warning: there is a kicker jump as the trail leaves the forest and enters the grassy slope. Bypass it unless you are experienced with this type of jump.
This route is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!
Trails in Route
Bike typeAM, XC
More Stats for Squirrel - School of Rock - Whistling Post mountain bike route
Altitude min4,318 ft
Altitude start4,318 ft
Altitude end4,318 ft
Distance climb4 miles
Distance down3 miles
Distance flat3,136 ft
- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Recent Trail Reports Along Route
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