7 miles
Distance
1,279 ft
Climb
-1,279 ft
Descent
5,217 ft
High Point

A short loop starting in Coleman that takes in a variety of interesting single-track of easy to intermediate technical difficulty, without a lot of climbing. The highlights are the lower half of NRA along the top of a rocky ridge, the climb up Toadstool leading to the top of Sooper Trooper, the flowy upper half of Sooper Trooper through loamy old forest and solid berms with a few optional TTFs including gaps, jumps, and bridges, then east on the Pipeline for a rip down Whistling Post.

Note: Start at the trailhead on the east side of the Green Mountain campground property in Coleman, On the climb, the entrance to the single-track 150m past the cattle-guard on York Creek Road is easy to miss.

This route is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for York Creek Short & Sweet Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,318 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,318 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,318 ft
  • Grade max
    -37.86%
  • Grade min
    32.97%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,535 ft
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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
School of Rock, Crowsnest Pass
School of Rock, Crowsnest Pass
3:27 | 744 | comments: 0 | favs:
Aug 26, 2015
Crowsnest Pass, AB.
Sooper Trooper, Crowsnest Pass
Sooper Trooper, Crowsnest Pass
3:57 | 474 | comments: 0 | favs: 1
Aug 25, 2015
Riding down the upper section of Sooper Trooper in Crowsnest Pass, Alberta.
Whistling Post, Crowsnest Pass
Whistling Post, Crowsnest Pass
2:21 | 396 | comments: 2 | favs: 1
May 18, 2015
York Creek trail, in Coleman, AB.

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
School of Rock
May 20, 2018 @ 4:30pm
May 20, 2018
reporter
Lower York Creek Climb
May 11, 2018 @ 6:06pm
May 11, 2018
Very wet at School of Rock crossing, multiple deep snow patches on the top half. Still needs some time
Whistling Post
May 8, 2018 @ 11:37am
May 8, 2018
reporter
Connector Sooper to Pipeline
May 8, 2018 @ 11:36am
May 8, 2018
Minor Water drainage issue, standing water on trail surface reporter
Sooper Trooper
May 8, 2018 @ 11:35am
May 8, 2018
Minor Water drainage issue, standing water on trail surface reporter
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