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

  • 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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School of Rock, Crowsnest Pass
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Stage 3 of the CNES #2.
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Aug 12, 2017
The Third of Stage 2 in the 2017 Canadian National Enduro Series race #2 in Crowsnest Pass, AB
School of Rock, Crowsnest Pass
School of Rock, Crowsnest Pass
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Crowsnest Pass, AB.

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
York Creek Road to Ironstone
Nov 11, 2017 @ 7:10pm
Nov 11, 2017
Road is plowed for logging to past the turnoff to Ironstone Fire Lookout. Snowpacked surface not too slippery without studs. reporter
NRA
Oct 7, 2017 @ 5:50pm
Oct 7, 2017
Upper part of the trail is heavily overgrown. Have to be able to route find and avoid the tree stumps in the tall dead grass.
Whistling Post
Jul 30, 2017 @ 10:21pm
Jul 30, 2017
Lower York Creek Climb
Jul 15, 2017 @ 9:47pm
Jul 15, 2017
Sooper Trooper
May 10, 2017 @ 11:15am
May 10, 2017
Large tree down, blocking trail about 1/4 of way down. Otherwise, trail is dry and ready to ride!
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