1 miles
Distance
577 ft
Climb
-104 ft
Descent
00:22:43
Avg time

Back Door Details

  • Riding Area
    York Creek
    Coleman, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May to October
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #21786 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

The most fun way to get to the top of School of Rock and Squirrel trails. The first half is an abandoned logging road in a recent cut block. The single-track section climbs through the forest just west of the cut block with some challenging climbing turns, descends slightly on an old ATV trail past the top of Squirrel, then leaves the ATV trail in a sharp right turn for the final short climb to the top of School of Rock.

Access Info

The most direct route to the trail is climbing the York Creek Road past the York Creek Staging Area (JP4Cool , The Back Door trail starts with an abandoned logging road, right off the York Creek Road just before it descends to the yellow steel bridge at JP46.

Note: JP48 and JP46 refer to the designated junction points on the Castle Special Management Area map and to small orange signs on the OHV trails. For a map of these trails see the land manager website http://esrd.alberta.ca/recreation-public-use/recreation-on-public-land/public-land-use-zones/castle-area-pluz.aspx

This trail is unsanctioned, use at your own risk!

More Stats for Back Door bike trail
  • Altitude change
    473 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,791 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,264 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,791 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,264 ft
  • Grade
    7.361%
  • Grade max
    -112.623%
  • Grade min
    90.191%
  • Distance climb
    4,230 ft
  • Distance down
    1,892 ft
  • Distance flat
    301 ft
  • Avg time
    00:22:43
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Status:
on May 20, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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      Back Door Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 2 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
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      • 47 rides
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      Jul 12, 2016 @ 8:36am
      Jul 12, 2016

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