Back Door Details
Riding areaYork Creek
Trail UsageBiking Primary
DirectionUphill PrimaryPopular direction shown
Climb DifficultyBlack Diamond
SeasonMay to October
Ride in rainYes
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.
The most direct route to the trail is climbing the York Creek Road past the York Creek Staging Area (JP4 , 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, Ride at your own Risk!
More Stats for Back Door mountain bike trail
Altitude change473 ft
Altitude min4,791 ft
Altitude max5,264 ft
Altitude start4,791 ft
Altitude end5,264 ft
Distance climb4,230 ft
Distance down1,892 ft
Distance flat301 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Back Door Trail Reports
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