1.1 miles
Distance
489 ft
Climb
-50 ft
Descent
00:20:22
Avg time

Back Door Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
  • Riding Area
    York Creek
    Coleman, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    May to October
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #21786 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in E-Biking
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
  • Land Manager
    Alberta Environment and Parks

Alternate way to get to the top of School of Rock and Squirrel trails, or to the start of the Big Bear trail. 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. 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.

This trail is unsanctioned.

More Stats for Back Door mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    439 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,816 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,255 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,816 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,256 ft
  • Grade
    7.4%
  • Grade max
    -9%
  • Grade min
    30.4%
  • Distance climb
    4,403 ft
  • Distance down
    1,368 ft
  • Distance flat
    164 ft
  • Avg time
    00:20:22
  • Avg reverse time
    00:20:28
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Status:
on Jul 3, 2021
Dry
Avg: 3.8 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Back Door Trail Reports

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      Jul 3, 2021 @ 9:54am
      Jul 3, 2021
      Jun 1, 2021 @ 6:36am
      Jun 1, 2021
      May 16, 2021 @ 8:08pm
      May 16, 2021
      May 8, 2021 @ 9:23pm
      May 8, 2021
      Jul 5, 2020 @ 9:43am
      Jul 5, 2020
      Rather dusty in the open areas. Forested sections ran perfect. Great climbing trail.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 93 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 267 rides
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      Photos

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      81 |
      Jul 19, 2019 @ 2:18pm
      Jul 19, 2019
      262 |
      Jul 12, 2016 @ 8:36am
      Jul 12, 2016

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      SamD05 (Jun 21, 2020 at 19:18)
       Long climb, but worth it to get to school of rock
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