7 miles
Distance
1,975 ft
Climb
-523 ft
Descent
00:50:10
Avg time

Baldy Pass Climb Details

  • Riding Area
    Barrier
    Exshaw, Alberta
  • AKA
    Baldy, Baldy Pass
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Jun - Oct
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Alberta Parks

This is the easy way to get to the top of Baldy Pass. It's a long climb along an old hiking trail / FSR that crosses through some cutblocks. Watch for signs, don't get suckered into heading off toward Lusk Pass or it will be a very long ride indeed. The climb isn't that bad until the last couple of km, where it gets steeper, looser and narrower. The weather at the top can be several degrees cooler than at the bottom, so don't be surprised if there's snow off the side of the trail by early September.

Access Info

Park at Barrier Dam and ride about 200m of Hwy 40 to the start of the ride at the U of C Research Station. If you're doing the full Baldy loop, you can also start at the Porcupine Group Camp parking lot, west on Hwy 40.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Baldy Pass Climb bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,451 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,565 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,265 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,583 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,034 ft
  • Grade
    4.215%
  • Grade max
    -29.044%
  • Grade min
    31.874%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,425 ft
  • Avg time
    00:50:10
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on Jul 9, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)

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      Baldy Pass Climb Trail Reports

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      Jul 9, 2018 @ 7:37am
      Jul 9, 2018
      Jun 12, 2018 @ 4:29pm
      Jun 12, 2018
      Dry with Overgrown vegetation near the top
      Jun 10, 2017 @ 5:29am
      Jun 10, 2017
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