3 miles
Distance
162 ft
Climb
-1,582 ft
Descent
00:22:34
Avg time

Baldy Trail (Down) Details

  • Riding area
    Barrier
    Exshaw, Alberta
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    Alberta Parks

Old school trail that gets a LOT of hiker action on the weekends and some weeknights. You can either pedal up the backside via the university research center (not shown) or push straight up it and come back down.

The trail is scree and loose rock at the top, off-camber and rooty most of the way down, with some consequences if you drift off to the right. Totally ridable top to bottom. Over the years, flooding has rerouted the lower sections of the trail a few times, but it shouldn't be too hard to find.

Access Info

If riding this as an out-and-back, park at the Porcupine Group Campground lot just off Hwy 40.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Baldy Trail (Down) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,419 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,613 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,055 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,032 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,613 ft
  • Grade
    -10.222%
  • Grade max
    -51.167%
  • Grade min
    47.571%
  • Distance climb
    1,235 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    369 ft
  • Avg time
    00:22:34
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:58
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Status:
on Aug 12, 2016
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Avg: 3.5 (4 votes)

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Baldy Trail (Down) Trail Reports

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Aug 12, 2016 @ 3:12pm
Aug 12, 2016
Good condition but a little damp towards the base. Climb up is overgrown but you can still pedal.
Oct 16, 2015 @ 10:21pm
Oct 16, 2015
Dry in spots, wet in spots, generally good
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Oct 14, 2012 @ 9:46am
Oct 14, 2012
Baldy Trail (Down), Canmore

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