3 miles
231 ft
-1,631 ft
Avg time

Baldy Trail (Down) Details

  • Riding area
    Exshaw, Alberta
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • 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
    -1,400 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,613 ft
  • Altitude max
    1 miles
  • Altitude start
    1 miles
  • Altitude end
    4,632 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,745 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    458 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Aug 12, 2016
Avg: 3.5 (4 votes)

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Baldy Trail (Down) Trail Reports

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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