1 miles
Distance
5 ft
Climb
-1,251 ft
Descent
00:19:33
Avg time

Bearded Lady Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Baseline Mountain
    Rocky Mountain House, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    May-Oct
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Ladder Bridge, Rock Garden, Roller Coaster, Wallride
  • Global Ranking
    #4176 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    15 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

A number of wooden jumps and steep descents. Old school downhill freeriding at its best. Please respect the trail and don't ride in wet or muddy conditions. Ruts don't fix themselves and wood features can be very slippery when wet Thanks!

Access Info

Follow the ridgeline to the start of Bearded Lady/Rewards/Mr. Lifto. The true entrance is the steep, exposed rock chute straight off the ridge trail, or take the slightly less steep and technical way through the trees to the riders right. At the saddle with the large, natural step-over jump you will see the original, very rutted and mostly unused line drop straight down from the saddle to your left. The current main-line is up the small rise, past the sign, and follow the narrow single track straight down the fall line where it opens up for one of the most exhilarating and steepest sections on the mountain. Stay out of the rut if possible for the most traction and control! Strong brakes and confidence required! At the bottom of the steep the trail continues through the gully, speed and flow increases, and the features start ramping up until you're safely across the creek gap and home free!

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Bearded Lady mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,246 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,567 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,813 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,813 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,567 ft
  • Grade max
    -41.788%
  • Grade min
    10.581%
  • Distance climb
    44 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    68 ft
  • Avg time
    00:19:33
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Status:
on May 29, 2018
Variable
Avg: 5 (9 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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  • One Direction
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  • White
  • Green
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Bearded Lady Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      May 29, 2018 @ 10:19am
      May 29, 2018
      May 14, 2018 @ 11:32am
      May 14, 2018
      The trail through the gully is still highly saturated with run-off and very soft and wet. Too avoid excessive damage to the trail it will be...
      May 14, 2018 @ 8:31am
      May 14, 2018
      most the lower half is muddy with snow patches, watch out for new creek gap at the end, creek gap still yet to be finished, for now roll off left...
      Jul 19, 2017 @ 1:14pm
      Jul 19, 2017
      Trail is rideable but all stunts are under construction
      May 28, 2017 @ 9:51pm
      May 28, 2017
      Currently undergoing a face lift by the Baseline Mountain Biking Club. All woodwork currently re-built. May be trees new trees down after recent...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 24 rides
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      Photos

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      Mar 15, 2019 @ 9:23am
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      Oct 4, 2017 @ 2:10pm
      Oct 4, 2017
      391 |
      Sep 6, 2011 @ 10:10pm
      Sep 6, 2011
      734 |
      Sep 26, 2008 @ 10:52pm
      Sep 26, 2008
      | 2 comments

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag diablo911 (Feb 25, 2018 at 10:44)
       This is easily the best trail on the mountain! Don't let the steep alpine section scare you off. Once you get past the steep section this trail is amazing!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag blakleylee (Jul 1, 2019 at 6:47)
       One of the best trails I've ridden in Western Canada. Ride this trail and I am certain you will agree.
      [Reply]

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