1 miles
Distance
93 ft
Climb
-739 ft
Descent
00:15:50
Avg time

Big Bear Down Details

  • Riding Area
    York Creek
    Coleman, Alberta
  • AKA
    Big Bear
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    May-October
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #1735 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2016

Starting above treeline, the trail meanders through rock and slabs with small drops and steep, loose rock faces to ride down. At tree line it continues to be a steep, technical trail alternating from loose to rock. Near the bottom, there is a gully full of step-ups, hip-jumps, and berms.

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for Big Bear Down bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -645 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,189 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,869 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,869 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,224 ft
  • Grade
    -11.425%
  • Grade max
    -34.786%
  • Grade min
    33.765%
  • Distance climb
    866 ft
  • Distance down
    4,405 ft
  • Distance flat
    378 ft
  • Avg time
    00:15:50
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Status:
on Oct 20, 2018
Variable
Avg: 5 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Big Bear Down Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Oct 20, 2018 @ 2:48pm
      Oct 20, 2018
      reporter Some upper sections have thin snow cover
      Aug 6, 2018 @ 9:41am
      Aug 6, 2018
      reporter dusty and loose, but well worth the climb
      Sep 28, 2017 @ 4:02pm
      Sep 28, 2017
      Clear dry and dusty for big bear and super trooper
      May 22, 2017 @ 4:36pm
      May 22, 2017
      Couple of knee deep snow patches art the top but generally gtg.
      May 22, 2017 @ 4:35pm
      May 22, 2017
      A couple of knee deep snow patches at the top and a couple of wet spots but generally gtg.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 16 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 234 rides
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      Sep 29, 2017 @ 3:02pm
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag rigg4d (Sep 5, 2017 at 6:13)
       Some pretty technical sections but a lot of fun
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