2 miles
Distance
1,664 ft
Climb
-871 ft
Descent
00:45:02
Avg time

Big Bear Up Details

  • Riding area
    York Creek
    Coleman, Alberta
  • AKA
    Big Bear
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    May to October
  • Global Ranking
    #9829
  • Land Manager

Challenging single track climb to the rocky ridges on top of Saddle Mountain 500 vertical metres above the Crowsnest valley. The middle section is the most difficult, with a narrow bench-cut trail on a steep side-slope and four tight switchbacks until it gains the southwest ridge. The rest of the ride to the top is easier going with many bare rock sections and spectacular mountain views. Head down the technical Big Bear Down and into Sooper Trooper.

Access Info

The trail can be reached by climbing York Creek Road to Ironstone turning off at Back Door.

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for Big Bear Up mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    793 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,121 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,935 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,137 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,930 ft
  • Grade
    6.894%
  • Grade max
    -31.72%
  • Grade min
    33.072%
  • Distance climb
    3,785 ft
  • Distance down
    2,492 ft
  • Distance flat
    5,230 ft
  • Avg time
    00:45:02
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Status:
on Sep 28, 2017
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Big Bear Up Trail Reports

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Sep 28, 2017 @ 4:02pm
Sep 28, 2017
May 11, 2017 @ 1:38pm
May 11, 2017
Runners report lots of snow on top
Jul 5, 2016 @ 12:55pm
Jul 5, 2016
Ride on!
Oct 7, 2015 @ 11:10pm
Oct 7, 2015
Summit at Big Bear Small
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Oct 26, 2015 @ 10:09am
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Big Bear Up, Coleman

Routes with this trail

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Crowsnest Pass 2016 Osprey BC Enduro race featured
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Big Bear and Sooper Trooper
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1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag rigg4d (Sep 5, 2017 at 6:12)
 Tough and technical climb!!!
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