2 miles
Distance
899 ft
Climb
-181 ft
Descent
00:46:37
Avg time

Big Bear Up Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
  • Riding Area
    York Creek
    Coleman, Alberta
  • AKA
    Big Bear
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    May to October
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #14818 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
  • 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, use at your own risk!

More Stats for Big Bear Up bike trail
  • Altitude change
    719 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,149 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,890 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,151 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,869 ft
  • Grade
    6.564%
  • Grade max
    -19.571%
  • Grade min
    34.507%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    3,031 ft
  • Distance flat
    939 ft
  • Avg time
    00:46:37
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Status:
on Aug 7, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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

  • 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
  • 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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      Big Bear Up Trail Reports

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      Aug 7, 2019 @ 9:38am
      Aug 7, 2019
      tree is still down over the trail as reported by Dave. super dry and loose on the steep switchbacks.
      Jul 26, 2019 @ 11:12am
      Jul 26, 2019
      reporter Tree down where open ridge enters the forest. About 30 cm diameter.
      Jul 10, 2019 @ 8:41am
      Jul 10, 2019
      reporter
      Jul 6, 2019 @ 1:32pm
      Jul 6, 2019
      reporter Hundreds of runners in the Sinister 7 race will be on this trail Saturday afternoon and early evening.
      Jul 6, 2019 @ 1:25pm
      Jul 6, 2019
      reporter Hundreds of runners in the Sinister 7 race will be on the lower half of this trail Saturday late afternoon and evening.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 79 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 111 rides
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      Sep 2, 2019 @ 10:14am
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      Jul 19, 2019 @ 2:38pm
      Jul 19, 2019

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      1 Review & Comments

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

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