2 miles
Distance
899 ft
Climb
-181 ft
Descent
00:44:38
Avg time

Big Bear Up Details

  • 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
  • Global Ranking
  • 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 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
    00:44:38
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Status:
on Oct 20, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Style
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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to big-bear-up trailhead (49.606702, -114.509699)
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Big Bear Up Trail Reports

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Oct 20, 2018 @ 2:47pm
Oct 20, 2018
reporter Thin snow cover along the top.
Aug 6, 2018 @ 9:41am
Aug 6, 2018
reporter very well built piece of trail, tip of the hat to crew at UROC
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!
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Feb 4, 2018 @ 4:44pm
Feb 4, 2018
Big Bear Up, Calgary
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Sep 29, 2017 @ 3:04pm
Sep 29, 2017
Big Bear Up, Turner Valley
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Sep 29, 2017 @ 3:03pm
Sep 29, 2017
Big Bear Up, Turner Valley
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Aug 13, 2017 @ 3:44pm
Aug 13, 2017
Big Bear Up, Edmonton

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1 Review & Comments

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