2.1 miles
Distance
899 ft
Climb
-181 ft
Descent
00:50:59
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
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    May to October
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #9421 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #16740 in Trail Running
    • #93636 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 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.

More Stats for Big Bear Up mountain bike trail 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 mile
  • Distance down
    3,031 ft
  • Distance flat
    939 ft
  • Avg time
    00:50:59
  • Avg reverse time
    00:33:42
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Status:
on Aug 23, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.8 (5 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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      Big Bear Up Trail Reports

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      Aug 23, 2021 @ 11:40am
      Aug 23, 2021
      Rain has put Trai conditions back to amazing
      Aug 13, 2021 @ 5:09pm
      Aug 13, 2021
      Tree down across the trail about midway. Will need a saw and a couple of people to move.
      Jun 1, 2021 @ 6:35am
      Jun 1, 2021
      A few wet spots, but good to go! Still super steep lol
      May 15, 2021 @ 12:17pm
      May 15, 2021
      Some snow near the top before and after the pond.
      Jun 21, 2020 @ 5:51pm
      Jun 21, 2020
      A little bit of mud and some wet roots in the trees due to recent rain and thunderstorms, but riding really well
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 122 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      All
      • 229 rides
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      Photos

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      Sep 2, 2019 @ 10:33am
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      Jul 19, 2019 @ 2:38pm
      Jul 19, 2019
      135 |
      Sep 29, 2017 @ 3:03pm
      Sep 29, 2017
      408 |
      Sep 28, 2015 @ 9:07pm
      Sep 28, 2015

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      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      rigg4d (Sep 5, 2017 at 6:12)
       Tough and technical climb!!!
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      • + 0
      knkraus (Jul 31, 2021 at 9:26)
       Koi t
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      knkraus (Jul 31, 2021 at 9:27)
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      PinkbikeMike (3 days ago)
       Fantastic climb with mega views at the top
      Mike
      Lifeoutdoors.com
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