Cougar Ridge Bypass Details
A challenging Blue cross country run starting with a descent to a steep side hill ending in a tough climb. Continue through a winding single track the leads to a descent to a narrow bridge crossing. Cross the bridge Watch for frost) then another difficult climb to winding trail that crosses a road, and continues to a steep descent winding through some trees and meet up with the paved centennial trail. Turn right to head back to the forest interpretative center.
To get to Cougar Ridge, park at the Whitecourt Forest Interpretative. The trail in starts behind the parking lot, ride past the little church (on your right) then past a garage (on your left) and you will see the trailhead. Take that trail through the trees, you will come to a right-of-way. Turn tight, follow the trail, you will come to a road and a clearcut, continue straight across the road. Follow the trail to the beginning of Cougar Ridge, look for flagging tape to the right. The beginning of the trail is just before the trail you are on does a steep descent into a valley.
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More Stats for Cougar Ridge Bypass bike trail
Altitude change-6 ft
Altitude min2,331 ft
Altitude max2,338 ft
Altitude start2,338 ft
Altitude end2,332 ft
Distance climb17 ft
Distance down123 ft
Distance flat91 ft
Avg reverse time00:36:40
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Cougar Ridge Bypass Trail Reports
Jun 17, 2017 @ 4:45pmJun 17, 2017
|Trail is in perfect condition! Recent work on the single track.|
Jun 8, 2017 @ 4:08pmJun 8, 2017
|Trail currently is in great condition! Everything has finally dried out. I find the best way to ride this trail is to bomb down west on the Cougar...|
May 10, 2017 @ 10:51amMay 10, 2017
|Trail is in great condition! a couple of damp spots but 100% rideable and fast.|
Apr 1, 2017 @ 2:30pmApr 1, 2017
|Rubber mat needs repair..|
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