231 ft
-6 ft
Avg time

Cougar Ridge Bypass Details

  • Riding Area
    Whitecourt, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Other
  • Ride in Rain
  • Global Ranking

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.

Access Info

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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Cougar Ridge Bypass bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -6 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,331 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,338 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,338 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,332 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    17 ft
  • Distance down
    123 ft
  • Distance flat
    91 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Jun 17, 2017
Avg: 4 (1 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
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Cougar Ridge Bypass Trail Reports

Jun 17, 2017 @ 4:45pm
Jun 17, 2017
Trail is in perfect condition! Recent work on the single track.
Jun 8, 2017 @ 4:08pm
Jun 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 @ 10:51am
May 10, 2017
Trail is in great condition! a couple of damp spots but 100% rideable and fast.
Apr 1, 2017 @ 2:30pm
Apr 1, 2017
Rubber mat needs repair..
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May 10, 2017 @ 10:55am
May 10, 2017
Cougar Ridge Bypass, Fort...

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