1,973 ft
Distance
94 ft
Climb
-131 ft
Descent
00:03:28
Avg time

E.M.P. Blast Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking

At times rooty, this single-track parallels the main Emily Murphy Access trail, with several access points, of differing complexity, to come on or off.
Riding eastbound is complicated by rooty uphills, but with several rewarding flow sections. A natural spring towards the end will bring you briefly back to the main access trail, down a steep, muddy (despite weather conditions), jutted bank - you may choose to walk it. Getting back on track is simple enough, as you weave around tree trunks on an uphill.
Westbound is perhaps easier, but due to the afore-mentioned trail erosion after the first couple of hundred metres , you'll be joining the main E.M. access quickly, with, for most of us, a walk up a slippery slope to get back on track. Once back up there, enjoy the gentle undulations!

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More Stats for E.M.P. Blast mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -37 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,054 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,116 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,090 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,054 ft
  • Grade
    -1.859%
  • Grade max
    -22.315%
  • Grade min
    27.155%
  • Distance climb
    710 ft
  • Distance down
    1,264 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:28
  • Avg reverse time
    00:03:40
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on May 23, 2017
Dry
Avg: 3 (3 votes)

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E.M.P. Blast Trail Reports

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May 23, 2017 @ 1:53pm
May 23, 2017
May 1, 2017 @ 10:13am
May 1, 2017
Dec 3, 2016 @ 5:15pm
Dec 3, 2016
Great frozen conditions. With some slippery spots.
Nov 28, 2016 @ 9:38am
Nov 28, 2016
Frozen trails, great conditions.
Aug 22, 2016 @ 8:11am
Aug 22, 2016
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Jul 26, 2016 @ 9:42am
Jul 26, 2016
E.M.P. Blast, Edmonton
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Dec 17, 2014 @ 11:09am
Dec 17, 2014
E.M.P. Blast, Edmonton
210 |
Sep 15, 2014 @ 7:37am
Sep 15, 2014
E.M.P. Blast, Edmonton
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Sep 15, 2014 @ 7:37am
Sep 15, 2014
E.M.P. Blast, Edmonton

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