7 miles
2,214 ft
-3,537 ft
1 miles
High Point


  • Riding area
    Hinton, Alberta
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • eBike Allowed
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Warning: This is not a bike trail.
Careful research, preparation and navigation are needed. This uses the folding mountain hiking trail accessed by a steep hike-a-bike climb from the backside. Shuttle vehicles are required and the 4x4 road may not always be accessible.

From the back side drop off, there is a loose and wet quad trail that eventually dead ends, from there, the rest of the climb is bushwacking a steep grade through tight trees until you get onto the ridge. Following the ridge heading towards the folding mountain peak on loose rocky double track. Once at the peak, tricky down climbing is required through the steep scree. The rest is mostly typical boot-packed hiking trail through a mix of steep rocky technical sections, understory single-track, tight willow sections, steep rooty sections, fallen trees and other hazards.

This unsanctioned trail is not supported by any local trail associations. Planning, navigation, bear spray, survival pack, expert level riding skills and fitness required. If this is you, expect a rewarding but surprisingly quick ride with amazing views, wildlife, challenging technical riding and one of the few rides of it's kind in Alberta.

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for Folding Mountain (Hike a Bike) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,323 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,785 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,118 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,795 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,503 ft
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on Jun 18, 2017
Avg: 5 (3 votes)

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Folding Mountain... Trail Reports

Jun 18, 2017 @ 1:33pm
Jun 18, 2017
Trail is in the best shape EVER! Get up there and ride it if you like epic descents. We pushed up from the bottom (hwy) and cleared any remaining...
Nov 9, 2015 @ 2:54pm
Nov 9, 2015
Snow covered
Oct 26, 2015 @ 8:05am
Oct 26, 2015
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2 Reviews & Comments

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flag brycemtb (Jul 19, 2017 at 10:23)
 need to do this
  • + 0
flag mostpinkbike (Jul 22, 2017 at 18:41)
You will be doing a lot of hiking and not a whole heck of a lot of biking. Just did this today. If you're staying at the campground and think you'll have a fun fast ride down, you're in for it.
Start by having a vehicle drive you up to the trail head which you then push your bike up a rutted out quad trail for an hour. Then it's up a creek and some super steep sections where you'll need a second person to help get the bike up. All in all ~3 of climbing up. Then you ride the Folding Mtn crest for a bit. Once you reach the summit there is an INSANELY nasty shale descend cross mountain walking the bike again. Then you finally begin descending on your bike down the spine with the last 1/2 hour of down being wicked awesome. All in all it took us 6 hours the whole thing. It truly deserves a double black rating and is terrifying with only about an hour of true DH biking.

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Folding Mountain
15 | Sep 12, 2017 , Hinton
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