4 miles
Distance
368 ft
Climb
-368 ft
Descent
00:43:02
Avg time

Happy Creek Details

  • Riding Area
    Happy Creek
    Hinton, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May - Oct
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #13474 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Hinton's signature trail and maintained by HMBA. This trail is the local favourite for biking, running and hiking. Lots of flow both ways and climbs and downs each direction. A must do in Hinton. Also used as the main access to the other trails in the net work.

Access Info

Access from the town trails around Maxwell lake

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Happy Creek bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,494 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,693 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,495 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,494 ft
  • Grade
    -0.005%
  • Grade max
    -15.822%
  • Grade min
    14.937%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,910 ft
  • Avg time
    00:43:02
  • Avg reverse time
    00:33:44
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Status:
on Oct 21, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.55 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Directions to happy-creek trailhead (53.385520, -117.587290)
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      Happy Creek Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Oct 21, 2018 @ 8:23pm
      Oct 21, 2018
      Aug 21, 2018 @ 12:01pm
      Aug 21, 2018
      BEAR KILL - BEWARE At the south end of the trail at the board walk there is a burried deer and lots of very current bear sign. Be aware, watch...
      Jul 12, 2018 @ 7:57am
      Jul 12, 2018
      reporter Riding really well, finally dry after some solid rain. Watch out for some of the bridges that are in disrepair.
      Mar 14, 2018 @ 11:52am
      Mar 14, 2018
      Could only pedal about 50% of trail
      Dec 29, 2017 @ 1:09pm
      Dec 29, 2017
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 20 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
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      • 271 rides
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      Jan 25, 2017 @ 10:46am
      Jan 25, 2017
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      Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:07am
      Aug 24, 2015
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag traviswbrown82 (Jun 26, 2017 at 22:09)
       Title and description reads true. Puts a smile on my face any time from any direction. Great for all skill levels. Busy on weekends during the summer months with nice weather. Groups of hikers sure to be around any bend. Evenings and weekdays are best
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