251 ft
Distance
-73 ft
Descent
3,544 ft
High Point

Hell's Descent Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Calgary
    , Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #88636 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    15 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Extremely steep and unsanctioned trail found deep in the woods close to Quarry. Use extreme caution when going down this trail. Some erosion along trees as well as loose rocks and dirt, likely from the 2013 flood.

Access Info

From the second switch back on Quarry, instead of going right, go left onto the fencing and where the bridge leads. Up the steps and onto another trail. From there use the map to locate the exact point of the trail.

Disclaimer

Unsanctioned trail, use extreme caution.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Hell's Descent mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -73 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,471 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,544 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,471 ft
  • Grade
    -29.004%
  • Grade max
    -39.06%
  • Grade min
    -20.922%
  • Distance down
    251 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
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  • 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

  • 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
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Hell's Descent Trail Reports

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      Jun 27, 2020 @ 8:32am
      Jun 27, 2020
      Not a trail anymore just overgrown
      Jun 27, 2020 @ 8:32am
      Jun 27, 2020
      Not a trail anymore just overgrown
      Jun 13, 2019 @ 7:45am
      Jun 13, 2019
      Not a trail just an over grown gulley
      Jun 13, 2018 @ 8:48am
      Jun 13, 2018
      Overgrown vegetation, multiple large trees down. Only rideable to about half way down then you have to push back up because there is so much...
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      Jun 13, 2019 @ 7:46am
      Jun 13, 2019

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