2 miles
Distance
245 ft
Climb
-234 ft
Descent
00:24:51
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Fort Saskatchewan
    , Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #8781 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Baby-baby, fries and gravy, this is a fun trail along the Fort Saskatchewan River. The trail is flowy, fast and interesting. Keeps you thinking about "what could be next"? Watch out for sections that are close to the river, at high water, these are a bit sketchy. There are features and zig-zags with punchy up-n-downs. Good intermediate level ride.

More Stats for Hidden Gold Trail - East bike trail
  • Altitude change
    11 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,965 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,998 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,987 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,998 ft
  • Grade
    0.105%
  • Grade max
    -20.351%
  • Grade min
    22.946%
  • Distance climb
    4,465 ft
  • Distance down
    5,079 ft
  • Distance flat
    969 ft
  • Avg time
    00:24:51
  • Avg reverse time
    00:27:52
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Status:
on Jan 26, 2020
Snow Packed
Avg: 4.55 (9 votes)

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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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • 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

  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to hidden-gold-trail-east trailhead (53.705160, -113.233920)
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      Hidden Gold... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jan 26, 2020 @ 7:14am
      Jan 26, 2020
      reporter
      Oct 27, 2019 @ 2:09pm
      Oct 27, 2019
      Sep 14, 2019 @ 2:48pm
      Sep 14, 2019
      A few little puddles in the low spots. Easily avoidable.
      Jul 5, 2019 @ 8:57am
      Jul 5, 2019
      Washout at beginning of hidden gold. Just bypass first bit and the rest is good.
      Jun 13, 2019 @ 2:16pm
      Jun 13, 2019
      All good, trail is tacky in all the right ways
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 50 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
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      • 636 rides
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      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Really long run to end MS
      57 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag gscetr (Nov 11, 2015 at 18:38)
       Trails were firm around 11AM, then got really greasy about an hour later.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Mountie111 (May 20, 2018 at 16:15)
       Trails are dry and fast
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Lindsaywaluk (Jun 27, 2018 at 13:48)
       Trail is in great condition. Now that school is out there seem to be more kids on them. Use your bell
      [Reply]

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      #FMBC 2018
      14:38 | 144 | May 15, 2018 , Fort Saskatchewan
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