1.1 miles
Distance
298 ft
Climb
-191 ft
Descent
00:15:19
Avg time

Long Road to Ruin Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Canmore Nordic Centre
    Canmore, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #961 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #2063 in Trail Running
    • #93712 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 50 in Hiking

Great connector trail at the lower portion of the Nordic Centre. Typically a flow trail with built up berms and benched side hills. A little bit 'rooty' in a few sections. Rides well in both directions.

More Stats for Long Road to Ruin mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    107 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,489 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,602 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,495 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,602 ft
  • Grade
    1.907%
  • Grade max
    -19.045%
  • Grade min
    24.341%
  • Distance climb
    2,547 ft
  • Distance down
    2,798 ft
  • Distance flat
    248 ft
  • Avg time
    00:15:19
  • Avg reverse time
    00:13:53
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on Nov 11, 2021
Variable
Avg: 4.25 (22 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • moto (1 year)
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 816 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
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      • 3,283 rides
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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Bre-don (Sep 29, 2020 at 23:41)
       Listen to me.
      Long road to ruin should be entered from the south (autistic ferit or w.e the f*ck). The problem is it'll dump you in that f*cking corner where there isn't any fun way out and it's just f*cking pig work to get back. DO NOT ENTER THIS TRAIL FROM BLUE COAL CHUTES. Going north to south on this trail was the worst f*cking idea I've had yet.
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      Bre-don (Sep 29, 2020 at 23:59)
       The fact that this app says you SHOULD enter from the north is just f*cked. It COULD be enjoyable from the south to north but still...who the f*ck designs these trails man there's lots of declining hill and not a single f*cking trail utilizing it in the right direction?
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      • + 1
      98teg (Jul 6, 2021 at 18:11)
       Riding this as a climbing trail the trail name is very fitting. It's a lungbuster, the downs only lead to more ups. Atleast climbing it is doable there are no roots to hop over. I still would ride it again as a climb trail.
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      Alain going downhill in Long Road to Ruin Trail
      707 | Jan 15, 2015 , Canmore
      Long Road to Ruin Trail in Canmore Nordic Centre
      1:46 | 522 | Sep 8, 2014 , Canmore
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