1,444 ft
Distance
55 ft
Climb
-126 ft
Descent
00:02:53
Avg time

McAloon Rip Details

  • Riding Area
    Forest Heights
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • AKA
    McRip
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #1695 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Take a rip down McAloon. With berms and bridges this XC trail asks to be ridden hard downhill, or alternatively you can suffer up this challenging climb, with just enough plateaus to make your out of shape body not hate you too much.

Access Info

West Trailhead: Forest Heights Access trail from the Riverside GC parking lot. Trail climbs the hill shortly after end of the fence. This is also the start of the Upper Ewok trail. Upper Ewok goes right, the McAloon trail continues up and left.
East Trailhead: Drops in from the north edge of the grass near the McNally footbridge over Rowland road.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for McAloon Rip bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -71 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,097 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,168 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,168 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,097 ft
  • Grade
    -4.907%
  • Grade max
    -22.633%
  • Grade min
    22.226%
  • Distance climb
    485 ft
  • Distance down
    939 ft
  • Distance flat
    21 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:53
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:40
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Status:
on Dec 24, 2018
Snow Packed
Avg: 4.45 (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
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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
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  • 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
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • 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
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      McAloon Rip Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Dec 24, 2018 @ 2:35pm
      Dec 24, 2018
      Good winter conditions.
      Nov 3, 2018 @ 12:15pm
      Nov 3, 2018
      Snow barely covers the mud today, making that first big descent iffy. I turned back. My dog thought I was crazy.
      Oct 21, 2018 @ 2:37pm
      Oct 21, 2018
      Oct 2, 2018 @ 4:36pm
      Oct 2, 2018
      Little leafy
      Oct 2, 2018 @ 8:01am
      Oct 2, 2018
      Beautiful fall riding conditions - lots of leaves!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 6 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 195 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 4,176 rides
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      Photos

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      111 |
      Oct 2, 2015 @ 9:04pm
      Oct 2, 2015
      McAloon Rip, Edmonton

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