151 ft
Distance
-4 ft
Descent
00:02:30
Avg time
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Notch Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    McIntosh Run
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • AKA
    the notch
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T4 Alpine Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #114828 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #29601 in Trail Running
    • #23590 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2018
  • Land Owner
    NS-DNR

The Notch shortcuts the more gradual descent/climb on West Pine trail. There is a descent-only ride line and a hike line with stone steps. Both are signed.

Descending MTBers will find a a steep granite slab with roots at the top and a tricky run-out.

Foot traffic can use the Notch in either direction. The hike-line with stone steps is on your right when descending.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Notch multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -4 ft
  • Altitude min
    76 ft
  • Altitude max
    79 ft
  • Altitude start
    79 ft
  • Altitude end
    75 ft
  • Grade
    -2.4%
  • Grade max
    -3.7%
  • Grade min
    -0.6%
  • Distance down
    69 ft
  • Distance flat
    85 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:30
  • Avg reverse time
    00:03:01
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  • Wet
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      Notch Trail Reports

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      Sep 18, 2023 @ 12:39pm
      Sep 18, 2023
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      Sep 18, 2023 @ 12:37pm
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      Sep 17, 2023 @ 12:08pm
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      Jul 27, 2022 @ 6:45am
      Jul 27, 2022
      Apr 21, 2022 @ 9:37am
      Apr 21, 2022
      reporter Trails are mostly dry with just a few wet spots. Don't trample the shrubs to go around them - just roll/walk through the middle.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 22 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
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      • 815 rides
      • Last: Jun 14, 2024

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