2,961 ft
Distance
57 ft
Climb
-193 ft
Descent
00:07:49
Avg time

Old Baldy Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Cypress Hills Provincial Park
    Elkwater, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #17923 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

This trail was used as a training trail for an IMBA trail building course. It is smooth and flowy with amazing views of the lake and town site of Elkwater. The entrance to this trail is not very well marked and is located about 100 meters up the trail on Horseshoe Canyon Trail.

It's a side loop that will take you around a straight and boring climbing section at the bottom of Horseshoe Canyon Trail when ridden east to west.

When ridden west to east, it is a very fun, fast, and flow trail back down to the campground.

It can It has almost full exposure to sunlight so it is one of the first trails to open for mountain biking in the spring and one of the first to dry when it rains.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Old Baldy Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -135 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,064 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,222 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,200 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,064 ft
  • Grade max
    -25.679%
  • Grade min
    17.344%
  • Distance climb
    540 ft
  • Distance down
    1,847 ft
  • Distance flat
    574 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:49
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Status:
on Jul 9, 2016
Dry
Avg: 4 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Icy
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  • Clear / Green
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  • 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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • 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
  • Other Other
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      Old Baldy Trail Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jul 9, 2016 @ 3:03pm
      Jul 9, 2016
      Jul 9, 2016 @ 3:03pm
      Jul 9, 2016
      Fun fast single track. Watch out for the sharp turns. You'll end up in the bushes if your brakes give out.
      Jul 19, 2014 @ 11:32pm
      Jul 19, 2014
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 5 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 42 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 52 rides
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      Battle Creek Showdown 2014 race
      10 miles

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