Riding areaMcIntosh Run
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Bike typeAM, XC, Fat
DirectionBoth DirectionsPopular direction shown
TTFs on trailDrop, Ladder Bridge, Rock Face, Rock Garden
Land ManagerHalifax Regional Municipality
Osprey is a mix of dirt and granite that is good in both directions, but is principally a fast downhill if one starts at the Alabaster cul-de-sac. A rollable drop within the first hundred meters is the most daunting feature on the trail (stay right for the mildest line). Look out for climbers and hikers if descending and remember to yield.
Because Osprey has a lot of dirt, compared to most other trails in the area, it's not the most wet-weather friendly. Avoid when muddy. Some of the local dirt is rich in clay.
The trail was built in the 2017 season, and named after a family of Ospreys that have nested at the cul-de-sac power-pole for several years (and occasionally drop fragments of fish in the area). Originally laid out by Plug, adjusted by Trailflow, and then built by MRWA volunteers and Trailflow in Sept-Oct '17.
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Osprey mountain bike trail
Altitude change-43 ft
Altitude min136 ft
Altitude max199 ft
Altitude start199 ft
Altitude end156 ft
Distance climb689 ft
Distance down1,411 ft
Distance flat688 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Osprey Trail Reports
Dec 9, 2017 @ 1:02pmDec 9, 2017
|A few wet spots where water isn't draining off the trail. Some of the new dirt is still pretty soft and slippery when wet.|
Dec 2, 2017 @ 11:48amDec 2, 2017
|reporter Muddy in spots. New trail and fresh dirt has compacted. Reworking to address drainage will occur this fall, weather permitting.. Do not use when...|
Nov 25, 2017 @ 8:57amNov 25, 2017
|New trail, so a bit fresh. The dirt sections between the rocks get pretty soupy with the black mud but most are very short and will get better...|
Oct 23, 2017 @ 6:36pmOct 23, 2017
Sep 9, 2017 @ 12:17pmSep 9, 2017
|reporter Trail build session.|
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