2,807 ft
Distance
27 ft
Climb
-71 ft
Descent
00:04:35
Avg time
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Osprey Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
  • Riding Area
    McIntosh Run
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Ladder Bridge, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #1374 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
  • Land Manager
    Halifax Regional Municipality

A mix of dirt, granite bedrock and rock work that is good in both directions, but is a fast downhill if one starts at the Alabaster cul-de-sac trailhead. A rollable drop within the first hundred meters is the most daunting feature on the trail. 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.

Osprey was built in 2017, and named after a family of Ospreys that have nested at the cul-de-sac power-pole for several years.

More Stats for Osprey bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -43 ft
  • Altitude min
    136 ft
  • Altitude max
    199 ft
  • Altitude start
    199 ft
  • Altitude end
    156 ft
  • Grade
    -1.543%
  • Grade max
    -12.67%
  • Grade min
    8.067%
  • Distance climb
    721 ft
  • Distance down
    1,432 ft
  • Distance flat
    653 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:35
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Status:
on Aug 25, 2019
Very Dry
Avg: 5 (9 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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  • Very Dry
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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
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Osprey Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Aug 25, 2019 @ 9:07am
      Aug 25, 2019
      reporter Dry fast granite goodness. Get it in ya.
      Aug 22, 2019 @ 6:42am
      Aug 22, 2019
      reporter
      Aug 18, 2019 @ 7:47am
      Aug 18, 2019
      Fantastic shape and beautiful day for a ride. No complaints from me. One of my favorite places to ride.
      Jul 16, 2019 @ 5:34am
      Jul 16, 2019
      Excellent condition
      Jun 9, 2019 @ 2:27pm
      Jun 9, 2019
      Ideal conditions
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 36 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 632 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,202 rides
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      Photos

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      109 |
      Sep 11, 2017 @ 4:03am
      Sep 11, 2017

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