2,838 ft
Distance
16 ft
Climb
-53 ft
Descent
00:04:30
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
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Ladder Bridge, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #2993 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #10143 in Trail Running
    • #8574 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 95 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.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Osprey bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -38 ft
  • Altitude min
    138 ft
  • Altitude max
    193 ft
  • Altitude start
    193 ft
  • Altitude end
    154 ft
  • Grade
    -1.3%
  • Grade max
    -14.3%
  • Grade min
    6.5%
  • Distance climb
    617 ft
  • Distance down
    1,037 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,109 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:30
  • Avg reverse time
    00:06:03
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Status:
on Nov 26, 2021
Variable
Avg: 5 (10 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Osprey Trail Reports

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      Nov 26, 2021 @ 4:49am
      Nov 26, 2021
      reporter Be alert for variable trail conditions due to heavy rain, strong wind and freeze-thaw cycles.
      Nov 23, 2021 @ 2:08pm
      Nov 23, 2021
      reporter Heavy rain and freeze-thaw conditions. Do not use if you are leaving deep ruts.
      Nov 23, 2021 @ 1:58pm
      Nov 23, 2021
      reporter Heavy rain and freeze-thaw conditions. Do not use if you are leaving deep ruts.
      Nov 23, 2021 @ 1:57pm
      Nov 23, 2021
      reporter Heavy rain and freeze-thaw conditions. Do not use if you are leaving ruts.
      Nov 20, 2021 @ 8:05am
      Nov 20, 2021
      A few puddles and mud, will slow you down but not stop you
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 15 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 955 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,870 rides
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      Photos

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      10 |
      Oct 13, 2021 @ 9:28am
      Oct 13, 2021
      144 |
      Aug 29, 2020 @ 5:59pm
      Aug 29, 2020
      | 1 comments
      340 |
      Oct 23, 2017 @ 6:44pm
      Oct 23, 2017
      208 |
      Sep 11, 2017 @ 4:03am
      Sep 11, 2017

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