2,807 ft
Distance
27 ft
Climb
-71 ft
Descent
00:04:37
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Osprey Trail

Osprey Details

  • 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
  • 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
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Halifax 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 for MRWA, adjusted by Trailflow, and then built by MRWA volunteers and Trailflow in Sept-Oct '17.

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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
    00:04:37
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Status:
on Nov 19, 2018
Icy
Avg: 5 (6 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Osprey Trail Reports

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      Nov 19, 2018 @ 5:08am
      Nov 19, 2018
      Sep 18, 2018 @ 10:12am
      Sep 18, 2018
      Beautiful black granite trail! Somewhat technical for a green trail but with the right line, you can roll everything.
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 7:08am
      Sep 3, 2018
      Aug 26, 2018 @ 2:14pm
      Aug 26, 2018
      Aug 18, 2018 @ 4:07am
      Aug 18, 2018
      Great as always
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 4 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 373 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,202 rides
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      Oct 23, 2017 @ 6:44pm
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      Osprey, Halifax
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      Oct 23, 2017 @ 6:44pm
      Oct 23, 2017
      Osprey, Halifax
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      Oct 23, 2017 @ 6:44pm
      Oct 23, 2017
      Osprey, Halifax
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      Oct 23, 2017 @ 6:43pm
      Oct 23, 2017
      Osprey, Halifax

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