2,835 ft
Distance
29 ft
Climb
-73 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
    #1555
  • 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, 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 min
    136 ft
  • Altitude max
    199 ft
  • Altitude start
    199 ft
  • Altitude end
    156 ft
  • Grade
    -1.531%
  • Grade max
    -12.864%
  • Grade min
    6.936%
  • Distance climb
    689 ft
  • Distance down
    1,411 ft
  • Distance flat
    688 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:37
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Status:
on Sep 3, 2018
Dry
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
Directions to osprey-96739 trailhead (44.601680, -63.595730)
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Osprey Trail Reports

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Oct 23, 2017 @ 6:44pm
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Oct 23, 2017 @ 6:44pm
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Osprey, Halifax
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Oct 23, 2017 @ 6:44pm
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Osprey, Halifax
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Oct 23, 2017 @ 6:43pm
Oct 23, 2017
Osprey, Halifax

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