1 miles
Distance
270 ft
Climb
-205 ft
Descent
00:13:30
Avg time

Pipe Dream Details

  • Riding Area
    Strathcona Science Park
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Jump, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #1521 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Some trails feel like "same-old-thing" while others offer a buffet of features. Welcome to the all you can eat Pipe Dream buffet. This trail has distinct sections to create anticipation, excitement and a smidge of fear.

Balance logs, tight hair-pin switchbacks, flowy berms, river's edge rips, a jump or two, a couple of (s)platforms for the adventurous and some side-slope exposure are all part of the buffet.

Fill your plate and go back for seconds.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Pipe Dream bike trail
  • Altitude change
    66 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,026 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,161 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,034 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,100 ft
  • Grade
    1.143%
  • Grade max
    -50.652%
  • Grade min
    41.032%
  • Distance climb
    2,865 ft
  • Distance down
    2,350 ft
  • Distance flat
    525 ft
  • Avg time
    00:13:30
  • Avg reverse time
    00:12:15
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Status:
on Sep 30, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.5 (23 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • 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
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Pipe Dream Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Sep 30, 2018 @ 12:04pm
      Sep 30, 2018
      Perfect conditions. Fence is still up on the east end.
      Sep 28, 2018 @ 11:17am
      Sep 28, 2018
      Sep 25, 2018 @ 9:24pm
      Sep 25, 2018
      Sep 19, 2018 @ 8:38pm
      Sep 19, 2018
      definitely ridable. some parts you'll need to walk. switchback part in bad shape
      Sep 18, 2018 @ 7:22pm
      Sep 18, 2018
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 20 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,565 rides
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      Photos

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      13 |
      Oct 3, 2018 @ 4:25pm
      Oct 3, 2018
      Pipe Dream, My City
      19 |
      Aug 23, 2018 @ 5:06pm
      Aug 23, 2018
      Pipe Dream, My City
      21 |
      Aug 23, 2018 @ 5:05pm
      Aug 23, 2018
      Pipe Dream, My City
      21 |
      Aug 16, 2018 @ 8:31pm
      Aug 16, 2018
      Pipe Dream, My City

      Routes with this trail

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      26 miles
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      5 miles
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      5 miles
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      7 miles

      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag Maxilla (Sep 26, 2017 at 5:08)
       Bridge just east of the pump house needs work. Rideable for the moment, but proceed with caution!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag MLeier (Oct 29, 2017 at 0:10)
       Super fun trail. One of our favourites. We've only ridden it east to west though. I'm curious as to which direction is everyone else's favourite?
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag pedaljunkie2000 (Oct 29, 2017 at 6:35)
       East to west is definitely the most fun. I heard some fairies were out doing some new work recently, excited to check it out today
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Daemocles (Mar 19, 2018 at 16:35)
       Construction at pump house has trail interrupted indefinitely with no bypass. Hope EMBA/Imperial have an equitable solution
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag timsesink (May 27, 2018 at 9:51)
       Fantastic Trail! In good shape. Thanks to those who built the bridges!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag alejandrov (Aug 19, 2018 at 19:53)
       The east side is blocked off by construction there is no connection between pot luck and pipe dream
      [Reply]

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