1 miles
Distance
270 ft
Climb
-205 ft
Descent
00:13:21
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
    #1237

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 mountain 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
    00:13:21
  • 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 Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to pipe-dream-12364 trailhead (53.554332, -113.400198)
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Pipe Dream Trail Reports

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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
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Photos

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

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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!
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  • + 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?
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  • + 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
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  • + 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
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  • + 0
flag timsesink (May 27, 2018 at 9:51)
 Fantastic Trail! In good shape. Thanks to those who built the bridges!
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  • + 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
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