5 miles
Distance
1,091 ft
Climb
-1,112 ft
Descent
01:20:01
Avg time

Prospector Details

  • Riding area
    Exshaw
    Exshaw, Alberta
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Ladder Bridge, Rock Face, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #671

This trail has the feel of a classic old school mountain bike trail.
It has it all. A challenging climb, great switch backs and an amazing descent.
There are some well built wood features and some awesome rock slabs.
The trail does a figure 8 and the route is intuitive.

In the process of being sanctioned.

Access Info

Park by the Legion building in Exshaw and ride the road up to the trail head.
Trailhead is marked by a yellow gate.

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for Prospector mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -22 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,274 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,080 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,296 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,274 ft
  • Grade
    -0.087%
  • Grade max
    -55.608%
  • Grade min
    37.711%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,417 ft
  • Avg time
    01:20:01
  • Avg reverse time
    00:30:06
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Status:
on Jul 4, 2018
Wet
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 prospector-10615 trailhead (51.062938, -115.163896)
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Prospector Trail Reports

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Jul 4, 2018 @ 6:16pm
Jul 4, 2018
Quite a few fallen trees and branches that are at eye level for taller folks. Bring glasses
Jun 19, 2018 @ 11:49am
Jun 19, 2018
Nice and tacky, no real mud anywhere.
Jun 19, 2018 @ 11:32am
Jun 19, 2018
May 24, 2018 @ 2:23pm
May 24, 2018
Trail is great shape. Running water near the exposed rock slabs was the only moisture I saw.
May 7, 2018 @ 1:44pm
May 7, 2018
Rode up and down, good to go, very few short muddy patches
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May 26, 2018 @ 5:46pm
May 26, 2018
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May 26, 2018 @ 5:46pm
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Prospector, Vancouver
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May 26, 2018 @ 5:46pm
May 26, 2018
Prospector, Vancouver
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Jun 11, 2013 @ 8:11pm
Jun 11, 2013
Prospector, Canmore

3 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag Gasket-Jeff (Jul 12, 2016 at 11:31)
 My new favorite AM trail. too bad its so short
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  • + 0
flag herc (Jun 18, 2017 at 19:59)
 Fantastic trail! Make sure when doing the climb that when you get to a sign that reads "Blue" take a left. Great switch back uphill ride.
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  • + 2
flag Gerrye (Aug 29, 2017 at 14:13)
 Love this trail! Some clarifications for everyone ... as mentioned there is designated bike parking (signed as such) by the Legion at the east end of town on Heart Mountain Dr. Access the West trail-head by riding west on Heart Mountain Dr and taking a right on Windridge Rd, then left on Mt Lorette Dr. The trail-head is to your right up the slope. Follow the flow shown on the Trailforks map. Although the trail is marked Black Diamond, the climb up is most definitely Blue, until maybe the very top, which maybe just crosses into the Black category. The trail is built very well for climbing with nice switchbacks. The decent is fun and flows nicely, turning quite technical in the last kilometer. There are some fun wood features on the way down, but they all have bypasses if you prefer.
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