5 miles
Distance
1,091 ft
Climb
-1,112 ft
Descent
01:14:38
Avg time

Prospector Details

  • Riding area
    Exshaw
    Exshaw, Alberta
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge, Drop, Rock Face, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #531

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
    01:14:38
  • Avg reverse time
    00:30:06
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Status:
on Oct 21, 2017
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (22 votes)

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Prospector Trail Reports

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Oct 21, 2017 @ 10:06pm
Oct 21, 2017
Aside from a couple of tiny soft spots, the trail was running great today.
Oct 19, 2017 @ 11:14pm
Oct 19, 2017
Oct 8, 2017 @ 2:53pm
Oct 8, 2017
Tiny bit of frost on the usual wet spots on the up but otherwise running awesome
Sep 9, 2017 @ 3:42pm
Sep 9, 2017
Dusty and loose at the end
Sep 2, 2017 @ 6:41pm
Sep 2, 2017
Extremely dry on the downhill. The downhill has really eroded from the powder dry conditions this summer. Technical difficulty is higher than...
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Sep 9, 2017 @ 3:42pm
Sep 9, 2017
Prospector, My City
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Jun 16, 2017 @ 9:13pm
Jun 16, 2017
Prospector, Canmore
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Jun 16, 2017 @ 9:12pm
Jun 16, 2017
Prospector, Canmore
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Jun 16, 2017 @ 9:12pm
Jun 16, 2017
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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