3,210 ft
Distance
374 ft
Climb
01:13:54
Avg time

Prospector Details

  • Riding Area
    Exshaw
    Exshaw, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Ladder Bridge, Rock Face, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #728 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #199 in Hiking

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 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    374 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,352 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,727 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,352 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,727 ft
  • Grade
    11.661%
  • Grade min
    22.581%
  • Distance climb
    3,172 ft
  • Distance flat
    39 ft
  • Avg time
    01:13:54
  • Avg reverse time
    00:30:06
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Status:
on Nov 19, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.5 (26 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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
Directions to prospector-10615 trailhead (51.064216, -115.168025)
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Prospector Trail Reports

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Nov 19, 2018 @ 9:08pm
Nov 19, 2018
Super tacky and nice dirt
Nov 9, 2018 @ 9:47am
Nov 9, 2018
2cm of snow. Traction was surprisingly great. Would probably better with traffic. I had first tracks this morning.
Oct 19, 2018 @ 3:01pm
Oct 19, 2018
95% snow free
Sep 17, 2018 @ 8:34pm
Sep 17, 2018
There a couple of trees down on the way up and some that are leaning hard and look ready to fall.
Aug 20, 2018 @ 5:40pm
Aug 20, 2018
Perfect conditions. The ground was slightly damp from morning rain but roots and rock were dry.
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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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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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  • + 1
flag BrentZombie (Aug 7, 2018 at 16:02)
 might only be 7+ km but in my opinion it feels about like a 12km ride. The technical climbs keep you pedaling and jockeying on the bike which takes a bit more physical AND mental energy. Wish I had the balls or ability to take some of the meaner sections however the ride-arounds are still enjoyable. I also wish it was longer and hope some folks starts up a couple more trails around the area because it is such great terrain. Last part of the trail was a thrill ride with multiple line choices, some of which had me climbing back up and scoping out.
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