3,210 ft
Distance
374 ft
Climb
00:14:51
Avg time

Prospector Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Exshaw
    , Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Ladder Bridge, Rock Face, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #1661 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #11606 in Trail Running
    • #10695 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 85 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.

More Stats for Prospector mountain bike trail 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
    00:14:51
  • Avg reverse time
    00:07:49
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Status:
on Oct 23, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.35 (36 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Prospector Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 23, 2021 @ 6:52am
      Oct 23, 2021
      Lost one raceface elbow pad on the climb up, please message account if found. Thanks
      Oct 14, 2021 @ 3:23pm
      Oct 14, 2021
      Great condition!
      Sep 27, 2021 @ 12:48pm
      Sep 27, 2021
      One tree down on the top third of the climb
      Sep 25, 2021 @ 8:38am
      Sep 25, 2021
      Sep 5, 2021 @ 10:39am
      Sep 5, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 10 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 652 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,539 rides
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      Photos

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      Jun 20, 2021 @ 2:58pm
      Jun 20, 2021
      36 |
      Jun 20, 2021 @ 9:02am
      Jun 20, 2021
      555 |
      May 29, 2019 @ 7:19am
      May 29, 2019
      1,402 |
      Jun 11, 2013 @ 8:11pm
      Jun 11, 2013

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Prospector Route
      4 miles

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      Gasket-Jeff (Jul 12, 2016 at 11:31)
       My new favorite AM trail. too bad its so short
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      othmtb (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.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      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.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      cam-rides-bikes (Aug 21, 2020 at 18:41)
       Very fun trail. Built well with lots of features (all have ride around). This trail is for people who like tech and windy trails to get to the fun stuff. Has some flow
      [Reply]

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