3,629 ft
Distance
75 ft
Climb
-229 ft
Descent
00:12:05
Avg time

Purgatory Details

  • Riding Area
    Edmonton
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
    #31789 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

"Purgatory", this trail is so good it may make you feel like you are in an intermediate state after physical death. Expect narrow, off camber challenging climbs.

Access Info

If coming from Wakina drive, there is a shortcut to the trailhead next to the brick wall.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Purgatory bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -155 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,052 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,207 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,207 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,052 ft
  • Grade
    -4.269%
  • Grade max
    -31.574%
  • Grade min
    22.423%
  • Distance climb
    860 ft
  • Distance down
    2,508 ft
  • Distance flat
    261 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:05
  • Avg reverse time
    00:11:35
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Status:
on Nov 7, 2018
Snow Packed
Avg: 3.5 (10 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

LEGEND
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 purgatory-81341 trailhead (53.501540, -113.602581)
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      Purgatory Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Nov 7, 2018 @ 7:15pm
      Nov 7, 2018
      Running great. A couple slippery spots here and their but overall great snow covered conditions.
      Sep 9, 2018 @ 3:17pm
      Sep 9, 2018
      Trimmed away face-washing veg along the west 3rd.
      Aug 26, 2018 @ 10:19am
      Aug 26, 2018
      Use caution exiting The bottom/ south end - it is now excavated away. City doing major work on the multi just below the exit of the trail and the...
      Aug 12, 2018 @ 8:09pm
      Aug 12, 2018
      Tree cleared.
      Aug 11, 2018 @ 1:56pm
      Aug 11, 2018
      Small tree down across trail, can ride over or around
      view all reports » 1 social media mentions

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 33 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 152 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      Sep 9, 2018 @ 3:37pm
      Sep 9, 2018
      Purgatory, My City
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      Sep 9, 2018 @ 3:37pm
      Sep 9, 2018
      Purgatory, My City
      9 |
      Sep 9, 2018 @ 3:36pm
      Sep 9, 2018
      Purgatory, My City
      10 |
      Sep 9, 2018 @ 3:36pm
      Sep 9, 2018
      Purgatory, My City

      Routes with this trail

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      RVR Track 'n Trail Teaser 2018 race
      3 miles

      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Micahslavens (Jun 24, 2017 at 15:55)
       Trail is in rough condition after the last couple of wind storms. There are large trees down every few meters. If it was clear it could be a lot of fun!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag CavellAB (Jul 15, 2017 at 15:10)
       Would be fun with some work! Lots of downed trees.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag kryten (Aug 23, 2017 at 12:49)
       Trail is all clear now.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag zuhallem (Sep 28, 2017 at 23:16)
       Old school build well and worth the ride when dry.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag SomahtNuarb (Aug 24, 2018 at 6:54)
       Awesome trail. Hard to believe this is in the middle of the city. Big thanks and kudos to those involved.
      [Reply]

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