3.8 miles
Distance
678 ft
Climb
-1,748 ft
Descent
01:24:03
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Razors Edge Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (6 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #1827 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #12623 in Trail Running
    • #17306 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 60 in Trail Running
    • 60 in Hiking

An incredible trail with stellar views and exciting terrain that puts it in a class of its own. Razors Edge is like no other ride in the Bow Valley. It’s a BIG all mountain trail that utilizes the distinct and rugged terrain found in Quaite Valley. Accessible via Quaite Valley and Prairie View, Razors starts innocently enough. The first section of undulating singletrack running along a bench cut is one of the easier sections to navigate on this ride. Ascending gradually out of the thick forest and up to the first of many ridge lines, the trail only gets more intense. On the way up you’ll be greeted with short, but steep sections of slab; while climbing and descending. Once on the ridge, the riding gets very technical. The narrow sections of ridge made up of rock, boulders and slab will keep one on their toes, while the descents down the longer sections of slab foretell of the riding yet to come.

What makes this ride so unique is the final section of exposed, steep and open ridge. Expect long and steep sections of slab and in some cases very loose rocks. Incredible views of the surrounding mountains and valley below make this ride not only scenic, but spectacular. The trail builder has really nailed it with this trail, offering something for the more advanced rider that currently does not compare to any other rides in the Bow Valley.

Read more: http://www.bikepirate.com/all-mtn-trails/razors-edge/#ixzz3FfyuPInn

More Stats for Razors Edge mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,070 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,351 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,512 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,421 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,350 ft
  • Grade
    -5.3%
  • Grade max
    -55.5%
  • Grade min
    41.3%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,591 ft
  • Avg time
    01:24:03
  • Avg reverse time
    01:45:46
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on Jul 9, 2024
Ideal
Avg: 4.5 (64 votes)
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      Razors Edge Trail Reports

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      Jul 9, 2024 @ 12:14pm
      Jul 9, 2024
      Can't ask for much better conditions!
      May 31, 2024 @ 8:14pm
      May 31, 2024
      good to go
      May 20, 2024 @ 4:39pm
      May 20, 2024
      Lower half of razors was perfect condition, some snow sections to go through on the climb up qualcite.
      Oct 24, 2023 @ 9:50am
      Oct 24, 2023
      Oct 24, 2023 @ 9:49am
      Oct 24, 2023
      End of the razors ridge (think curves descending down to hwy1) Really needs some trail work - getting very blown out with many DIY ride...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 13 rides
      • 16.1 km avg distance
      6 Months
      • 67 rides
      • 15.6 km avg distance
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      • 2,520 rides
      • Last: Jul 15, 2024

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