1 miles
Distance
400 ft
Climb
-272 ft
Descent
3,771 ft
High Point

Rich's Ridge Details

  • Riding area
    12 Mile Coulee
    Calgary, Alberta
  • AKA
    Mr. Anderson
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    May - Oct
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
    2017

Traveling high on the South/West Bank of the Bow River, this technical, heavily-rooted trail will challenge even the elites. Plenty of shade will ensure this trail stays wet well into spring.
The trail goes from wide to narrow with high frequency and dropping a tire over the edge in several sections will make for an uncomfortably fast bounce through the brush.
Huge undulations through the forest make this trail extremely challenging and rewarding to those willing to try it.

Access Info

Park in Valley Ridge neighborhood and access trails at extreme west end.

PLEASE DRIVE WITH CAUTION THROUGH THIS NEIGHBORHOOD - LOTS OF KIDS!

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for Rich's Ridge mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    128 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,548 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,567 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,694 ft
  • Grade
    1.944%
  • Grade max
    -31.503%
  • Grade min
    25.595%
  • Distance climb
    3,567 ft
  • Distance down
    2,397 ft
  • Distance flat
    600 ft
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2 Reviews & Comments

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flag aka-bigsteve (Sep 27, 2017 at 21:37)
 I've often wondered how many other riders knew of this zone. Every year or two I pedal over and explore the area-it has lots of potential. There are at least several other trails in the vicinity, mostly routes off the escarpment that are best ridden down as they are gutbusters to climb, but as far as I can determine-nothing that joins up into a good loop on single track. As you mention-the power line section is demanding in spots with lots of roots and some heinous ups in both directions.
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flag ReidAnderson (Sep 28, 2017 at 8:45)
 Yah! The potential of this area is huge, but no real loops to speak of. There are a few access points (according to google earth) from above (rural springbank area) but quite fun as an out and back from Valley Ridge.
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