3,223 ft
Distance
56 ft
Climb
-50 ft
Descent
00:12:34
Avg time

Riverside Traverse Details

  • Riding area
    Edmonton
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking

A trail long forgotten! There are many drainage areas and slumps on this trail, which make it difficult to ride. With some trail work it could be fun, but currently it is a bit of a slog. There may also be a couple of trails linked up here--needs to be double checked.

Disclaimer

Trail is not maintained. Expect hike-a-bike sections.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Riverside Traverse mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    6 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,137 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,187 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,137 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,144 ft
  • Grade
    0.199%
  • Grade max
    -22.662%
  • Grade min
    30.481%
  • Distance climb
    982 ft
  • Distance down
    1,152 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,088 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:34
  • Avg reverse time
    00:13:44
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Status:
on Aug 23, 2017
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 1.15 (8 votes)

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Riverside Traverse Trail Reports

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Aug 23, 2017 @ 10:31pm
Aug 23, 2017
Trail ran it's course years ago, so much ground water in this area eroded it all. Some of the water is this really shiny metallic looking water...
Aug 23, 2017 @ 9:19pm
Aug 23, 2017
Trail is in need of some TLC. Trees down on a few parts and many sections eroded that are also very muddy. Hike a bike required in about 10...
Jul 10, 2017 @ 6:16am
Jul 10, 2017
Half the trail is literally none rideable. Severe erosion, with lots climbing needed. I suggest stay away, unless you feel like walking half the...
May 30, 2017 @ 9:16pm
May 30, 2017
I'm just going to call this trail "Bloody Hell" going forward. Significant erosion, numerous trees down you need to climb over, significant...
May 28, 2017 @ 6:26pm
May 28, 2017
Large trees down across trail, blocking trail in multiple locations. Almost impossible to hike. Lots of eroded areas.
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7 Reviews & Comments

  • + 3
flag mtnbikermitch (Sep 30, 2014 at 10:00)
 I would argue the reason this trail is largely abandoned is for the following reasons:
A) It would be a substantial undertaking to make it ridable start to finish.
B) There is an alternate route that is enjoyable (using Riverside Dr road as a break in the ride).
C) The descent from Riverside Dr is a lot of fun.
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  • + 1
flag A-Anderson (Oct 1, 2014 at 6:58)
 Is there a connection between Back Breaker and Riverside Dr?
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  • + 1
flag mtnbikermitch (Oct 1, 2014 at 8:29)
 Just the road. Its a nice break if you are in the middle of a harder ride.
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  • + 0
flag jenkinsoner (May 20, 2017 at 16:09)
 This trail has many parts where it is minorly eroded and one part with major erosion. You will have to hike your bike up a very slippery, wet, and steep riverbank to avoid some major erosion. Expect to get a little wet due to the erosion. I highly recommend NOT going on this trail. It is impossible to ride many parts and is very hard to walk up/around the majorly eroded part. Ride this trail at your own risk.
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  • + 1
flag GRS (Jun 20, 2017 at 14:47)
 Agree with above comments. This trail is a tough trail to hike, impossible to ride.
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flag nilbert (Aug 23, 2017 at 22:25)
 This trail should be removed from trailforks. I did it this morning. It is NOT a traverse one bloody bit. It's slime central, shiny water, red water, muck, this isn't even close to a ride able trail anymore. This trail saw it's day years ago and is so far beyond repair I"d never suggest it to anyone. I hereby deem this trail closed. Let's hang some forboten signs! (If you're a trail runner, you'll probably love this area)
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  • + 0
flag Noahranks (Oct 15, 2017 at 11:05)
 I destroyed my shoes and my bikes brakes it was so muddy
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