2 miles
Distance
195 ft
Climb
-1,420 ft
Descent
00:26:23
Avg time

Rumhead Details

  • Riding Area
    York Creek
    Coleman, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    June to October
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #23855 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    1990
  • Land Manager

Singletrack accessed by climbing logging roads and a granny gear grunt up a fire lookout access road

Access Info

South on York Creek Road to 0.7 km past junction 43 which is shown on the map at http://esrd.alberta.ca/recreation-public-use/recreation-on-public-land/public-land-use-zones/castle-area-pluz.aspx . Take the left fork onto the Ironstone Fire Lookout road. Go around the locked gate (bicycles allowed) and climb the steep road ~3 km to the saddle in the ridge north of the Ironstone Fire Lookout Tower.

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for Rumhead bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,226 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,221 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,541 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,541 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,315 ft
  • Grade
    -13.39%
  • Grade max
    -48.347%
  • Grade min
    23.508%
  • Distance climb
    2,555 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    72 ft
  • Avg time
    00:26:23
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Status:
on Jun 13, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to rumhead trailhead (49.579089, -114.501582)
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Rumhead Trail Reports

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Jun 13, 2018 @ 12:18pm
Jun 13, 2018
reporter
Cut large tree from previous report and turned it into a small jump. Also cut down several dead trees so they won't fall on the trail.
Jun 5, 2018 @ 8:01pm
Jun 5, 2018
reporter
Large tree down across trail, blocking trail just above the cutblock near the end of the trail The top still has a couple of large snowdrifts...
Jun 27, 2017 @ 5:43pm
Jun 27, 2017
A couple of fallen trees. Can ride over them. One tree was blocking trail near the top but I cut it clear of the trail.
Aug 3, 2014 @ 10:00am
Aug 3, 2014
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Jul 1, 2017 @ 10:36am
Jul 1, 2017
Rumhead, My City
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Jul 1, 2017 @ 10:36am
Jul 1, 2017
Rumhead, My City
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Mar 25, 2015 @ 9:33pm
Mar 25, 2015
Rumhead, Coleman

1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag shawnmcgr (Aug 5, 2014 at 8:28)
 Tough uphill climb to the summit with sections of loose large rock. I had to push my bike up probably half. Trail down is fast single track. Great views of the Rocky Mtns on the way up.
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