1 miles
Distance
242 ft
Climb
-315 ft
Descent
00:16:26
Avg time

Selkirk Knights Details

  • Riding Area
    Edmonton
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
    #5574 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

A tight winding trail up and down the Fort Edmonton hillsides through a Birch forest. This trail is not for the weak at heart, it features many successive punchy climbs and tight turns. The eastern end will test your heart and leg muscles to the max. Be sure not to miss the road crossing into the final cool-down on the western end of the trail that leads to the Fort Edmonton Footbridge.

Disclaimer

This trail features many hard punchy climbs.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Selkirk Knights bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -75 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,059 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,172 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,134 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,059 ft
  • Grade
    -1.113%
  • Grade max
    -26.315%
  • Grade min
    30.258%
  • Distance climb
    2,788 ft
  • Distance down
    3,115 ft
  • Distance flat
    801 ft
  • Avg time
    00:16:26
  • Avg reverse time
    00:18:51
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Status:
on Nov 7, 2018
Snow Packed
Avg: 4.35 (18 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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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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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
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      Selkirk Knights Trail Reports

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      Nov 7, 2018 @ 7:15pm
      Nov 7, 2018
      Running great. A couple slippery spots here and their but overall great snow covered conditions.
      Oct 27, 2018 @ 11:24am
      Oct 27, 2018
      Oct 20, 2018 @ 10:14am
      Oct 20, 2018
      A couple of problem puddles but the rest of the trail was mint.
      Oct 15, 2018 @ 7:12pm
      Oct 15, 2018
      Mud under leaf covered trail. Multiple puddles at the bottom of switchbacks. Some root sections are slick. A couple more DRY days and she’ll be...
      Oct 15, 2018 @ 7:12pm
      Oct 15, 2018
      Leaf covered and slippery with mud under leaves. Few puddles at the bottom of switchbacks. Some root sections are damp and slick. Couple more dry...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag Micahslavens (Jun 19, 2017 at 20:26)
       One of my favorites in our neck of the woods. Take the east section back up for a real challenge.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag RaySchmidt (Apr 28, 2018 at 20:55)
       Super awesome today
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag tonynutsack (May 12, 2018 at 13:42)
       Ride west to east for fun, east to west for a grind fest
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag MtnGoat-WTR (Aug 28, 2018 at 9:34)
       Why are so many of Edmonton trails photos flooded with selfies and bike pics from boyblue(Alain)?
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag pedaljunkie2000 (Aug 28, 2018 at 10:09)
       With the internet the narcissist cream rises to the top. It's too bad because other people's content gets pushed off of the page
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      • + 1
      flag bige1 (Aug 28, 2018 at 10:47)
       It sucks to have so many pictures that are useless to actually showing the trail.. Unfortunately it would be a huge pain to have mods remove them all one by one.
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