2 miles
Distance
198 ft
Climb
-219 ft
Descent
00:17:15
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Banff
    , Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Drop, Skinny, Wallride
  • Global Ranking
    #584 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 50 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Banff National Park

This is a pretty fun trail on the way down, with some neat little TTFs. Nothing too scary, and worth a rip before moving on to its big brother, Topp Notch.

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More Stats for Star Wars Return of the Jedi mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -22 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,593 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,784 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,784 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,762 ft
  • Grade
    -0.273%
  • Grade max
    -22.812%
  • Grade min
    16.997%
  • Distance climb
    2,472 ft
  • Distance down
    2,496 ft
  • Distance flat
    3,093 ft
  • Avg time
    00:17:15
  • Avg reverse time
    00:17:23
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Status:
on Aug 8, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4.55 (20 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Directions to star-wars-return-of-the-jedi trailhead (51.181830, -115.552820)
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      Star Wars Return... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Aug 8, 2020 @ 11:36am
      17 hours
      Surprised by how loose and washed out this trail is as it's considered flow in Banff. Some nice TTFs
      Jul 26, 2020 @ 2:08pm
      Jul 26, 2020
      Excellent. Berms and jumps are flowing ????????
      Jul 25, 2020 @ 3:40pm
      Jul 25, 2020
      Really dry and dusty. Washed out in a few areas too - but still a great time
      Jul 18, 2020 @ 1:00pm
      Jul 18, 2020
      Jul 13, 2020 @ 3:20pm
      Jul 13, 2020
      be careful defending, very little traction
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 20 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 264 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
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      • 1,165 rides
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      8 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag MLeier (Oct 6, 2017 at 12:31)
       We found this to be a tough blue. Not for the faint of heart and would not take our 8 and 10 year olds on it even though they have ridden many other blues with no problem. Going clockwise around the trail, there are a lot of very, very tight turns in the downhill section, the fat part was pretty fun and then a long, long twisty uphill. If you want to hit the technical features like the ramps, drops and jumps, take the trail counterclockwise.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag MLeier (Oct 6, 2017 at 12:32)
       My first comment was supposed to say flat part, not fat.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag IanChick (Sep 12, 2018 at 6:38)
       Sessioned early morning, great track, wood ttf's could do with a bit of metal mesh on them, especially the wall, as really greasy, but dried during the day and speed picked up.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag aSliceofSam (May 6, 2019 at 14:50)
       What a killer climb after the descent. I re-did some bits because I didn't manage to get up the first time with out putting a foot down.
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      flag mackg KBRA (May 23, 2019 at 10:16)
       I would not describe this as a tough blue. It starts with a descent that has good flow, nice berms, and a handful of cheese wedge jumps. Short and sweet. The climb back up as also very well laid out and not a savage grade. Would highly recommend sessioning and I think this is a standard blue if anything.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag 98teg (Jul 25, 2019 at 22:08)
       Just rode this a couple of days ago, layout looks differnt than the last time. I did come accross a heard of elk, had to cut the ride short.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag stebb (Sep 28, 2019 at 18:49)
       This trail had been improved a great deal in the late Summer, its getting better everytime and new routes appear to be marked out in the lower section where some of the corners are tired. Thanks for all the work BVMBA have and are doing here!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag riddell30 (Jul 10, 2020 at 13:07)
       Fun loop. It should be counter clockwise only for fun and safety. Clockwise Bikers were getting annoyed by down hill riders flying down but it's silly to ride up a trail where all the jumps are pointing at you, non?
      [Reply]

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