2 miles
Distance
198 ft
Climb
-219 ft
Descent
00:13:17
Avg time

Details

  • Riding Area
    Banff
    Banff, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Drop, Skinny, Wallride
  • Global Ranking
    #584 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Star Wars Return of the Jedi 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
    00:13:17
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:55
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Status:
on Sep 1, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.55 (16 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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  • > 80%
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  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • 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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      Star Wars Return... Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Sep 1, 2018 @ 11:35am
      Sep 1, 2018
      Aug 15, 2018 @ 1:36pm
      Aug 15, 2018
      Recent maintenance and addition of a small retaining wall to prevent erosion on star wars. Great to see that this is being done!
      Jun 24, 2018 @ 12:17pm
      Jun 24, 2018
      May 20, 2018 @ 6:02pm
      May 20, 2018
      Good Condition
      May 20, 2018 @ 6:02pm
      May 20, 2018
      Dry, good condition.
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      Apr 20, 2017 @ 9:23pm
      Apr 20, 2017
      Star Wars Return of the Jedi

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      3 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.
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