1,981 ft
Distance
-170 ft
Descent
00:04:21
Avg time

The Edge Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Thickwood River Valley
    Fort McMurray, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #6255 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

***The first half (Coal Chutes) is completely ruined from landslides. Ride from Halfway to the Edge.

Fun, challenging trail with incredible views. Ride with caution as the trail runs extremely close to the cliff edge at times.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for The Edge mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -170 ft
  • Altitude min
    827 ft
  • Altitude max
    997 ft
  • Altitude start
    997 ft
  • Altitude end
    827 ft
  • Grade
    -8.599%
  • Grade max
    -17.424%
  • Grade min
    0.303%
  • Distance down
    1,680 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:21
  • Avg reverse time
    00:06:48
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Status:
on Jun 17, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 5 (1 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to the-edge-36212 trailhead (56.722140, -111.417170)
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      The Edge Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jun 17, 2020 @ 4:26pm
      Jun 17, 2020
      Thick growth restricting visibility, washouts have ride around and trees directing traffic to the left.
      May 3, 2020 @ 4:08pm
      May 3, 2020
      Trail is definitely dry enough to ride but there is a washout near the bottom that you can walk your bike around and the very bottom is covered in...
      Apr 28, 2020 @ 10:59am
      Apr 28, 2020
      Danger landslide near end of trail ,,,just pass hightimes bridge ,,
      Mar 27, 2020 @ 12:22am
      Mar 27, 2020
      Very muddy, but rideable! *i was there before the snow on March 26
      Mar 27, 2020 @ 12:22am
      Mar 27, 2020
      Very muddy, before the snow an March 26.
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 30 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 184 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      20 |
      Jul 6, 2019 @ 3:47pm
      Jul 6, 2019
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      Jul 6, 2019 @ 3:47pm
      Jul 6, 2019
      31 |
      Jul 6, 2019 @ 3:47pm
      Jul 6, 2019
      | 1 comments
      328 |
      Jun 9, 2011 @ 10:04am
      Jun 9, 2011

      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Webersworld (Jul 12, 2017 at 18:28)
       Great trail !
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Vanderbeck6 (Apr 9, 2018 at 21:05)
       Life is funner on the edge.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag newbikerincon (Apr 28, 2018 at 15:09)
       Trail choal chute ,the edge as of today April23/18 is in good shape ,choal chut got one tree blocking path ,landslide area been fix with shovel soft in areas ,ride at own risk.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag newbikerincon (May 7, 2018 at 9:03)
       There is also another trail beside the Edge ,,Ladynights (bank corners,jumps),,up on cripple creek(jump,double corner) and the ledge return trail..would also like to add to the end of the edge by keep going straight at bottom over rocks then down beside river to paved path near bridge..
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag newbikerincon (Apr 18, 2019 at 18:17)
       coal chute is ridable ,,new section around landslide called rolling coal
      [Reply]

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