7 miles
Distance
1,102 ft
Climb
-1,097 ft
Descent
00:43:52
Avg time

The Grip Details

  • Riding area
    Yellowhead County
    My City, Alberta
  • AKA
    Fire Legs, Grip n Grind, Corrals
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Mixed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • eBike Allowed
    No
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking

This is a mixed bag of a trail. It's used as the Grip for the MS Bike Tour but outside of that only a handful of locals use it. The reason is partly due to difficult navigation and the heinous gravel/doubletrack to the top. Once you get to the top you have to start riding down the quad trail and keep an eye on the left for a single track drop in. The DH is awesome and was better before the dirt bikers found it and did their thing. The rest of the way is linked together blackcat and corral trails back to the Brule road. If you're up for a challenging climb or just out to poke around a new area this can be fun. Remote and unsanctioned, remember to pack the bear spray and be respectful to horse users. Don't approach horses, respect private property and keep all gates closed!!!

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for The Grip mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    5 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,471 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,349 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,473 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,478 ft
  • Grade
    0.013%
  • Grade max
    -25.418%
  • Grade min
    26.254%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,964 ft
  • Avg time
    00:43:52
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:31
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Status:
on Nov 3, 2017
Snow Covered
Avg: 1.65 (3 votes)

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The Grip Trail Reports

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Nov 3, 2017 @ 10:54am
Nov 3, 2017
Snowed November 1st 2017
Oct 30, 2017 @ 9:21am
Oct 30, 2017
Probably trees down heavy winds
Oct 12, 2017 @ 9:39am
Oct 12, 2017
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:01am
Apr 19, 2016
Nov 9, 2015 @ 2:54pm
Nov 9, 2015
Snow covered
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3 Reviews & Comments

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flag Ben-Myrand (May 21, 2017 at 17:59)
 Had I known I was going to ride a atv trail almost the whole way, I would have stayed home.
This trail sucks moosecock
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flag Superawesometrina (May 21, 2017 at 19:39)
 This trail is not a biking trail it is a quad trail
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  • + 1
flag map-guy YCPR (Oct 30, 2017 at 9:35)
 @Ben-Myrand and @Superawesometrina

Sounds like you guys missed the single track after getting to the top. Most of it is a crappy quad trail but the singlerack DH is awesome, then you link onto some other fun single track and can even get to the top of Mt. Solomon (hike-a-bike). It's worth exploring again someday or ask on the Hinton Mountain Bike Association facebook page if anyone wants to show you around.
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