6 miles
Distance
1,082 ft
Climb
-981 ft
Descent
00:51:42
Avg time

The Grip Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Yellowhead County
    Brule, Alberta
  • AKA
    Fire Legs, Grip n Grind, Corrals
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #46281 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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, use at your own risk!

More Stats for The Grip bike trail
  • Altitude change
    102 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,471 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,349 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,478 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,579 ft
  • Grade
    0.323%
  • Grade max
    -25.383%
  • Grade min
    20.472%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,809 ft
  • Avg time
    00:51:42
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:31
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Status:
on Nov 3, 2017
Snow Covered
Avg: 2 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      The Grip Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      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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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 2 rides
      • 32 miles avg distance
      All
      • 10 rides
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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      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
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Superawesometrina (May 21, 2017 at 19:39)
       This trail is not a biking trail it is a quad trail
      [Reply]
      • + 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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