1,074 ft
Distance
2 ft
Climb
-79 ft
Descent
00:01:18
Avg time

The Holy Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Forest Heights
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • AKA
    Holy Roller
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #299 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking

Flowy single track complete with berms, skinny bridge and boardwalk to make things interesting.

Access Info

East Trailhead: South side of the Seminary HIll Trail, roughly opposite to the start of the Forest Heights gravel access trail connecting to the Riverside GC parking lot.

More Stats for The Holy Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -77 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,063 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,142 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,140 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,063 ft
  • Grade
    -7.147%
  • Grade max
    -11.89%
  • Grade min
    4.307%
  • Distance climb
    57 ft
  • Distance down
    1,018 ft
  • Avg time
    00:01:18
  • Avg reverse time
    00:01:56
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Status:
on Sep 25, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4.9 (12 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
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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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
  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to the-holy-trail-12414 trailhead (53.540080, -113.460770)
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      The Holy Trail Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 25, 2019 @ 9:39am
      Sep 25, 2019
      Sep 23, 2019 @ 6:56pm
      Sep 23, 2019
      reporter Goodbye to the wet section and enjoy the new boardwalk. Thanks to the Fire Fatties.
      Sep 2, 2019 @ 12:43pm
      Sep 2, 2019
      Aug 22, 2019 @ 7:55am
      Aug 22, 2019
      Someone put sticks over the mud bogs a week or so ago. The sticks are now gone and the trail is rideable. Some sticky mud here and there but...
      Aug 9, 2019 @ 6:25pm
      Aug 9, 2019
      Really wet at the top part now. Turned around and went back.
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 34 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,361 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 7,276 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      17 |
      Sep 23, 2019 @ 6:54pm
      Sep 23, 2019
      239 |
      Oct 6, 2017 @ 4:51pm
      Oct 6, 2017
      475 |
      Nov 15, 2014 @ 2:07pm
      Nov 15, 2014
      539 |
      Oct 15, 2014 @ 1:05pm
      Oct 15, 2014

      Routes with this trail

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      titleratingdistance
      H2H (2018) - Black
      26 miles
      H2H (2018) - Green
      17 miles
      H2H Green (2019) v2.0
      24 miles
      H2H Black (2019) 2.0
      30 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 3
      flag pedaljunkie2000 (Nov 11, 2014 at 15:06)
       This trail is called "The Holy Trail"
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag redstump (Jul 31, 2015 at 22:56)
       Nice work on the trail. Well constructed. A new fave.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag 98teg (Sep 21, 2019 at 13:38)
       New city approved bridge is in, well built.
      [Reply]

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      Holy trail
      208 | Oct 7, 2017 , Edmonton
      Holy Trail
      433 | Jun 18, 2017 , Edmonton
      GoPro: Alain Crossing the Black Diamond Narrow...
      527 | Apr 13, 2015 , Edmonton
      First time riding Holy Trail
      3:25 | 85 | Mar 29, 2018 , Edmonton
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