5 miles
Distance
454 ft
Climb
-427 ft
Descent
00:44:40
Avg time

Details

  • Riding Area
    Jasper National Park
    Jasper, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May - Ocy
  • eBike Allowed
  • Land Manager

The gravel Whirlpool Fire Road leads up the Whirlpool river valley past the Whirlpool Campground which is a beautiful location and an easy intro into bikepacking. Just short of the end of the gravel road the Athabasca Pass trail branches off and becomes very technical. It is possible to ride ~4km of the Athabasca pass trail to Tie Camp after which point cycling is not permitted

Access Info

From Jasper drive south on Hwy 93, after the park gate turn right onto Hwy 93a, follow to the Moab Lake road and turn right, follow to the parking lot at the end and start riding.

Disclaimer

The bridge has washed out at Simon Creek, it is not possible to continue further along Athabasca pass from that point without personal watercraft.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Trail 115 - Athabasca Pass (Moab Lake to Whirlpool Camp) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    27 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,003 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,156 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,053 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,080 ft
  • Grade
    0.093%
  • Grade max
    -18.462%
  • Grade min
    12.697%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
  • Avg time
    00:44:40
  • Avg reverse time
    00:48:56
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Status:
on Jun 16, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • 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 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
Directions to trail-115-athabasca-pass-moab-lake-to-whirlpool-camp trailhead (52.669410, -117.954530)
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Trail 115 -... Trail Reports

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Jun 16, 2018 @ 10:48am
Jun 16, 2018
Same as last report.
May 20, 2018 @ 3:38pm
May 20, 2018
Small tree down across trail, can ride over or around and a few water crossings to watch but minor. Bear scat and moose tracks.
Jun 10, 2017 @ 9:56am
Jun 10, 2017
May 27, 2017 @ 10:40pm
May 27, 2017
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Jul 24, 2018 @ 2:25pm
Jul 24, 2018
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Jul 11, 2018 @ 2:52pm
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Jul 11, 2018 @ 2:49pm
Jul 11, 2018
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