5 miles
Distance
466 ft
Climb
-413 ft
Descent
00:40:19
Avg time

Details

  • Riding area
    Jasper National Park
    Jasper, Alberta
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • 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
    No
  • Global Ranking
  • 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) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    52 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,003 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,156 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,053 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,106 ft
  • Grade
    0.185%
  • Grade max
    -18.55%
  • Grade min
    16.074%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
  • Avg time
    00:40:19
  • Avg reverse time
    00:48:56
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on Jun 10, 2017
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