3,251 ft
Distance
14 ft
Climb
-272 ft
Descent
00:05:15
Avg time

Whistling Post Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
  • Riding Area
    York Creek
    Coleman, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May to October
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #13211 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
  • Land Manager

Flowy, downhill singletrack that starts at the bottom of School of Rock and/or Pineapple Express. Features include a wooden step up, some small berms, and rock features.

Singletrack through open forest and across a grassy coal tailings slope. After the open grassy slope it passes an abandoned brick building known as the Kenworth Shop. Below the building watch for three technical drops. Bypass them if you are not confident in their ridability. Keep the wheels on the ground if it is windy.

Warning: there is a kicker jump as the trail leaves the forest and enters the grassy slope. Bypass it unless you are experienced with this type of jump.

Access Info

When accessed by riding down School of Rock, cross the pipeline, turn right (east) along the fence and cross the fence at a gate and sign indicating private property (bicycles allowed). A steel post here whistles in the wind, giving the trail its name.
The trail can also be accessed by riding up the York Creek Road from Coleman to the cattle guard, then west along the pipeline for 700m.
Uphill riding on Whistling Post is also fun if you start at the Kenworth Shop. Below that it is too steep to ride up.

This trail is unsanctioned, use at your own risk!

More Stats for Whistling Post bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -257 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,357 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,615 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,615 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,357 ft
  • Grade
    -7.915%
  • Grade max
    -17.557%
  • Grade min
    4.986%
  • Distance climb
    307 ft
  • Distance down
    2,757 ft
  • Distance flat
    187 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:15
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:59
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Status:
on Sep 13, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.8 (5 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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  • > 80%
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  • < 50%
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  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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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
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      Whistling Post Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 396 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
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      • 576 rides
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      Photos

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      Jul 10, 2019 @ 7:53am
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      Dec 4, 2018 @ 6:12am
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      Jun 17, 2014 @ 7:10pm
      Jun 17, 2014
      223 |
      Jun 17, 2014 @ 6:53pm
      Jun 17, 2014

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