3,251 ft
Distance
14 ft
Climb
-272 ft
Descent
00:06:32
Avg time

Whistling Post Details

  • Riding area
    York Creek
    Coleman, Alberta
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May to October
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Jump
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #8766
  • 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, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for Whistling Post mountain 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
    00:06:32
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:59
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Status:
on Jul 30, 2017
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Whistling Post Trail Reports

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Jul 30, 2017 @ 10:21pm
Jul 30, 2017
Jul 29, 2017 @ 6:33pm
Jul 29, 2017
Primo summer conditions
Jul 14, 2017 @ 8:55pm
Jul 14, 2017
Apr 17, 2016 @ 1:54pm
Apr 17, 2016
No wet spots at all.
Apr 3, 2016 @ 5:29pm
Apr 3, 2016
Trail is running great. Very small patch of snow near the top.
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Photos

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Jul 12, 2016 @ 8:38am
Jul 12, 2016
Whistling Post, Turner Valley
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Jul 20, 2015 @ 7:54pm
Jul 20, 2015
Whistling Post, Crowsnest Pass
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Jul 20, 2015 @ 7:54pm
Jul 20, 2015
Whistling Post, Crowsnest Pass
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Jul 20, 2015 @ 7:54pm
Jul 20, 2015
Whistling Post, Crowsnest Pass

Routes with this trail

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Rumhead Enduro Course 2015 race
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Crowsnest Pass 2016 Osprey BC Enduro race featured
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Squirrel - School of Rock - Whistling Post
8 miles
York Creek Short & Sweet Loop
7 miles

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Whistling Post, Crowsnest Pass
2:21 | 360 | May 18, 2015 , Coleman
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