3,251 ft
Distance
14 ft
Climb
-272 ft
Descent
00:05:48
Avg time

Whistling Post Details

  • 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
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #13211 in Mountain Biking
  • 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 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
    00:05:48
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:59
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Status:
on Oct 24, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.35 (3 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 whistling-post-21804 trailhead (49.626516, -114.511507)
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Whistling Post Trail Reports

Photos

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Dec 4, 2018 @ 6:12am
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Whistling Post, Crowsnest Pass
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Whistling Post, Crowsnest Pass
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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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Whistling Post, Crowsnest Pass
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