4.1 miles
3,380 ft
-43 ft
1.3 miles
High Point


  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Adaptive MTB
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Global Ranking

Named after Pierre Bostonais (Tete Jaune), an Iroquois guide who worked for the North West and Hudson’s Bay fur trading companies in the early 1800s, Yellowhead Mountain remains, to this day, the guardian of the Yellowhead Pass. The pass not only marks the border between Alberta and British Columbia but is the subtle spine that separates the Pacific and Arctic watersheds.

This trail will gain 800 metres in elevation in a distance of 8.5 km so it is only recommended for persons that are in reasonably good condition. At the 2 km point a viewpoint will provide excellent views of the surrounding mountains and lakes. After hiking an additional 6.5 km an sub alpine meadow system will be reached.

Access Info

Located 52.8 km east of the Mount Robson Park Visitor Centre, the Yellowhead Mountain Trailhead can be accessed by turning north at Whitney lake. A one kilometre drive will take you to a small parking lot located adjacent to the railway tracks.

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for Yellowhead Mountain Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    3,337 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,656 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,656 ft
  • Altitude end
    1.3 miles
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3.7 miles
  • Distance down
    2,158 ft
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