1 miles
Distance
128 ft
Climb
-740 ft
Descent
00:19:41
Avg time

York with a Fork 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
    Easy
  • Season
    June to October
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Jump
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #3724 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
  • Land Manager

Fun "old school" singletrack along a ridge then down its face with lots of tight turns and technical rock features. Partially logged in 2015 and rerouted and rebuilt in 2016. Unfortunately the bottom section will be logged in fall 2016.

Access Info

The most direct route to the trail is climbing the York Creek Road past the York Creek Staging Area-JP48, across the yellow steel bridge at JP46, then 1.1 km to JP45. Turn left at JP45 and follow an old mine road/logging road for a further 1.7 km to the start of the singletrack, which begins with a sharp left turn off the road.

Note:JP45 to JP48 refer to designated junction points on the Castle Special Management Area map and to small orange signs on the OHV trails. See the land manager website http://esrd.alberta.ca/recreation-public-use/recreation-on-public-land/public-land-use-zones/castle-area-pluz.aspx

This trail is unsanctioned, use at your own risk!

More Stats for York with a Fork bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -612 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,771 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,407 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,383 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,771 ft
  • Grade
    -7.852%
  • Grade max
    -31.578%
  • Grade min
    18.622%
  • Distance climb
    1,694 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    352 ft
  • Avg time
    00:19:41
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Status:
on Aug 6, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.65 (3 votes)

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  • 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
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      York with a Fork Trail Reports

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      Aug 6, 2018 @ 9:41am
      Aug 6, 2018
      reporter great times on bikes, some foliage encroaching in the clear cut section but not enough to be too cautious
      May 20, 2018 @ 4:28pm
      May 20, 2018
      reporter Great conditions. Thanks to some unknown trail trolls debris has veen cleaned off the trail.
      Jun 10, 2017 @ 7:20pm
      Jun 10, 2017
      Be careful in the new logged section. Lots of small branches and very soft sides of the trail. Some narrow spots where the old trail has eroded...
      Jul 24, 2016 @ 7:47am
      Jul 24, 2016
      Rideable again! Use the normal entrance. After the jump section at the start of the clearcut, look left for a new, raw trail. Follow back into the...
      Aug 5, 2014 @ 7:47am
      Aug 5, 2014
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 11 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 57 rides
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      Dec 4, 2018 @ 7:46am
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      192 |
      Jun 7, 2015 @ 1:14pm
      Jun 7, 2015
      150 |
      Jun 7, 2015 @ 1:14pm
      Jun 7, 2015

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