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Level: Advanced
Length: 9 mi (14.5 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +256/ -246 ft
Total: 2 riders

Mountain Biking Grip and Rip

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#38 of 219 mountain bike trails in Alberta
#5,932 in the world

The best thing is to start at the corral. Go through the gate and then immediately right and through the corral. Follow a faint single track to the east. It rolls along to the east, parallel to the road. It will eventually pop you out on a double track which will continue all the way to the east boundary of the pasture and a barbed wire fence. From there turn left. Be prepared for a punishing climb. Along the climb you will pass two gates on the right. Once you see the second gate rejoice! Climb is over for now. From that second gate continue on the 2x tracking will turn and go down. Maybe around 1km later there is a wicked trail to the left! That trail will pop you out onto a 2x track with a great view. It will seem to take you across the hill toward the mountains. When you reach the a corner and a fence with a gate and Blue tape, keep to the left, in which case you bomb down the double track and just keep going straight slugging up a sandy hill or two until you get to a single track on the left at top of one of the rises along that 2x track (you'll hit a bench if you go too far) that single track will take you back to the corral.

First added by chuckpelley on Sep 20, 2015. Last updated May 2, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Take Highway 40 North towards Grande Cache but turn to the left at the top of the hill after the bridge over the river. Follow until you are on a very long flat straight stretch. Just before the natural turn to the right is a gated gravel lane to a public lease. Park there.
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  • chuckpelley

    This trail has almost a little bit of everything. There is a great stretch of singletrack that you can just fly on. After that a bunch of climbing that is almost merciless. The down hill bit is a BLAST, with great curving stretches and small natural drops off of mega roots. There is even a bridge to zip across.

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