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Baldy Pass

Average Rating:    (3.4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

Start with a nice fire road climb which eventually turns into some semi-tecnical single track near the top. The total climb is about 10km. Once the top of the pass is reached you are in for some quite steep and technical,off-camber single track all the way back down to the highway. The start of the descent is particularly tricky with many large loose rocks and scree. Nice easy ride along Highway 40 for 6km to the trail head after descent. Watch out for hikers on the way down!!
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Latitude
51.060386316691016
Longitude
-115.01174926757812
Trail Directions
Take Highway 1 East from Calgary and turn south onto Highway 40 at the Kananaskis Interchange. The parking lot is 9.1km from the turn off on the East side of the road at the U of C field station.
Trail Length
Approx 20 km
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Bragg Creek
   


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
May 1, 2009

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: wilki ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Pretty good ascent up fire roads, however, start of trail has been affected by recent clearcutting. Still this can be a great leg burner if you want to push all the way to the top. The initial downhill portion is loose and technical but rideable. As you reach the second half there is quite a bit of wash out and sink holes from heavy rains a couple of years ago. To my understanding there is trail repair going on but it will probably take a few seasons to get this trail back into good riding shape.

Recommended Route:
Start from U of C field station ride up through clearcuts along fire road and down from pass. Return to U of C field station along road.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Prairie View Lookout-Jewel Pass
Jewel Pass - Skogan Pass circuit



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Review Date
June 25, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Travis Bickle ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
10 km climb followed by a rocky, rooty, ripping descent. The climb is just there so you can reap the reward, a beautiful descent. I would bring my pads next time to increase my confidence even though we made it down fine. To enjoy it you'll need a bit of descending experience and confidence but if you do it's pure joy. Park at Porcupine so you don't have to finish on the highway and dull your adrenaline high.

Recommended Route:
Park at Porcupine and ride the highway to the Universities compound and then up the path to the single-track. Once up at the top it's all downhill back to your car.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Prairie View on the other side of the highway. Another tasty descent.



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Review Date
March 5, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: pinkrobe ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I started riding this trail back in 1998, and I can say that it is pretty much worked now. The climb up is still in good shape, but the downhill has been chewed up pretty badly. 2.5"+ tires and disc brakes have combined to produce a real skid-fest all the way down. Erosion has produced some big ruts and the occasional "short-drop-to-tree" lines that didn't exist back in the day. Park at Porcupine, ride the road, climb the hill, drop your seat and don't bail.

Recommended Route:
Clockwise, from Porcupine.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Bow Race Course [Barrier Dam]



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Review Date
July 6, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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1.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Trevor Nicholson , from Calgary, Alberta

Summary:
"Classic" singletrack ride! This is an excellent ride on a sunny day, but if it is raining stay away, all the rocks and roots will have you cursing your bad luck! For the technical geeks out there ride this baby from Porcupine parking lot up the singletrack and right back down. For the **LADIES** out there ride the fire road and regret it every crank of the way!!!!!

Recommended Route:
This is a great ride for those looking for a little bit of everything! My suggestion for those who enjoy technical climbing with a little bit of trials involved as well as technical downhill is to park at the porcupine parking lot on Hwy 40, ride up the singletrack, turn around at the top and ride right back down!!! Amazing! The fire road down is long and quick but boring.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Jumpingpound/Cox Hill-->Wicked Up, but the 7km down on Cox is worth it!!!!



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Review Date
July 5, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Jason Hamm , from Calgary, Alberta

Summary:
Going in the other direction, makes it a very technical climb uphill for about 4km. Very challenging but rewarding when you get to burn downhill for 10km!!!! Trust me..... it's the way to go!

Recommended Route:
Ride it in the opposite direction!! Not the route mentioned above.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
For a technical climb and downhill, try Jummping Pound and Cox Hill. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!



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