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Baseline Mountain (Canada Cup)

Average Rating:    (3.4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

This trail is not for the fearfull! But for those who want to push themselves a bit should definitly try it and the Canada Cup course on the front of the mountian.
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Latitude
52.15371445951162
Longitude
-115.45257568359375
Trail Directions
Head south out of Rocky Mountain House on highway 752. Follow this until you reach Cow Lake Store (actually called the Grandview Stage). Then, if it is a nice day come and pick me up because I live right next to the store :) From here you continue on the highway for about an hour and then it will turn to gravel. Twenty minutes later you should find a sign on the left side of the road pointing towards Baseline Mountain. Keep your eyes open on the ascent and you will see where the trail winds around the mountian and occasionally pops out on the road. Talk to the permanent watcher at the top of the mountain and he should be able to point you in the direction of the 'old' baseline trail between the top of the new baseline and a smaller mountian right beside it. That trail is not for the fearfull! But for those who want to push themselves a bit should definitly try it and the Canada Cup course on the front of the mountian.
Trail Length
6 miles?
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Rocky Mountain House
   


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
September 2, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Brent ,  Cross Country Rider , from Ponoka Alberta Canada

Summary:
Its a good climb up, made me sweat alot. the trip down was great fun with a few jumps and decent speed. i would recomend it to anyone looking for an good workout and an easy trip down a mountain.



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Review Date
August 30, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Lance , from Lacombe

Summary:
The road up is a good workout. The trail across to the old lookout provides some good singletrack ( both ways ) and then pick any of the singletrack down the front of the mountain. None of the trails are very difficult if you are a competent x-country rider.
Provides an excellent night ride if you are so inclined.

Recommended Route:
Up the fire road, across to the old lookout, back to the new lookout and then down any of the singletrack.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Onion Lake,Hummingbird Creek area



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Review Date
March 31, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: R Crawford , from Tomahawk

Summary:
Excellent climb and trail network. Trails are very narrow with the odd jump thrown in for fun. I believe these trails were the Canada cup XC & downhill courses.

Recommended Route:
Head South West through Rocky Mountain House about 38 ish K's past Cow lake. Trail head is located on the left side of the Gravel road. Look for a big parking area elivated about 20' up on the left hand side of the road.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Please take care of this trail. Pick up after yourself



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Review Date
June 24, 2001

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Peter deGraaf , from Red Deer

Summary:
Very technical trail. Not well marked though. I had a hard time finding the start, I got on it somewhere midway.
The section I was on was single track and very windy. It was slow going up and down because of the density of the trees. There is lots of incline. Most of the trail is up or it is down. Not many level areas.
Kieran,s directions on the web page are hard to follow. There is no sign for baseline mountain on the road. The parking lot is 38.5 km past the Cow Lake Store (Grandview Stage)



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Review Date
May 15, 2001

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: MARK , from DRAYTON VALLEY AB

Summary:
GOOD STUFF TO RIDE, THE CANADA CUP TRAIL IS A NARROW, ROOTED, ROCKY TRAIL WITH NO DROPS OR JUMPS (THAT SUCKS!) THE FIRE ROAD DOWN IS GOOD FOR THE ADRENAL GLANDS.

Recommended Route:
UP THE FIRE ROAD TO THE SUMMIT AND FOLLOW ALONG RIDGE FOR A GOOD RIDE, ITS A TOSS UP BETWEEN RIDING THE FIRE ROAD DOWN OR THE CANADA CUP TRAIL, THE FIRE ROAD IS NASTY FAST!!



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