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Nose Hill Park

Average Rating:    (3 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 10

There has been some talk of banning fat tire riders from nose hill but I'm pretty sure they haven't passed any laws yet. If one sticks to the already established trails there will not be much estra damage to the environment. With that said there are numerous opportunities for biking enjoyment in nose hill park. There is a lot of different terrain. You can make the ride as long and difficult as you want. If you want it smoother go to the right center portion of the hill from the parking lot. If you go far the left and stay pretty much left you will be in for some good singletrack downhill and then some real challenging climbs.
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Latitude
51.11386850819646
Longitude
-114.11361694335937
Trail Directions
A good place to start is in the parking lot at the top of shaganappi trail.
Trail Length
What ever you make it.
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Calgary
   


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Review Date
July 16, 2013

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Herbie ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Nose Hill is adequate terrain for hybrid and light cross country riding. There are plenty of paved and maintained gravel routes that follow easy rolling descents and ascents. It isn't the best place for dedicated mountain biking as the sorts of single track you want for that type of riding is there, but it's little bits and pieces scattered all over the place. And unfortunately a lot of the nice bits you may discover in spring will be overgrown with tall grass by mid June. It's decent if you like challenging climbs (i don't) starting from the southern parking lot off John Laurie.

Pity Canada Olympic Park made a royal botch of their alpine skiing additions this year. They are still (mid July) working on stabilizing their little mound of dirt upon which they installed the new chair lift. And, they have dedicated the old chair to street luge service, so mountain bike season at the park is indefinitely postponed. For all of COP's mismanagement and incompetence, it's still a very convenient spot for some quick downhill laps after work. Or it will resume being once they reopen the chair. :/



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Review Date
November 20, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: suiramy ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
What makes this place cool is the variety of routes and the fact that it is in town. You can ride around on a basic mountain bike or even a hybrid if you keep it on the right paths.



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Review Date
September 14, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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4.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Frank ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Not sure why there's so much hate from the previous posters. This place is in town and it's whatever you make it. Go up and down the banks as you circumnavigate the park and you'll hit up all sorts of terrain - you just have to find it. Best in the spring/fall when the grass is down.



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Review Date
August 22, 2007

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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2.20 of 5, 5.00 votes

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Reviewed by: garbagemanlande ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This trail is pathetic. About as much fun as a half a frisbee. No scenery.

Recommended Route:
Don't take any routes!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
If you want to Mtn Bike then head to the mountains, otherwise jump on the road bike and head up to Nose Hill.



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Review Date
April 18, 2002

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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1.20 of 5, 5.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Alison , from Vancouver

Summary:
stay far back from this shitty riding

Recommended Route:
not recommended, horrible ride!!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
no, ride the north shore



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