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Riders of Rohan

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 2

Fast and narrow singletrack with lots of turns, rocks (both large and small loose ones) and little room for error. A tumble here will throw you straight into the trees! It's a lot of fun and it is one of the longer trails around Canmore - although it only takes about 5 minutes to get down.
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Trail Directions
Go past Nordic center to Smith-Dorien Highway #40 up to the reservoir. There is a gravel parking lot just past the entrance. You can ride up from the town, but the road is very dusty and there are lots of cars on it. Proceed across the gravel road at the front of the reservoir to the fence. You will have to climb over it, this is easier with a buddy. Go straight until the road ends (about 200 yards) then take the trail to the right up to Riders of Rohan---it's all down from here..
Trail Length
@1 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
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Review Date
July 12, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Damien Mills ,  Weekend Warrior

Great Trail! Tight and technical at the top some, lots of loose and sharp rocks, couple of tricky tighter spos. Trail Crosses Highline which has some quick round turns if you're tired of going straight down the steep section. Remember that the fun is not over when you get to the Fireroad and Power lines - trail starts up on other side, drop into the old river bed and proceed straight into the trees crossing the East West Trail. Trail opens up to a gentle cruise with some great man made obstacles - keep a look out for Mosquito Bite - you'll want to ride this one.

Recommended Route:
There's comments of having to climb a fence at the start???? No need - ride over dam until you get to Large Rocks at end of fence - look for goat trail running up into trees to the North East of fence. A short climb brings you to a larger trail, T-Junction, Turn left and ride down hill for a fun 1300 ft vertical descent of the mountain.

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Review Date
June 10, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: bowser , from Canmore

Fun and fast !!! This trail is best done fast. A few small rock hits and twisty singletrack. The top half is solid ground. The bottom half puts you in some loose rocks. All good fun. It ends on a powerline road. You can either go left and climb a bit to make it to the nordic center. Or go right and end up close to pirate trails. Get a Map from the bike cafe, all the good ones are on it.

Recommended Route:
Only way is over the @#$%^&* fence at Whitemans Pond.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Nectar Noodle, Devonian Drop

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