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Hinton, Alberta

Hinton Mountain Bike Association.  Our goal is to develop, maintain and promote the best possible mountain biking opportunities around the Hinton area, while ensuring responsible and safe practices in environmental conservation, trail construction, trail maintenance and riding.

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Info on Bike Park Trails and Features

 

Ride Dirt not Mud

Please avoid using the Hinton Bike Park when conditions are poor.  Thanks!

 

Skills Area

Difficulty: Novice, Intermediate, Advanced

Welcome to the Hinton Bike Park! From the parking lot you’ll be giddy with excitement to find wooden, rock and natural skills features for all abilities. Choose from low to high skinnies, teeter totters, narrow to wide bridges, beginner pump track, trials features and whatever your imagination desires.

Local Tip: It never gets easy if you challenge yourself to something new. Try different lines and speeds or play follow the leader with your friends. Please no walking or unsupervised children on the features. Thanks!

Directions: Ride from the parking lot past the big red sea-can storage container. 20 feet, you’re there!

Skills Area

Skills Area

Skills Area

Skills Area

Jodoin’s Journey

Difficulty: Novice, Multi-Use Trail

This trail will guide you through many of the trails and features of the Hinton Bike Park. Start your journey here or stand trailside to watch other riders navigate the awesome technical trails and features. Hikers, trail-runners, on-leash dog walkers and curious by-standers will use this to access the extended trail network.

Directions: Two-way. From the parking lot, ride to the “Dirt Jumps” and look for the wide-open trail to the right.  

       Business Time, Progression Trail

       Business Time, Progression Trail

Business Time

Difficulty: Intermediate

Following the same route as “Jodoin’s Journey”, the Business Time trail offers beginner to intermediate technical features designed to fine tune your skills. Features include drops/roll-overs, skinnies, teeter totter, log jams, step climbs and a rock garden climb.

Local Tip: Choose “Business Time” when looping back to trailheads for an added challenge.

Directions: One-way. From the parking lot, ride to the “Dirt Jumps” and spot the first drop/roll-over feature to the right.

 

 

Jay Hoots on Dirt Jumps

Jay Hoots on Dirt Jumps

Dirt Jumps

Difficulty: Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, Most Advanced

Designed with flow in mind, the “Dirt Jumps” feature 4 sets of table-top jumps ranging from beginner to advanced. Hit your transition with hard tail, bmx and full suspension bikes.

Local Tip: Jumps are one-way only; keep the maintenance minimal and the builders happy.

Directions: One-way. Ride from the parking lot past the skills area to the dirt jumps on the left.

 

 

Drop Zone

Drop Zone

Drop Zone

Difficulty: Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, Most Advanced

Practice your free-ride skills at the “Drop Zone” with progressive elevated wooden “drop” features ranging from beginner to advanced. Get bonus air miles by adding tricks and grab a return flight via the monster berm. 

Directions: One-way. From the parking lot, follow “Jodoin’s Journey” or “Business Time” until you reach the drops on the slope to the left.

 

Pembina Sprockids Trail (trail name pending approval)

Difficulty: Novice, Multi-Use Trail

Built in June 2017, this trail was built with the young-ones in mind!  However, ride it and see that it's sure to please all levels of riders with a beautiful flowy ride through the forest.   Pembina Pipeline Corporation Ltd. donated $15,000 towards this trail.  Hoots Inc. donated over $3,000 worth of labour.

Local Tip: The official signage for this trail won't be ready until 2018.  But don't let it stop you from exploring the multiple segment options of this trail!   The Hoots Inc. crew left their trademark along the trail - try to find them!

Directions: Two-way.  From the parking lot, follow “Jodoin’s Journey” or “Business Time”.  There are five entry/exit points for this trail along "Jodoin's Journey" (2) and "Gully Trail" (3).

 

Mid Access Trail

Difficulty: Novice, Multi-Use Trail

Nothin’ special eh? This mid-grade climb powers you up to the “Midway”, “Okey Spokey” and “Totally Lost”. Hang a left after the pump track to the top of “Slope Wars” and “Fo’ Shore”. Keep right to take “Beam Me Up” to the trailheads of “Cougar Ridge”, “Perimeter Trail” and “Flow Master”.

Local Tip: Stop for a breather and take in the beautiful scenery.

Directions: Two-way. From the parking lot, follow “Jodoin’s Journey” or “Business Time” to the top of the short climb.

 

Midway pump Track (ADDED in 2013)

Difficulty: Novice to Advanced

The Midway

The Midway

As Midway implies, this pump track is a carnival ride for two-wheelers, not to mention a feat of human engineering. This “Hoots Co” masterpiece is an inexhaustible option for every level of rider. Pump up your motivation and momentum buy carrying speed through the features rather than pedalling. Please avoid walking on the track.

Local Tip: Pumping is a skill that is relevant in every discipline of mountain biking. Practice here to get the most out of the Hinton Bike Park experience.

Directions: Ride from the parking lot to “Jodoin’s Journey” then left at “Mid Access Trail”. The “Midway Pump Track” is aptly located on the left.   

 

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Totally Lost

Difficulty: Novice, singletrack

This 1km flow trail keeps you guessing as it weaves and loops in all directions through the Park but don’t worry, it’s safe to leave your compass at home. Return to ride the opposite way or take “Okey Spokey” back to the start. Explore the other options such as “Gully Trail” or the new “Stinger” flow trail.

Local Tip: Check out the map to learn about the Cross Country “XC” networks offered outside of the Bike Park boundary.

Directions: Two-way. Follow “Mid Access trail and look for the first trail on the right before the pump track to ride clockwise. Follow “Jodoin’s Journey” to the “Gully Trail” to ride counter clockwise. Are you lost yet?

 

Okey Spokey

Difficulty: Novice, singletrack

A quick single track corridor leading you back and forth between “Totally Lost”, “Mid Access”, “Gully Trail” and “Stinger”.

Local Tip: Use this option to avoid the busier “Jodoin’s Journey” trail between laps.

Directions: Two-way. 

Beam Me Up

Difficulty: Novice

Teleport yourself on this short swoopy climb to the top of “Flow Master” and the “Cougar Ridge” and “Perimeter Trail” options. Set your phasers to stun at the top of Flow Master.

Directions: Two-way. Continues from the “Mid Access” trail, just past the “Pump Track”

 

Fo'Shore

Fo'Shore

Fo’ Shore

Difficulty: Advanced

With a nod to North Shore style “skinny” riding, this course offers elevated wood features requiring balance and focus enough to test any rider. High and low, short and long, wide and narrow, Fo’ Shore will keep you on the edge.

Local Tip: Practice the “Skills Area” and “Business Time” to see if you’re feelin’ confident before riding Fo’ Shore. Test yourself with different speeds and line options, how fast or slow will your balance let you go?

Directions: One-way. Keep left on “Mid Access” trail, just past the “Pump Track”. Then keep right at the Y intersection after the whoops to avoid the “Slope Wars” entrance.

 

 

Slope Wars "The Wall"

Slope Wars "The Wall"

Slope Wars

Difficulty: Most Advanced

Are you looking to step it up and practice lift resort style big features? Use the force to find your flow over whoops, tables, drop-aways, wall ride, step-ups, drops and hips. Dust yourself off and head back up to wage another war.

Local Tip: Don’t give yourself to the Dark Side. Walk the course first and watch for other riders. It’s temping to hike-a-bike back up the course but stay safe by taking the “Mid Access” Trail back to the trailhead.

Directions: One-way. Keep left on “Mid Access” trail, just past the “Midway”. Then keep left at the Y intersection after the whoops to avoid the “Fo’ Shore” entrance.

 

Flow Master

Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced

Flow Master

Flow Master

Flow Master

Flow Master

The name speaks for itself; this trail is the jewel of the Hinton Bike Park. An intermediate flow-trail designed to ride at your own speed and ability. From full-faced helmets and downhill bikes to kids with mini-bikes, all of the features can be hucked or just rolled-over depending on your ability. Berms and more berms, whoops, tables, step up’s and a healthy dose of flow await you.

Local Tip: Remember to breathe and yield to slower riders ahead of you.

Directions: One-way. Take the “Beam Me Up” trail until the end. Look both ways for riders dropping-in.

 

Stinger

Stinger

Stinger (Added in 2013)

Difficulty: Intermediate, Advanced

Get your buzz on the Park’s newest flow trail featuring berms, bumps and quick direction changes. Swarm around the nest above, traversing the cut-banks in a 360 to where you started. Enter and exit the hive as you wish, with a return lap option at the bottom. Treat this as a mini-enduro, climbing your way to each new fastest descent. How many stages can you complete before you’re stung?

Directions: One-way (counter-clockwise) Ride from the parking lot through “Jodoin’s Journey” to the “Gully Trail”. The popular option continues right to the bottom of “Gully Trail”.

 

Cougar Ridge and Perimeter Trails

Difficulty: Novice

Two unique trails within the boundary of the park with polar opposite personalities. Explore each for a basic lesson in trail building!

Local Tip: Loop these trails with some of your other favorites such as “Stinger” and “Flow Master”.

Directions: Multiple points of entry throughout the park. Choose your own adventure style.

 

Gully Trail

Difficulty: Novice

A nod to one of the original Bike Park trails, Gully is a short section of rooty single track dissecting the West end of the Park where “Stinger” is located. Use this for navigating to the other trails but beware of the gnar troll!

Directions: Multiple points of entry throughout the park. This the West-end access to the Bike Park or you can choose to end here and explore Hinton’s famous Beaver Boardwalk.

 

Ratings used in Bike Park  

Ratings used in Bike Park