16.2 miles
Distance
2,836 ft
Climb
-2,836 ft
Descent
04:10:47
Avg time

Gorge Creek Loop Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Mixed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Summer / Fall
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    Alberta Parks

A classic route from the pages of the now out of print book by Doug Eastcott "Backcountry Biking in the Canadian Rockies". We used to do this several times a season, but with the boom in trail building in the Calgary area we only seem to do this once a year now. It is still a fall favorite as the trees changing color can be spectacular. Unfortunately the shift in primary usage from MTB to Equestrian means the trail is often chewed up. As well the 2013 floods have changed some once ridable stream crossings to deeper channels, and filled a favorite swimming hole stop with silt and gravel. That being said, it is still a worthwhile adventure, for the sake of the views and the sense of being a bit more remote than some of the other close-to-town offerings. The trail is reasonably well signed, but not perfect. Take a map or GPS, and be prepared for wet feet.

Access Info

Head west on the 546 Highway from Turner Valley AB. this becomes the Sheep River Road. At 28KM turn right onto Gorge Creek Trail. Proceed for 4KM to the Parking area (on the left)

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More Stats for Gorge Creek Loop mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -0 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,167 ft
  • Altitude max
    1.2 miles
  • Altitude start
    5,277 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,277 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -42.948%
  • Grade min
    36.213%
  • Distance climb
    6.9 miles
  • Distance down
    7.8 miles
  • Distance flat
    1.6 miles
  • Avg time
    04:10:47
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on Jul 16, 2016
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Gorge Creek Loop Trail Reports

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Jul 16, 2016 @ 7:13pm
Jul 16, 2016
Major Water drainage issue, large mud holes This is such a beautiful area, with so little traffic/visitors, we rode for 7.5 hours and never saw...
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Gorge Creek Loop, Turner Valley

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