Tom Snow Details
Tom Snow connects Hwy 68 at the Dawson trailhead to Hwy 66 in the south at Station Flats. It has been around since the 70s [at least]. It is not particularly bike-friendly during the spring/summer/fall, largely because it runs beside/over creeks, springs and seeps for most of its length. The water makes a muddy trail, but lots of cows and horses make it far worse. In the 90s, the chunk between Moosepackers and Station Flats dried out for a couple of weeks each summer [and it was AWESOME], but it doesn't seem to do that anymore.
Maintenance of the trail is theoretically the responsibility of Alberta Parks, but it doesn't get much love. Trails that do use it as a connector to other trails, [i.e. Ridgeback, Special K, Cox Hill DH] tend to pick the driest sections and the maintainers of those trails are more likely to clear downed trees and such.
Overall, expect Tom Snow to be a boggy mess 99% of the time. It's probably okay when frozen over, but don't bet on it.
Access from Station Flats trailhead off of Hwy 66 [south]
Access from the Dawson Equestrian trailhead off of the Powderface Trail from Hwy 68.
Local Trail AssociationCalgary Mountain Bike Alliance (www.cmbalink.com)
More Stats for Tom Snow mountain bike trail
Altitude change-181 ft
Altitude min4,619 ft
Altitude start4,926 ft
Altitude end4,745 ft
Distance climb7.7 miles
Distance down7.4 miles
Distance flat2.3 miles
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Tom Snow Trail Reports
Sep 3, 2016 @ 7:11pmSep 3, 2016
|Rode the entire Tom Snow from Dawson to Station flats. The trail should be closed from 4km from Dawson to where it intersects with Moose loop....|
Aug 30, 2016 @ 9:55pmAug 30, 2016
|Major Water drainage issue, large mud holes. Only rode section from bridge to near Diamond T intersection. Lower section has multiple deep mud...|
Aug 21, 2016 @ 1:02pmAug 21, 2016
|This is just for the section between Ridgeback 3 and Bobcat. The trail is dry, but the last 6 weeks of rain have eroded a rut in the middle of the...|
Aug 1, 2016 @ 7:18amAug 1, 2016
|Tom Mud is snowy as usual|
Jul 19, 2016 @ 4:53pmJul 19, 2016
|Tom Snow is positively nautical. The chipmunks are building rafts|
Routes with this trail
|Banded Peak Competitive Track 2016 race||18.6 miles|
|Moosepackers Loop||15.1 miles|
|Better Business Bureau||11.3 miles|
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