17.4 miles
Distance
1,772 ft
Climb
-1,953 ft
Descent
5,230 ft
High Point

Tom Snow Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Mixed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All year
  • Global Ranking

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 Info

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 Association
More Stats for Tom Snow mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -181 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,619 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,926 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,745 ft
  • Grade
    -0.197%
  • Grade max
    -23.971%
  • Grade min
    23.785%
  • Distance climb
    7.7 miles
  • Distance down
    7.4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2.3 miles
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Status:
on Sep 3, 2016
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 1 (7 votes)

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Tom Snow Trail Reports

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Sep 3, 2016 @ 7:11pm
Sep 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 @ 9:55pm
Aug 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 @ 1:02pm
Aug 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 @ 7:18am
Aug 1, 2016
Tom Mud is snowy as usual
Jul 19, 2016 @ 4:53pm
Jul 19, 2016
Tom Snow is positively nautical. The chipmunks are building rafts
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Aug 13, 2012 @ 11:39am
Aug 13, 2012
Tom Snow, Bragg Creek
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Jul 22, 2012 @ 11:50am
Jul 22, 2012
Tom Snow, Bragg Creek
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Aug 28, 2010 @ 8:32pm
Aug 28, 2010
Tom Snow, Bragg Creek
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Aug 28, 2010 @ 8:32pm
Aug 28, 2010
Tom Snow, Bragg Creek

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