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      Canada’s first national park encompasses more than 6,000 square kilometres of mountain wilderness and is part of the larger Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site. Banff National Park is home to imposing 3000-metre peaks, alpine meadows rich with colourful wildflowers, brilliant blue glacier-fed lakes and the town of Banff and village of Lake Louise.

      The park offers exceptional hiking, camping, skiing and scenic driving. Choose from hundreds of kilometres of trails, from short strolls along lakes and valley bottoms to backpacking circuits that cross alpine passes and edge alongside mirror-calm lakes. Cruise the world-renowned Icefields Parkway, a scenic drive that parallels the Continental Divide, where wildlife like bighorn sheep, mountain goats and bears roam.

      Throughout the park, visitors can choose from thousands of campsites at 13 campgrounds, ski at three ski resorts and stay at a range of accommodations, from hotels to lodges.
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      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      348
      Trails Mountain Bike
      64
      Trails Hike
      98
      Trails Trail Running
      95
      Trails Horse
      3
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      17
      Trails Downhill Ski
      220
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      23
      Trails Nordic Ski
      20
      Total Distance
      403 miles
      Total Descent
      106,638 ft
      Total Vertical
      7,335 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      11,427 ft
      Reports
      898
      Photos
      657
      Ridden Counter
      42,158
      Sub Regions

      Popular Banff National Park Mountain Biking Trails

      Banff National Park Mountain Bike Routes

      titleratingdistance
      Tramline to Moraine Lake Loop
      Lake Louise
      18 miles
      Banff Big Toe Loop
      Banff
      16 miles
      High Rockies Bikepacking Loop
      Banff
      85 miles
      Banff - Healy Creek Loop
      Banff
      13 miles
      High Rockies-Exit Through Elbow
      Banff
      102 miles
      Ghost to Banff
      Banff
      20 miles
      Lake O'Hara Alpine Circuit
      Lake Louise
      7 miles
      Tunnel Mountain-Hoodoos Loop
      Banff
      11 miles
      2018 Tour Divide Route
      Banff
      2,660 miles
      Tour Divide '18 race
      Banff
      2,660 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 32 rides
      Past Week
      • 104 rides

      Photos of Banff National Park Mountain Bike

      trail: Minnewanka
      405 |
      Oct 27, 2017 @ 12:30pm
      Oct 27, 2017
      trail: Ross Lake
      540 |
      Aug 7, 2017 @ 12:13pm
      Aug 7, 2017
      343 |
      Jul 9, 2017 @ 12:05pm
      Jul 9, 2017
      343 |
      Jul 9, 2017 @ 12:05pm
      Jul 9, 2017
      trail: Star Wars
      545 |
      Apr 20, 2017 @ 9:23pm
      Apr 20, 2017
      trail: Topp Notch
      1,432 |
      Jun 25, 2016 @ 6:58pm
      Jun 25, 2016
      trail: Topp Notch
      1,441 |
      Jun 25, 2016 @ 6:58pm
      Jun 25, 2016
      trail: Minnewanka
      457 |
      Oct 14, 2014 @ 1:34pm
      Oct 14, 2014

      Videos of Banff National Park Mountain Bike

      Wifey uphill ride on the Legacy trail
      | Jul 1, 2021
      Goat Creek Trail
      trail: Goat Creek
      0:14 | 249 | Aug 17, 2020
      July 13, 2019: Group MTB Ride of Myself, Brod...
      37:54 | 318 | Aug 17, 2019
      Banff Avenue Trail, June 20, 2017
      trail: Banff Ave.
      23:43 | 343 | Jun 28, 2017
      Star Wars Return of the Jedi trail, June 18, 2017
      trail: Star Wars
      3:16 | 1104 | Jun 20, 2017
      Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Trail
      trail: Star Wars
      6:27 | 371 | Jun 20, 2017
      A raw run down Banff's Star Wars trail
      trail: Star Wars
      2:39 | 1391 | Nov 8, 2016
      The coast on Coastline
      trail: Coastline
      2:50 | 372 | May 19, 2016

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Sure Shot
      Banff
      May 20, 2022 @ 7:24pm
      2 days
      DryRunning greatwillbbikes
      Lower Stoney
      Banff
      May 16, 2022 @ 8:59pm
      May 16, 2022
      IcyTop half of trail is still icy and snowy...willbbikes
      Upper Stoney
      Banff
      May 16, 2022 @ 8:57pm
      May 16, 2022
      DryStill very icy in long stretches maybe a...willbbikes
      Star Wars and Topp Notch Connector
      Banff
      May 8, 2022 @ 3:14pm
      May 8, 2022
      Drycinco
      Topp Notch
      Banff
      May 8, 2022 @ 3:14pm
      May 8, 2022
      VariableGreat conditions. Pockets of snow on the...cinco
      Return of The Jedi
      Banff
      May 8, 2022 @ 3:14pm
      May 8, 2022
      Idealcinco
      Minnewanka
      Banff
      May 8, 2022 @ 10:26am
      May 8, 2022
      IdealNo trees down all the way to the Rangers...X-country
      Star Wars
      Banff
      May 4, 2022 @ 9:31am
      May 4, 2022
      IdealDry and clear of deadfallLipBomb BVMBA
      Banff Ave.
      Banff
      May 3, 2022 @ 4:54pm
      May 3, 2022
      VariableFew remaining snow patches but rideable....LipBomb BVMBA
      Banff Ave. - Spine Connector
      Banff
      May 3, 2022 @ 4:54pm
      May 3, 2022
      IdealDry and clearLipBomb BVMBA

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #3053612Leeoliviab21wishlisttrailReturn of The Jedi and 1 more
      May 21, 2022 @ 5:31pm
      1 day
      user #1669928willbbikesaddreportSure Shot
      May 20, 2022 @ 7:24pm
      2 days
      user #1752099HHoltwishlisttrailUpper Stoney and 2 more
      May 16, 2022 @ 10:03pm
      May 16, 2022
      user #1669928willbbikesaddreportUpper Stoney and 1 more
      May 16, 2022 @ 8:57pm
      May 16, 2022
      user #689491rocketendoriddentrailUpper Stoney and 1 more
      May 15, 2022 @ 6:31pm
      May 15, 2022

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1135103cliff-kitchenreportLegacy Trail WestIt
      May 15, 2022 @ 12:56pm
      May 15, 2022
      user #1296143GigreportUpper StoneyOn your first try! What planet did you come from?
      Apr 25, 2022 @ 8:26am
      Apr 25, 2022
      user #2562825JimPyetrailRedearth Traile-Bikes now now permitted. ...
      Dec 9, 2021 @ 5:45pm
      Dec 9, 2021
      user #1836735Maz686trailGoat CreekRode trail on 20-Nov in morning. Our group of...
      Nov 21, 2021 @ 5:45pm
      Nov 21, 2021
      user #1863969Jkill277trailTopp NotchFor how much of a climb it was to get up there...
      Oct 26, 2021 @ 7:59am
      Oct 26, 2021

      Local Badges


      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike64161 miles13,835 ft52 miles2,989 ft
      6158681017,494
      Hike98243 miles27,756 ft77 miles7,336 ft
      3286845,818
      Trail Running95237 miles26,870 ft75 miles7,336 ft
      8684609
      Horse35 miles463 ft1 mile3,724 ft
      3784
      ATV/ORV/OHV1
      3723
      Snowshoe1742 miles3,635 ft13 miles2,641 ft
      38114
      Downhill Ski22087 miles71,260 ft76 miles3,471 ft
      295,770
      Backcountry Ski2353 miles7,241 ft15 miles5,656 ft
      282,325
      Nordic Ski2070 miles4,619 ft25 miles2,470 ft
      93712,158
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