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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)
      187
      Trails Mountain Bike
      48
      Trails Hike
      60
      Trails Trail Running
      57
      Trails Horse
      2
      Trails Snowshoe
      6
      Trails Downhill Ski
      97
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      23
      Trails Nordic Ski
      16
      Total Distance
      299 miles
      Total Descent
      52,014 ft
      Total Vertical
      5,989 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      10,290 ft
      Reports
      724
      Photos
      546
      Ridden Counter
      14,238
      Sub Regions

      Popular Banff National Park Mountain Biking Trails

      Banff National Park Mountain Bike Routes

      titleratingdistance
      Banff - Healy Creek Loop
      Banff
      13 miles
      2018 Tour Divide Route
      Banff
      2,660 miles
      Tour Divide '18 race
      Banff
      2,660 miles
      14 mile Lake Louise Ridepopular ridelog14 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 4 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 31 rides
      • 27 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 135 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance

      Photos of Banff National Park Mountain Bike

      trail: Minnewanka
      317 |
      Oct 27, 2017 @ 12:30pm
      Oct 27, 2017
      trail: Ross Lake
      443 |
      Aug 7, 2017 @ 12:13pm
      Aug 7, 2017
      284 |
      Jul 9, 2017 @ 12:05pm
      Jul 9, 2017
      285 |
      Jul 9, 2017 @ 12:05pm
      Jul 9, 2017
      435 |
      Apr 20, 2017 @ 9:23pm
      Apr 20, 2017
      trail: Topp Notch
      1,260 |
      Jun 25, 2016 @ 6:58pm
      Jun 25, 2016
      trail: Topp Notch
      1,277 |
      Jun 25, 2016 @ 6:58pm
      Jun 25, 2016
      trail: Minnewanka
      410 |
      Oct 14, 2014 @ 1:34pm
      Oct 14, 2014

      Videos of Banff National Park Mountain Bike

      Goat Creek Trail
      trail: Goat Creek
      0:14 | 116 | Aug 17, 2020
      July 13, 2019: Group MTB Ride of Myself, Brod...
      37:54 | 219 | Aug 17, 2019
      Banff Avenue Trail, June 20, 2017
      trail: Banff Ave.
      23:43 | 270 | Jun 28, 2017
      Star Wars Return of the Jedi trail, June 18, 2017
      3:16 | 1057 | Jun 20, 2017
      Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Trail
      6:27 | 353 | Jun 20, 2017
      A raw run down Banff's Star Wars trail
      2:39 | 1313 | Nov 8, 2016
      The coast on Coastline
      trail: Coastline
      2:50 | 315 | May 19, 2016
      Starwars
      3:05 | 379 | May 1, 2016

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Water Tower Trail
      Banff
      May 10, 2021 @ 2:38pm
      3 days
      DryWhiplashblueSeveral trees down across the trail on...
      Minnewanka
      Banff
      May 7, 2021 @ 8:34am
      May 7, 2021
      IdealsullivadIdeal conditions, even the first little...
      Star Wars Return of the Jedi
      Banff
      May 6, 2021 @ 8:32pm
      May 6, 2021
      DryaidanrulesPerfect conditions, summer is here at last
      Banff Ave.
      Banff
      May 6, 2021 @ 5:44pm
      May 6, 2021
      Variabledan76937Mostly dry, all downed trees cleared. One...
      Stinky D
      Banff
      May 6, 2021 @ 2:00pm
      May 6, 2021
      DryMountainPeacetrees have been cleared all good
      Spray River Loop
      Banff
      May 5, 2021 @ 2:02pm
      May 5, 2021
      Prevalent Mudsteezus94Very wet & muddy, still a fair bit of...
      Star Wars Return of the Jedi Access
      Banff
      May 4, 2021 @ 10:50am
      May 4, 2021
      Drysteezus94Partially downed tree across the trail,...
      Stavrock
      Banff
      May 4, 2021 @ 10:50am
      May 4, 2021
      Variablesteezus94
      Teddybear's Picnic
      Banff
      May 4, 2021 @ 10:50am
      May 4, 2021
      Variablesteezus94
      Coastline
      Banff
      May 4, 2021 @ 10:50am
      May 4, 2021
      Variablesteezus94A couple of mud patches that are pretty...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2700808BoyScoutRussellwishlisttrailMinnewanka
      May 11, 2021 @ 9:18pm
      2 days
      user #2353801justinmoodiewishlisttrailSpray River Loop and 1 more
      May 11, 2021 @ 9:18am
      2 days
      user #1745843WhiplashblueaddreportWater Tower Trail
      May 10, 2021 @ 2:41pm
      3 days
      user #2689758SplitfusewishlisttrailBow River Loop
      May 10, 2021 @ 11:55am
      May 10, 2021
      user #2689758SplitfusewishlisttrailMinnewanka
      May 10, 2021 @ 11:55am
      May 10, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1797306Jdias86reportSpray River LoopBv.
      May 5, 2021 @ 4:47pm
      May 5, 2021
      user #667932cheeyinghotrailMoraine Lake Highline TrailWe rode up the paved road to Moraine Lake and...
      Sep 28, 2020 @ 6:17pm
      Sep 28, 2020
      user #1848774KrawczukjtrailTopp NotchJust did this with my 17yr old son, him on a...
      Sep 25, 2020 @ 6:18pm
      Sep 25, 2020
      user #2426273abhattrailSulphurfestAlot of loose rock at places where if you slip...
      Sep 23, 2020 @ 2:13pm
      Sep 23, 2020
      user #776376Duncan-GtrailMinnewankaTrail is in awesome condition right now. Wide...
      Sep 22, 2020 @ 10:29pm
      Sep 22, 2020

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike48157 miles14,203 ft43 miles2,992 ft
      510704311,941
      Hike60183 miles18,648 ft50 miles3,094 ft
      3170333,016
      Trail Running57177 miles17,762 ft48 miles3,094 ft
      7033215
      Horse24 miles299 ft5,197 ft2,464 ft
      3801
      Snowshoe629 miles2,917 ft8 miles2,520 ft
      2276
      Downhill Ski9741 miles25,702 ft33 miles3,205 ft
      202,580
      Backcountry Ski2349 miles7,251 ft15 miles5,656 ft
      201,448
      Nordic Ski1660 miles4,298 ft21 miles1,916 ft
      5221,356
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