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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
      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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      Open on Jan 1, 2019
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      BVMBA
      (www.bvmba.org)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      46
      Trails Mountain Bike
      52
      Trails Hike
      52
      Trails Trail Running
      52
      Total Distance
      150 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      39 miles
      Total Descent
      13,389 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,992 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      7,293 ft
      Reports
      370
      Photos
      269
      Ridden Counter
      1,748
      Sub Regions

      Photos of Banff National Park Mountain Bike

      trail: Minnewanka
      134 |
      Oct 27, 2017 @ 12:30pm
      Oct 27, 2017
      Minnewanka, My City
      trail: Ross Lake
      185 |
      Aug 7, 2017 @ 12:13pm
      Aug 7, 2017
      Ross Lake, Canmore
      108 |
      Jul 9, 2017 @ 12:05pm
      Jul 9, 2017
      Rundle Riverside Trail
      105 |
      Jul 9, 2017 @ 12:05pm
      Jul 9, 2017
      Rundle Riverside Trail
      more photos »

      Videos of Banff National Park Mountain Bike

      Banff Avenue Trail, June 20, 2017
      trail: Banff Ave.
      23:43 | 127 | Jun 28, 2017
      Star Wars Return of the Jedi trail, June 18, 2017
      3:16 | 434 | Jun 20, 2017
      Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Trail
      6:27 | 174 | Jun 20, 2017
      A raw run down Banff's Star Wars trail
      2:39 | 805 | Nov 8, 2016
      more videos »

      Banff National Park Mountain Bike Routes

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      2018 Tour Divide Route
      2,660 miles
      Tour Divide '18 race
      2,660 miles

      Recent Comments

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      user #1320483Biking5trailGoat CreekOct 27, 2018 Goat Creek Trail Canmore to...
      Oct 28, 2018 @ 2:45pm
      Oct 28, 2018
      user #1628228IanChicktrailStar Wars Return of the JediSessioned early morning, great track, wood...
      Sep 12, 2018 @ 6:38am
      Sep 12, 2018
      user #1522812alanazimmermantrailRoss LakeQuite wet and muddy at this time
      Sep 6, 2018 @ 7:56pm
      Sep 6, 2018
      user #1102069FrothyWizardtrailMoraine Lake Highline TrailSome short chunky sections and a benchcut...
      Jul 21, 2018 @ 10:38pm
      Jul 21, 2018
      user #1588341EastCoastRtrailRundle Riverside TrailDescription is accurate…there must be 1000...
      Jul 21, 2018 @ 10:38am
      Jul 21, 2018
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