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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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 Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
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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

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • 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.
      Region Details
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      • 16
      • 18
      • 4

      Region Status
      Open as of 2 days
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      49
      Trails Mountain Bike
      43
      Trails Hike
      47
      Trails Trail Running
      47
      Trails Horse
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      2
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      2
      Total Distance
      163 miles
      Total Descent
      16,146 ft
      Total Vertical
      3,031 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      7,333 ft
      Reports
      551
      Photos
      417
      Ridden Counter
      4,774
      Sub Regions

      Popular Banff National Park Mountain Biking Trails

      Banff National Park Mountain Bike Routes

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

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 19 rides
      • 25 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 115 rides
      • 23 miles avg distance

      Photos of Banff National Park Mountain Bike

      trail: Minnewanka
      244 |
      Oct 27, 2017 @ 12:30pm
      Oct 27, 2017
      trail: Ross Lake
      338 |
      Aug 7, 2017 @ 12:13pm
      Aug 7, 2017
      201 |
      Jul 9, 2017 @ 12:05pm
      Jul 9, 2017
      197 |
      Jul 9, 2017 @ 12:05pm
      Jul 9, 2017

      Videos of Banff National Park Mountain Bike

      July 13, 2019: Group MTB Ride of Myself, Brod...
      37:54 | 52 | Aug 17, 2019
      Banff Avenue Trail, June 20, 2017
      trail: Banff Ave.
      23:43 | 197 | Jun 28, 2017
      Star Wars Return of the Jedi trail, June 18, 2017
      3:16 | 749 | Jun 20, 2017
      Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Trail
      6:27 | 266 | Jun 20, 2017

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Lower Stoney
      Banff
      May 16, 2020 @ 8:38am
      May 16, 2020
      Snow PackedRenDog11Several trees down. First third of trail...

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2179193ScottmccutcheonriddentrailBow Falls - Hoodoos Trail and 1 more
      May 28, 2020 @ 4:33pm
      14 hours
      user #2187895CaadshadewishlisttrailStar Wars Return of the Jedi
      May 28, 2020 @ 6:50am
      23 hours
      user #2170391Edward2000commenttrailMinnewanka
      May 27, 2020 @ 7:42pm
      1 days
      user #1795678stebbaddreportBanff Ave.
      May 27, 2020 @ 8:38am
      2 days
      user #1797306Jdias86wishlisttrailRoss Lake
      May 26, 2020 @ 7:54pm
      2 days

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2170391Edward2000trailMinnewankaBeautiful trail. Lots of trees down, few...
      May 27, 2020 @ 7:42pm
      1 days
      user #1034253BitterOldMantrailTopp NotchI have a logical answer to the philosophical...
      Jan 12, 2020 @ 12:41pm
      Jan 12, 2020
      user #1795678stebbtrailStar Wars Return of the JediThis trail had been improved a great deal in...
      Sep 28, 2019 @ 6:49pm
      Sep 28, 2019
      user #16963davegtrailRoss LakeTrail is in excellent condition. One tree down...
      Sep 8, 2019 @ 10:23am
      Sep 8, 2019
      user #1837504bigdog1981trailGoat CreekWould this trail be fun on gravel/hybrid bike....
      Sep 3, 2019 @ 10:50pm
      Sep 3, 2019

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