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      Banff National Park features some of Canada’s most scenic roadways and trails, making it an exciting destination to explore on two wheels. Rides here will take you through beautiful sub-alpine forest, next to sparkling waters of glacier-fed lakes and under Banff’s most iconic peaks.

      The mountain biking season in Banff National Park typically spans from May to October. Weather in the mountains is unpredictable even in summer, so be prepared with extra layers. Trail conditions can change at a moment’s notice due to snowfall, snowmelt and mud.
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      Region Details
      • 2
      • 2
      • 15
      • 18
      • 3

      Region Status
      Open as of Jul 23, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      145
      Trails Mountain Bike
      42
      Trails Hike
      46
      Trails Trail Running
      43
      Trails Horse
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      4
      Trails Downhill Ski
      97
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      5
      Trails Nordic Ski
      3
      Total Distance
      177 miles
      Total Descent
      38,399 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,437 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      8,738 ft
      Reports
      733
      Photos
      457
      Ridden Counter
      17,909

      Photos of Banff Mountain Bike

      trail: Minnewanka
      356 |
      Oct 27, 2017 @ 12:30pm
      Oct 27, 2017
      trail: Goat Creek
      358 |
      Oct 4, 2017 @ 7:20pm
      Oct 4, 2017
      306 |
      Jul 9, 2017 @ 12:05pm
      Jul 9, 2017
      306 |
      Jul 9, 2017 @ 12:05pm
      Jul 9, 2017
      471 |
      Apr 20, 2017 @ 9:23pm
      Apr 20, 2017
      trail: Topp Notch
      1,332 |
      Jun 25, 2016 @ 6:58pm
      Jun 25, 2016
      trail: Topp Notch
      1,351 |
      Jun 25, 2016 @ 6:58pm
      Jun 25, 2016
      trail: Minnewanka
      427 |
      Oct 14, 2014 @ 1:34pm
      Oct 14, 2014

      Videos of Banff Mountain Bike

      Wifey uphill ride on the Legacy trail
      | Jul 1, 2021
      Goat Creek Trail
      trail: Goat Creek
      0:14 | 181 | Aug 17, 2020
      July 13, 2019: Group MTB Ride of Myself, Brod...
      37:54 | 265 | Aug 17, 2019
      Banff Avenue Trail, June 20, 2017
      trail: Banff Ave.
      23:43 | 303 | Jun 28, 2017
      Star Wars Return of the Jedi trail, June 18, 2017
      3:16 | 1083 | Jun 20, 2017
      Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Trail
      6:27 | 362 | Jun 20, 2017
      A raw run down Banff's Star Wars trail
      2:39 | 1366 | Nov 8, 2016
      The coast on Coastline
      trail: Coastline
      2:50 | 342 | May 19, 2016

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      The Spine
      Jul 23, 2021 @ 3:23pm
      Jul 23, 2021
      IdealtheoGot interrupted by a pair of horses on...
      Star Wars Return of the Jedi
      Jul 23, 2021 @ 10:26am
      Jul 23, 2021
      Drytheo
      Topp Notch
      Jul 22, 2021 @ 5:42pm
      Jul 22, 2021
      DryBergspoonerBeaucoup de plaisir à roulé
      Rundle Riverside Trail
      Jul 19, 2021 @ 8:18am
      Jul 19, 2021
      IdealogmandrakeReport before this pretty accurate,...
      Spray River Loop
      Jul 19, 2021 @ 8:16am
      Jul 19, 2021
      Dryogmandrake
      Goat Creek
      Jul 19, 2021 @ 8:15am
      Jul 19, 2021
      Dryogmandrake
      Roller Coaster
      Jul 7, 2021 @ 2:34pm
      Jul 7, 2021
      DrySnowbumforeverTree has been placed in the middle of the...
      Coastline
      Jul 2, 2021 @ 7:14am
      Jul 2, 2021
      Dryarnie86 A few trees down but only one of note on...
      Bow Falls - Hoodoos Trail
      Jul 1, 2021 @ 9:10pm
      Jul 1, 2021
      Dryhoserific
      Renz-Ton
      Jun 28, 2021 @ 11:16am
      Jun 28, 2021
      Drysteezus94

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2797444KittyjqNhd4wishlisttrailBanff Legacy Trail
      Jul 27, 2021 @ 11:04pm
      6 hours
      user #2797722DonR26riddentrailBanff Legacy Trail
      Jul 27, 2021 @ 2:56pm
      14 hours
      user #2701725SkattejagterwishlisttrailBanff Legacy Trail
      Jul 27, 2021 @ 12:32pm
      16 hours
      user #27705310giYc2wishlisttrailBow Falls - Hoodoos Trail and 2 more
      Jul 26, 2021 @ 6:32pm
      1 day
      user #1495854freymond95wishlisttrailMinnewanka
      Jul 26, 2021 @ 5:40pm
      1 day

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2646579BbOsVtrailMinnewankaElevation gain is wrong: 340 m climb and...
      Jul 11, 2021 @ 10:49am
      Jul 11, 2021
      user #2687245HooppitttrailUpper StoneyIt was great. Challenging in the uphill. I...
      Jun 27, 2021 @ 6:23pm
      Jun 27, 2021
      user #1058172bprochtrailMinnewankaOnly my cadence meter was on as my speedometer...
      Jun 11, 2021 @ 7:43pm
      Jun 11, 2021
      user #1538328alasdair-snowmaxtrailMinnewankaElevation Gain is wrong, more like 200-300...
      Jun 9, 2021 @ 4:17pm
      Jun 9, 2021
      user #2704378ZewbirdtrailThe ToeThis trail should be done counter clockwise,...
      Jun 8, 2021 @ 3:46pm
      Jun 8, 2021

      Local Badges


      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike42119 miles10,449 ft30 miles2,992 ft
      #331#74527151213,278
      Hike46131 miles12,484 ft33 miles2,992 ft
      #245#6571411,551
      Trail Running43124 miles11,594 ft31 miles2,992 ft
      #245#67141243
      Horse12 miles131 ft3,333 ft72 ft
      3492
      Snowshoe420 miles2,700 ft7 miles2,520 ft
      #68#52348
      Downhill Ski9741 miles25,702 ft33 miles3,205 ft
      181,096
      Backcountry Ski57 miles1,873 ft2 miles4,088 ft
      17431
      Nordic Ski317 miles1,627 ft6 miles1,394 ft
      23872
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