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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • 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 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
  • 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
      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.
      source: ...
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      Region Details
      • 2
      • 2
      • 14
      • 19
      • 3

      Region Status
      Open as of 1 days ago
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      BVMBA
      (www.bvmba.org)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #272
      State Ranking
      #7
      Trails (view details)
      41
      Trails Mountain Bike
      40
      Trails Hike
      42
      Trails Trail Running
      42
      Trails Snowshoe
      2
      Total Distance
      122 miles
      Total Descent
      11,561 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,992 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      7,293 ft
      Reports
      478
      Photos
      310
      Ridden Counter
      6,433

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 5 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 7 rides
      • 27 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 32 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance

      Photos of Banff Mountain Bike

      trail: Minnewanka
      228 |
      Oct 27, 2017 @ 12:30pm
      Oct 27, 2017
      184 |
      Jul 9, 2017 @ 12:05pm
      Jul 9, 2017
      180 |
      Jul 9, 2017 @ 12:05pm
      Jul 9, 2017
      308 |
      Apr 20, 2017 @ 9:23pm
      Apr 20, 2017

      Videos of Banff Mountain Bike

      July 13, 2019: Group MTB Ride of Myself, Brod...
      37:54 | 26 | Aug 17, 2019
      Banff Avenue Trail, June 20, 2017
      trail: Banff Ave.
      23:43 | 189 | Jun 28, 2017
      Star Wars Return of the Jedi trail, June 18, 2017
      3:16 | 676 | Jun 20, 2017
      Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Trail
      6:27 | 251 | Jun 20, 2017

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Star Wars Return of the Jedi
      Oct 13, 2019 @ 2:57pm
      1 days
      Snow CoveredrasnowAbout half dirt, half snowy sections with...
      Minnewanka
      Oct 13, 2019 @ 12:39pm
      1 days
      DrygranthvSnow for first bit but dry and great...
      Renz-Ton
      Oct 6, 2019 @ 12:39pm
      Oct 6, 2019
      Dryjibbandpedal
      The Spine
      Oct 6, 2019 @ 12:39pm
      Oct 6, 2019
      DryjibbandpedalTree is gone
      Stinky D
      Oct 6, 2019 @ 12:39pm
      Oct 6, 2019
      Dryjibbandpedal
      Spray River Loop
      Oct 5, 2019 @ 2:25pm
      Oct 5, 2019
      Dryspacedrop
      Topp Notch
      Oct 5, 2019 @ 2:24pm
      Oct 5, 2019
      Dryspacedrop
      Banff Legacy Trail
      Oct 2, 2019 @ 3:19pm
      Oct 2, 2019
      DryMikeGriffiths
      Bow Falls - Hoodoos Trail
      Sep 25, 2019 @ 7:43pm
      Sep 25, 2019
      DryJpeverNot incredibly well marked and you need...
      Coastline
      Sep 25, 2019 @ 10:50am
      Sep 25, 2019
      Drygranthv

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #315660granthvaddreportMinnewanka
      Oct 13, 2019 @ 6:24pm
      1 days
      user #475589rasnowaddreportStar Wars Return of the Jedi and 1 more
      Oct 13, 2019 @ 2:57pm
      1 days
      user #798309jorgendhriddentrailTopp Notch and 1 more
      Oct 7, 2019 @ 11:13pm
      Oct 7, 2019
      user #22102jibbandpedaladdreportRenz-Ton and 2 more
      Oct 7, 2019 @ 9:16am
      Oct 7, 2019
      user #1946263PierceDwishlisttrailTopp Notch
      Oct 7, 2019 @ 8:20am
      Oct 7, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1795678stebbtrailStar Wars Return of the JediThis trail had been improved a great deal in...
      Sep 28, 2019 @ 6:49pm
      Sep 28, 2019
      user #1837504bigdog1981trailGoat CreekWould this trail be fun on gravel/hybrid bike....
      Sep 3, 2019 @ 10:50pm
      Sep 3, 2019
      user #1853259DsenychtrailGoat CreekJust did the run from Canmore to Banff on this...
      Sep 3, 2019 @ 6:10pm
      Sep 3, 2019
      user #1383201canuckzillatrailBrewster CreekSorry for the typos, wrote the comments while...
      Aug 25, 2019 @ 4:24pm
      Aug 25, 2019
      user #1383201canuckzillatrailBrewster CreekPositives: New bridge is in place. Did the...
      Aug 25, 2019 @ 4:21pm
      Aug 25, 2019

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