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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 Status
      Caution as of Oct 3, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      195
      Trails Mountain Bike
      77
      Trails E-Bike
      16
      Trails Hike
      93
      Trails Trail Running
      90
      Trails Horse
      1
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      18
      Trails Downhill Ski
      126
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      5
      Trails Nordic Ski
      10
      Total Distance
      209 miles
      Total Descent
      49,684 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,434 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      8,738 ft
      Reports
      871
      Photos
      566
      Ridden Counter
      33,490

      Photos of Banff Mountain Bike

      trail: Minnewanka
      430 |
      Oct 27, 2017 @ 12:30pm
      Oct 27, 2017
      trail: Goat Creek
      442 |
      Oct 4, 2017 @ 7:20pm
      Oct 4, 2017
      359 |
      Jul 9, 2017 @ 12:05pm
      Jul 9, 2017
      359 |
      Jul 9, 2017 @ 12:05pm
      Jul 9, 2017
      trail: Star Wars
      595 |
      Apr 20, 2017 @ 9:23pm
      Apr 20, 2017
      trail: Topp Notch
      1,507 |
      Jun 25, 2016 @ 6:58pm
      Jun 25, 2016
      trail: Topp Notch
      1,515 |
      Jun 25, 2016 @ 6:58pm
      Jun 25, 2016
      trail: Minnewanka
      476 |
      Oct 14, 2014 @ 1:34pm
      Oct 14, 2014

      Videos of Banff Mountain Bike

      Star Wars Trail
      trail: Star Wars
      10 | Aug 7, 2022
      PoV: Return of the Jedi trail
      trail: Star Wars
      | Aug 7, 2022
      The Wall ride
      trail: Star Wars
      4 | Aug 7, 2022
      Whale tail skinny ride
      trail: Star Wars
      10 | Aug 7, 2022
      Obi Wan vs Anakin theme
      trail: Star Wars
      14 | Aug 7, 2022
      Wifey uphill ride on the Legacy trail
      | Jul 1, 2021
      Goat Creek Trail
      trail: Goat Creek
      0:14 | 268 | Aug 17, 2020
      July 13, 2019: Group MTB Ride of Myself, Brod...
      37:54 | 350 | Aug 17, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports

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      The Snake
      Aug 11, 2022 @ 12:42pm
      1 day
      Drytheo
      Redearth Trail
      Aug 8, 2022 @ 9:28am
      Aug 8, 2022
      IdealBring insect repellant. Bugs not too bad....ctimacowboy
      Topp Notch
      Jul 30, 2022 @ 7:59am
      Jul 30, 2022
      DryGood shape nice and twisty.johnny-rotten
      Return of The Jedi
      Jul 30, 2022 @ 7:59am
      Jul 30, 2022
      Very Dryjohnny-rotten
      Star Wars
      Jul 30, 2022 @ 7:59am
      Jul 30, 2022
      Very Dryjohnny-rotten
      HooDoo - Tunnel Bench Connector
      Jul 23, 2022 @ 4:30pm
      Jul 23, 2022
      DryTree down about 1/2 wayDanielleriel
      Rundle Riverside
      Jul 19, 2022 @ 10:09am
      Jul 19, 2022
      VariableThree downed trees, still some wet spots...Lou-Doyon
      Legacy Trail East
      Jul 19, 2022 @ 10:09am
      Jul 19, 2022
      DryLou-Doyon
      HooDoo Trail
      Jul 16, 2022 @ 8:29am
      Jul 16, 2022
      Drytheo
      Water Tower Trail
      Jul 13, 2022 @ 12:29pm
      Jul 13, 2022
      DryI second the bike tourist comment about...Thomsd

      Activity Feed

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      user #1327350roudanwishlisttrailTunnel Mountain Campground Loop and 1 more
      Aug 12, 2022 @ 7:39am
      7 hours
      user #1327350roudanwishlistrouteTunnel Mountain-Hoodoos Loop and 4 more
      Aug 12, 2022 @ 7:37am
      7 hours
      user #7theoaddreportThe Snake
      Aug 11, 2022 @ 5:23pm
      21 hours
      user #509542TluthercommenttrailHoodoo Trail
      Aug 10, 2022 @ 9:23pm
      2 days
      user #3139648GooseMcGooseriddentrailStar Wars and 2 more
      Aug 10, 2022 @ 7:30pm
      2 days

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #509542TluthertrailHoodoo TrailKinda sketch for kids
      Aug 10, 2022 @ 9:23pm
      2 days
      user #2937870cjmarshytrailCascade TrailGreat gravel trail
      Jul 23, 2022 @ 8:28pm
      Jul 23, 2022
      user #2770978ThomsdtrailBankheadBetween Cascade Ponds and Road there’s at...
      Jul 13, 2022 @ 12:19pm
      Jul 13, 2022
      user #1029097AargontrailStar WarsWell built flow trail. The whole trail rides...
      Jul 3, 2022 @ 3:45pm
      Jul 3, 2022
      user #1029097AargontrailTopp NotchFun old-school trail. Mostly technical climbs...
      Jul 3, 2022 @ 3:41pm
      Jul 3, 2022

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike77128 miles10,561 ft41 miles2,989 ft
      #410#75558491417,381
      E-Bike16
      #251#75911117
      Hike93157 miles15,049 ft48 miles3,356 ft
      #307#6884812,667
      Trail Running90150 miles14,160 ft46 miles3,356 ft
      #308#68471696
      Horse12 miles131 ft3,333 ft72 ft
      3464
      ATV/ORV/OHV16 miles148 ft2 miles988 ft
      3412
      Snowshoe1835 miles3,556 ft14 miles2,641 ft
      #107#53165
      Downhill Ski12656 miles34,646 ft43 miles4,144 ft
      212,478
      Backcountry Ski57 miles1,837 ft2 miles4,088 ft
      20596
      Nordic Ski1024 miles1,952 ft10 miles1,516 ft
      23111,083
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