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      Bow Valley is a valley located along the upper Bow River. Lake Louise and Banff.
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      Region Details
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      • 99
      • 44
      • 2

      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      277
      Trails Mountain Bike
      245
      Trails E-Bike
      21
      Trails Horse
      21
      Trails Hike
      244
      Trails Trail Running
      243
      Trails Snowshoe
      27
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      6
      Trails Nordic Ski
      67
      Total Distance
      389 miles
      Total Descent
      68,930 ft
      Total Vertical
      5,266 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      9,470 ft
      Reports
      5,063
      Photos
      1,945
      Ridden Counter
      135,035

      Outside Logo Articles

      Race Recap: BC Enduro Series - Canmore, AB
      Jul 16, 2019 from pinkbike.com
      The Steedz Enduro Mountain Bike Team and Bicycle Cafe partnered up once again to bring back the Canmore Enduro as part of the BC Enduro Series.

      Popular Trail Networks

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      Canmore Nordic Centre 16 48 29 1
      Chester-Sawmill 10 4
      Kananaskis Village 17 8
      Montane 7 9 1
      Quarry Lake Trails 5 5 2
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      Popular Bow Valley Mountain Biking Trails

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      The Odyssey
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      Mad Handler
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      Orchid
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      Hey McLeod
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      EKG East
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      FYI
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      Soft Yoghurt
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      Tragically Hip
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      Long Road to Ruin
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      EKG
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      Devonian Drop
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      The Albertan
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      Killer Bees
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      Dipped Cone
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      Georgetown Climb
      Canmore Nordic Centre

      Bow Valley Mountain Bike Routes

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      Canmore Nordic Center Orange Loop
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      5 miles
      EKG/Odyssey Loop
      Quarry Lake Trails
      8 miles
      CNC summer loop
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      7 miles
      CNC summer loop - EKG/Odyssey/longroad
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      8 miles
      Prospector Route
      Exshaw
      4 miles
      Prairie View/Jewell Pass Barrier Loop
      Barrier
      9 miles
      Pedal for Pints - Full Loop
      Horseshoe / G8
      16 miles
      razors edge loop from parking lot
      Exshaw
      11 miles
      Horseshoe/G8 Loop
      Horseshoe / G8
      6 miles
      PV and Razors
      Exshaw
      12 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 8 rides
      Past Week
      • 109 rides

      Photos of Bow Valley Mountain Bike

      trail: Wonder Ridge
      299 |
      Sep 24, 2020 @ 8:27am
      Sep 24, 2020
      150 |
      Aug 26, 2020 @ 9:40am
      Aug 26, 2020
      599 |
      Aug 7, 2017 @ 9:12pm
      Aug 7, 2017
      441 |
      Jul 11, 2017 @ 10:39am
      Jul 11, 2017
      1,050 |
      Dec 1, 2015 @ 10:30am
      Dec 1, 2015
      trail: Prospector
      1,668 |
      Jun 11, 2013 @ 8:11pm
      Jun 11, 2013
      trail: Prospector
      187 |
      Nov 21, 2012 @ 10:31am
      Nov 21, 2012
      trail: Orchid
      810 |
      May 9, 2009 @ 8:34pm
      May 9, 2009

      Videos of Bow Valley Mountain Bike

      15 | Jul 20, 2023
      Canmore Drop Park
      174 | Sep 15, 2021

      107 | Jul 19, 2021
      dirt jumps
      141 | Mar 21, 2021
      2021 Marin Alpine Trail Carbon 2 - Ridden
      trail: Prospector
      105 | Dec 10, 2020
      Canmore Skinny Crash
      0:08 | 311 | Sep 7, 2020
      “Oh Doma”
      0:06 | 193 | Jul 26, 2020
      Friday Fails submission
      0:08 | 1432 | Jul 23, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      FYI
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      Feb 21, 2024 @ 6:22pm
      Feb 21, 2024
      Snow PackedNot a ton of snow but ice free.fat-bike-craig
      EKG
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      Feb 21, 2024 @ 6:21pm
      Feb 21, 2024
      Snow PackedNot too much snow but free of ice.fat-bike-craig
      Studless Link w
      Kananaskis Village
      Feb 21, 2024 @ 2:26am
      Feb 21, 2024
      Snow GroomedNordic Ski Mostly clear, with a few spots of icey...FifiRodriguez
      Kovach Trail
      Kananaskis Village
      Feb 21, 2024 @ 2:26am
      Feb 21, 2024
      VariableNordic Ski FifiRodriguez
      Aspen Trail
      Kananaskis Village
      Feb 21, 2024 @ 2:26am
      Feb 21, 2024
      VariableNordic Ski FifiRodriguez
      Shinrin Cut Off w
      Kananaskis Village
      Feb 21, 2024 @ 2:26am
      Feb 21, 2024
      VariableNordic Ski FifiRodriguez
      The Odyssey
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      Feb 21, 2024 @ 2:20am
      Feb 21, 2024
      Snow PackedThe approach from the South isa little...fat-bike-craig
      Odyssey Meadow
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      Feb 21, 2024 @ 2:20am
      Feb 21, 2024
      Snow Packedfat-bike-craig
      Orchid
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      Feb 21, 2024 @ 2:20am
      Feb 21, 2024
      Snow CoveredNot too much snow but at least there is...fat-bike-craig
      Fun Forest
      Quarry Lake Trails
      Feb 20, 2024 @ 6:40am
      Feb 20, 2024
      Snow PackedNataliap25

      Activity Feed

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      mavkonariddentrailactivity #49654730 and 1 more
      Mar 1, 2024 @ 6:32pm
      4 hours
      mavkonariddentrailactivity #49654729 and 1 more
      Mar 1, 2024 @ 6:32pm
      4 hours
      hidsonationwishlisttrailactivity #49617610
      Feb 28, 2024 @ 1:12pm
      2 days
      TheBuster7313votetrailactivity #49394931
      Feb 21, 2024 @ 6:35pm
      Feb 21, 2024
      fat-bike-craigaddreportactivity #49394543 and 4 more
      Feb 21, 2024 @ 6:20pm
      Feb 21, 2024

      Recent Comments

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      kseddon27trailLaundry ChutesLame. Shouldn’t be a black…
      Oct 15, 2023 @ 2:33pm
      Oct 15, 2023
      racerfacertrailCCH Cutoffalmost the entire descent section is on public...
      Oct 10, 2023 @ 11:18am
      Oct 10, 2023
      SJRBtrailSoft YoghurtTrail closed
      Oct 1, 2023 @ 7:19pm
      Oct 1, 2023
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      Sep 24, 2023 @ 10:58am
      Sep 24, 2023
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      Sep 3, 2023 @ 11:48am
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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike245304 miles53,845 ft141 miles3,520 ft
      1,8634,97512386,623
      E-Bike2120 miles1,188 ft7 miles1,378 ft
      3,79881,888
      Horse2039 miles5,171 ft15 miles1,365 ft
      1,56427
      Hike244356 miles65,344 ft153 miles5,266 ft
      604,9561111,124
      Trail Running243351 miles65,164 ft153 miles5,266 ft
      14,954189,128
      Snowshoe2736 miles3,350 ft13 miles2,822 ft
      1042110
      Backcountry Ski617 miles1,660 ft6 miles1,447 ft
      901,447
      Nordic Ski67104 miles11,063 ft45 miles2,244 ft
      219619,359
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