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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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      • 100
      • 42
      • 2

      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      263
      Trails Mountain Bike
      234
      Trails E-Bike
      20
      Trails Horse
      22
      Trails Hike
      231
      Trails Trail Running
      230
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      1
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      27
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      6
      Trails Nordic Ski
      67
      Total Distance
      368 miles
      Total Descent
      67,146 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,969 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      9,173 ft
      Reports
      4,527
      Photos
      1,810
      Ridden Counter
      111,448

      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 Bow Valley Mountain Biking Trails

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

      Bow Valley Mountain Bike Routes

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

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 13 rides
      Past Week
      • 152 rides

      Photos of Bow Valley Mountain Bike

      trail: wonder ridge
      234 |
      Sep 24, 2020 @ 8:27am
      Sep 24, 2020
      133 |
      Aug 26, 2020 @ 9:40am
      Aug 26, 2020
      568 |
      Aug 7, 2017 @ 9:12pm
      Aug 7, 2017
      405 |
      Jul 11, 2017 @ 10:39am
      Jul 11, 2017
      980 |
      Dec 1, 2015 @ 10:30am
      Dec 1, 2015
      trail: Prospector
      1,543 |
      Jun 11, 2013 @ 8:11pm
      Jun 11, 2013
      trail: Prospector
      173 |
      Nov 21, 2012 @ 10:31am
      Nov 21, 2012
      trail: Orchid
      752 |
      May 9, 2009 @ 8:34pm
      May 9, 2009

      Videos of Bow Valley Mountain Bike

      Canmore Drop Park
      125 | Sep 15, 2021

      83 | Jul 19, 2021
      dirt jumps
      117 | Mar 21, 2021
      2021 Marin Alpine Trail Carbon 2 - Ridden
      trail: Prospector
      100 | Dec 10, 2020
      Canmore Skinny Crash
      0:08 | 254 | Sep 7, 2020
      “Oh Doma”
      0:06 | 181 | Jul 26, 2020
      Friday Fails submission
      0:08 | 1093 | Jul 23, 2020
      Friday Fails - Daulton Near Death Experience
      0:18 | 439 | Jul 13, 2020

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Orchid
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      Jan 25, 2023 @ 7:50pm
      2 days
      Icyfat-bike-craigThe entire trail is ice. Not even smooth...
      EKG
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      Jan 25, 2023 @ 7:46pm
      2 days
      Icyfat-bike-craigExtremely icy. With the exception of the...
      EKG East
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      Jan 25, 2023 @ 7:42pm
      2 days
      Icyfat-bike-craigExtremely icy. Probably about 90% of the...

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Freddie's Flip w
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      Jan 22, 2023 @ 10:28am
      Jan 22, 2023
      Snow GroomedNordic Ski X-country
      Prairie View
      Barrier
      Jan 22, 2023 @ 2:18am
      Jan 22, 2023
      Snow PackedHike Spikes needed last 1/3 of the way up to...Lavs
      Jewell Pass
      Barrier
      Jan 21, 2023 @ 6:18pm
      Jan 21, 2023
      Snow PackedHike Lavs
      Meadowview w
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      Jan 21, 2023 @ 8:49am
      Jan 21, 2023
      Snow GroomedNordic Ski X-country
      Ribbon Creek East
      Kananaskis Village
      Jan 10, 2023 @ 6:04am
      Jan 10, 2023
      Snow CoveredE-Bike nice hard packed great with studded tiresMountainPeace
      Ribbon Creek West
      Kananaskis Village
      Jan 9, 2023 @ 10:04pm
      Jan 9, 2023
      Snow PackedE-Bike nice hard packed great with studded tiresMountainPeace
      Link Trail
      Kananaskis Village
      Jan 9, 2023 @ 10:04pm
      Jan 9, 2023
      Snow GroomedE-Bike nice hard packed great with studded tiresMountainPeace
      Loki's
      Three Sisters Mountain Village
      Jan 7, 2023 @ 5:36am
      Jan 7, 2023
      Snow PackedRkurio
      Bow Bridge / Spur Line
      Canmore
      Jan 6, 2023 @ 9:36pm
      Jan 6, 2023
      Snow GroomedRkurio
      Blue Coal Chutes
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      Jan 3, 2023 @ 1:28pm
      Jan 3, 2023
      Snow Groomed Generally good. It would be better if the...andrewbikeguide

      Activity Feed

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      user #1207496fat-bike-craigaddreportEKG East and 2 more
      Jan 25, 2023 @ 7:42pm
      2 days
      user #2258556AngryZellerslikedirectoryCanmore and Area Mountain Bike Association
      Jan 23, 2023 @ 6:45am
      Jan 23, 2023
      user #2203610LavsaddreportPrairie View and 1 more
      Jan 22, 2023 @ 4:47pm
      Jan 22, 2023
      user #1059644lito2020wishlisttrailRazors Edge
      Jan 21, 2023 @ 2:52pm
      Jan 21, 2023
      user #3345313MonasheeGirlwishlistroutePedal for Pints - Full Loop
      Jan 20, 2023 @ 8:35pm
      Jan 20, 2023

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2446483finblarrtrailGeorgetown ClimbThis is short and painful, but it's way better...
      Oct 17, 2022 @ 8:20am
      Oct 17, 2022
      user #2446483finblarrtrailBlack Coal ChutesThis is a great trail to start to learn to...
      Oct 17, 2022 @ 8:20am
      Oct 17, 2022
      user #1558950lukelikesbikesandbeersreportEKGDid you inform CNC?
      Oct 12, 2022 @ 9:49am
      Oct 12, 2022
      user #56716gereintrailBlackrockFirst km washed out doble track baby heads...
      Sep 23, 2022 @ 5:04pm
      Sep 23, 2022
      user #1803171ryancartierstrailBlackrockFrom the flats where you likely park, a short...
      Sep 18, 2022 @ 6:35pm
      Sep 18, 2022

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike234289 miles51,693 ft134 miles3,520 ft
      1,7374,46011969,478
      E-Bike2020 miles1,217 ft6 miles1,378 ft
      3,3976774
      Horse2245 miles5,732 ft18 miles1,365 ft
      1,53423
      Hike231335 miles63,957 ft148 miles4,970 ft
      484,44297,983
      Trail Running230330 miles63,776 ft148 miles4,970 ft
      14,439215,978
      Dirtbike/Moto16 miles554 ft3 miles476 ft
      1,44729
      ATV/ORV/OHV16 miles554 ft3 miles476 ft
      1,4479
      Snowshoe2736 miles3,350 ft13 miles2,822 ft
      82293
      Backcountry Ski617 miles1,660 ft6 miles1,447 ft
      70933
      Nordic Ski67104 miles11,056 ft45 miles2,244 ft
      187115,706
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