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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • 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 Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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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 or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
      Bow Valley is a valley located along the upper Bow River. Lake Louise and Banff.
      Region Details
      • 42
      • 11
      • 34
      • 67
      • 19
      • 2


      Open on Jan 12, 2019

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      175
      Trails Mountain Bike
      175
      Trails E-Bike
      3
      Trails Hike
      175
      Trails Trail Running
      175
      Total Distance
      250 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      113 miles
      Total Descent
      56,944 ft
      Total Vertical
      5,050 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      9,254 ft
      Reports
      1,169
      Photos
      1,016
      Ridden Counter
      21,658

      Photos of Bow Valley Mountain Bike

      trail: Prairie View
      139 |
      Sep 4, 2017 @ 1:15pm
      Sep 4, 2017
      Prairie View, Turner Valley
      trail: Loki's
      60 |
      Feb 11, 2017 @ 6:08pm
      Feb 11, 2017
      Loki's, Calgary
      482 |
      Dec 1, 2015 @ 10:30am
      Dec 1, 2015
      Black Coal Chutes, Calgary
      trail: Orchid
      417 |
      May 9, 2009 @ 8:34pm
      May 9, 2009
      Orchid, Canmore
      more photos »

      Videos of Bow Valley Mountain Bike

      Canmore Mountain Biking: Wooden Bridges at...
      0:38 | 12 | Aug 13, 2018
      Canmore Nordic Centre: Odysessy
      0:35 | 70 | Aug 12, 2018
      Canmore Nordic Cetre, Drop Off
      trail: No Homers
      0:04 | 62 | Aug 7, 2018
      Canmore Nordic Centre: Drop Off
      trail: No Homers
      0:08 | 53 | Aug 7, 2018
      more videos »

      Bow Valley Mountain Bike Routes

      titleratingdistance
      razors edge loop from parking lot
      11 miles
      Giver6er race
      7 miles
      Grizzly Ultra leg 3: Lynx
      8 miles
      YYCMTB - Plaid Goat Intermediate Ride
      8 miles

      Recent Comments

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      user #1620224kdj10trailRibbon Creek TrailGreat Winter Fat Biking today.
      Dec 28, 2018 @ 6:13pm
      Dec 28, 2018
      user #1608dingoboytrailHigh Rockies - Rummel to Night Club3 bikers rode from driftwood lot to avi...
      Dec 19, 2018 @ 4:43pm
      Dec 19, 2018
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      Nov 13, 2018 @ 3:31pm
      Nov 13, 2018
      user #1125669RalliartrydogtrailProspector (Back Loop)One of the best trails in the bow valley hands...
      Sep 27, 2018 @ 8:55pm
      Sep 27, 2018
      user #1509978binthefreeridertrailOrgan Donorreally fun!!!!
      Aug 28, 2018 @ 10:09am
      Aug 28, 2018
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      Recent Activity

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      user #1568863cbuhleraddridelogJan 19, 2019 ride log
      Jan 19, 2019 @ 9:30pm
      6 hours
      user #1095262KeithHannaaddridelogJan 19, 2019 ride log
      Jan 19, 2019 @ 7:21pm
      8 hours
      user #1029481RfenemoreaddridelogJan 19, 2019 ride log
      Jan 19, 2019 @ 5:07pm
      10 hours
      user #203157hotwaxaddridelogJan 19, 2019 ride log
      Jan 19, 2019 @ 4:20pm
      11 hours
      user #1083759YYCbikesaddridelogJan 19, 2019 ride log and 1 more
      Jan 19, 2019 @ 3:23pm
      12 hours
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      • By canadaka TFADMIN Plus & contributors
      • Admins: warrenmacdonald, BVMBA, CMBA, AlbertaParks
      • #4697 - 3,650 views

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