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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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
ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
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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
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Bow Valley is a valley located along the upper Bow River. Lake Louise and Banff.
      Region Details
      • 11
      • 10
      • 54
      • 88
      • 41
      • 2

      Region Status
      Open as of Oct 13, 2020

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      210
      Trails Mountain Bike
      207
      Trails E-Bike
      6
      Trails Hike
      204
      Trails Trail Running
      204
      Trails Horse
      15
      Trails Snowshoe
      7
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      4
      Trails Nordic Ski
      38
      Total Distance
      298 miles
      Total Descent
      65,395 ft
      Total Vertical
      5,050 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      9,254 ft
      Reports
      2,676
      Photos
      1,483
      Ridden Counter
      63,021

      Popular Trail Networks

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      Canmore Nordic Centre 16 47 28 1
      Chester-Sawmill 8 5
      Montane 5 8 1
      Kananaskis Village 11 1
      Horseshoe / G8 2 8 1
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      Popular Bow Valley Mountain Biking Trails

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      Orchid
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      The Odyssey
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      Hey McLeod
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      Mad Handler
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      Soft Yoghurt
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      FYI
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      EKG East
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      Long Road to Ruin
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      EKG
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      Georgetown Climb
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      Devonian Drop
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      The Albertan
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      Organ Donor
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      Killer Bees
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      Blue Coal Chutes
      Canmore Nordic Centre

      Bow Valley Mountain Bike Routes

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      Prospector Route
      Exshaw
      4 miles
      Horseshoe/G8 Loop
      Horseshoe / G8
      6 miles
      Canmore Nordic Center Orange Loop
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      5 miles
      Canmore Nordic Center Endurance Loop
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      9 miles
      Canmore Nordic Center Endurance + Orange Loop
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      14 miles
      Horseshoe Slabs route
      Horseshoe / G8
      2 miles
      razors edge loop from parking lot
      Exshaw
      11 miles
      Prairie View/Jewell Pass Barrier Loop
      Barrier
      9 miles
      South High Rockies through suspension bridge
      Chester-Sawmill
      8 miles
      PV and Razors
      Exshaw
      12 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 1 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 7 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 62 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance

      Photos of Bow Valley Mountain Bike

      717 |
      Dec 1, 2015 @ 10:30am
      Dec 1, 2015
      trail: Prospector
      1,236 |
      Jun 11, 2013 @ 8:11pm
      Jun 11, 2013
      trail: Prospector
      134 |
      Nov 21, 2012 @ 10:31am
      Nov 21, 2012
      trail: Orchid
      563 |
      May 9, 2009 @ 8:34pm
      May 9, 2009

      Videos of Bow Valley Mountain Bike

      Canmore Skinny Crash
      0:08 | 75 | Sep 7, 2020
      “Oh Doma”
      0:06 | 103 | Jul 26, 2020
      Friday Fails submission
      0:08 | 481 | Jul 23, 2020
      Friday Fails - Daulton Near Death Experience
      0:18 | 212 | Jul 13, 2020

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Get Out
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      Oct 13, 2020 @ 1:11pm
      Oct 13, 2020
      Dryrobmazenccnc CNC Closed for the season due to Frozen...
      Baby Beluga
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      Oct 13, 2020 @ 1:11pm
      Oct 13, 2020
      Idealrobmazenccnc CNC Closed for the season due to Frozen...
      Get In
      Canmore Nordic Centre
      Oct 13, 2020 @ 1:07pm
      Oct 13, 2020
      Dryrobmazenccnc CNC Closed for the season due to Frozen...

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1020405Nathan1983addkarmaCanmore and 1 more
      Oct 20, 2020 @ 4:17am
      3 days
      user #2406935Bre-doncommenttrailThe Albertan
      Oct 19, 2020 @ 3:31pm
      Oct 19, 2020
      user #2337572GrisleebrandriddentrailHey McLeod and 2 more
      Oct 17, 2020 @ 5:48pm
      Oct 17, 2020
      user #1849347cam-rides-bikesvotetrailDevonian Drop and 1 more
      Oct 16, 2020 @ 2:54pm
      Oct 16, 2020
      user #1849347cam-rides-bikesvotetrailShort G8
      Oct 15, 2020 @ 5:49pm
      Oct 15, 2020

      Recent Comments

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      user #2406935Bre-dontrailThe AlbertanTOTALLY A GREAT TRAIL - this comment was paid...
      Oct 19, 2020 @ 3:31pm
      Oct 19, 2020
      user #1849347cam-rides-bikestrailRacecourse downhillReally fun but short
      Oct 15, 2020 @ 4:38pm
      Oct 15, 2020
      user #1849347cam-rides-bikestrailJewell PassReally beautiful trail with an awesome...
      Oct 12, 2020 @ 4:16pm
      Oct 12, 2020
      user #2406935Bre-dontrailFYIFYI is worth your buck. Unlike most trails at...
      Sep 30, 2020 @ 12:58am
      Sep 30, 2020
      user #2406935Bre-dontrailThree Sisters - 1Hey man I don't give a fuck about this...
      Sep 30, 2020 @ 12:25am
      Sep 30, 2020

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